An Evening with Theatre Makers
July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening of discussion, reflection, and learning from a panel of diverse theatre artists and creators. You’ll hear from them about building a theatre company and creating art in a modern landscape.
Additionally, our panelists and moderator will take a deep look at diversity within local theatre and the importance of making art for communities that provide opportunities to identify and see themselves on stage.
Carly L. Bonder
Carly L. Bodnar (she/they) is a storyteller, director, teaching artist, and performer. She is the Co-Artistic Director and Founding Member of ReVamp Collective, a feminist-centric theatre collective whose mission is to create opportunities in all aspects of the theatrical process, give voice to the silenced, and create theatre for social change. Carly has worked in a variety of mediums from scripted work to devised theatre and is dedicated to cultivating community and a greater sense of empathy through her art. They are most interested in new works and collaboration. Some of Carly’s directing credits include; Twelve Chairs (Juniper Productions), The Helen Project, Jimmy Gorski is Dead, Sh*t Men Have Said (ReVamp Collective), Blithe Spirit (Hedgerow Theatre Company) Company, Arcadia (La Salle University), and All the Dead Biddles (Underbite Theatre). Outside of directing Carly works as an acting/career coach and teaching artist. She has taught with Philadelphia Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, Walnut Street Theatre, Lantern Theater Company, and Delaware Theatre Company. They received their BA in Theatre from Temple University with a minor in Art History. Carly is an alum of the 2018 Director’s Lab West and the 2018-2019 SDC Observership pool. Check out one of the four shows Carly is working on in Philly Fringe. www.carlyLbodnar.com / www.revampcollective.com
Ninth Planet is a platform for live performance for curious people of all ages, with a focus on amplifying the work of womxn, gender-variant people, and people of color. Our performances are created collaboratively by the ensemble, empowering each individual to impact the process. We challenge patriarchal traditions by centering co-authorship and long-form process; creating intentional space for reflection, responsiveness, and deviation. Our shows are designed to activate imagination, self-reflection, and a sense of adventure through the collision of dance, theatre, music, and installation. We aim to support socio-emotional growth in communities by building our projects in collaboration with the intended audiences. We believe that performance makers are uniquely positioned to help people envision alternative futures through artistic experiences.
Recent projects include workshops of Honey Honey, premiere of Homeworld for babies, and a series of performances in the cinematic styles of neo-noir, psycho thriller, and psychedelic mystery.
Theatre in the X
Theatre in the X was created in 2013 to provide the people of West Philadelphia and the African American community at large the opportunity to see professional quality theater in their own neighborhood for no cost. By removing the barriers of location and price, the audience is able to experience theater that they possibly would not be able to access otherwise. Theatre in the X also provides opportunities to playwrights, actors, directors, stage managers, DJs, sound engineers and vendors of color.
Patreshettarlini (Pat) Adams is the resident stage manager at The Wilma Theater. She has been with the organization since the theater made its home on the Avenue of the Arts in 1996! Pat’s career has included 7 seasons as stage manager at the Tony Award winning Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. She has also worked at the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta, GA and the National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC. Additionally, Pat has travelled the world with the critically-acclaimed dance company Noche Flamenca! She currently serves as secretary for the Philadelphia Area Liaison Committee and Chairperson of the Trustee Board at Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Pat is a member of Actors’ Equity and a new member of Theatre Philadelphia’s Board of Directors. Most recently, she tries to use her free time to spoil her grandsons, Isaiah and Elijah.