A black and white illustration of a vintage slingshot that looks like it's about to shoot out the word "CATAPULT" in teal letters


Event Details


The Arts Bank
601 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Please join us for the Catapult Festival 2021, featuring 3 original full-length devised works created by the Class of 2021. This cohort has been investigating wrestling, power vacuums, grief, cleaning up other people’s messes, jargon and nonsense language, insomnia, and absurd machinery, among many other themes, echoing so much of the world’s anxieties and mysteries of the last 22 months. After mining the opportunities of the digital and virtual space for over a year, this culminating semester within the University of the Arts/Pig Iron Devised Performance Program has seen a return to studio practice and to face-to-face collaboration. Come witness this moment in time and watch these daring, sensitive, wise artists launch themselves beyond their grad school walls and into the complex world where their artistic gifts are necessary and sharp-edged.

UArts/Pig Iron MFA Class of 2021
Katharine Aarness
Fred Fletcher-Jackson
Dre'Land Goar
Sasha Kostyrko
Kenyon Meleney
Samuel Metzger
Ryan Pater
Nina Sharp
Brooke Shilling
Mingming Wang
Carlton Ward
Rohaan Unvala




Friday, December 10th | 7:00pm
Saturday, December 11th | 7:00pm
Sunday, December 12th | 7:00pm

The Arts Bank
601 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147*

Come a bit early to experience Bellisant Corcoran-Mathe’s installation:
WE <3 OUR CUSTOMERS: Get Pricked 
WE <3 OUR CUSTOMERS: Get Pricked is an interactive installation exploring gender, the male gaze and popcorn where the viewer is invited to play some darts, watch some "classic" film and try not to get wounded in the process.

Each performance will be followed by a reception with the artists.

This event is FREE but seating is limited so make sure to RSVP @ rsvp@pigiron.org.


*UArts students, faculty, and staff will be required to present an up-to-date UArts ID. All non-UArts patrons will need to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required.