Community News and Stories

3/27/24 – Change & Intersectionality

“Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds” by Adrienne Maree Brown In this book, Adrienne Maree Brown uses elements found in nature to convey ideas like

Headshot of Allison Powell, wearing a white blouse and blue blazer against a gray backdrop

Allison Powell, C’93

Alumni Spotlight on Allison Powell, C’93 Can you keep dancing throughout life, while balancing family, work, and philanthropy? Allison Powell certainly does! She started dancing

1/17/24 – The power of your identity

“Your Identity is Your Superpower” by America Ferrera America Ferrera (actress from Ugly Betty and Barbie) details how in her journey of auditioning, she was

11/29/23 – Unconscious Bias

The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How To Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams by Pamela Fuller and Mark Murphy with Anne Chow

11/15/23 – Community and Implicit Bias

The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles Vogl (Penn Libraries) (Amazon) “The Art of Community” by Charles Vogl explores seven principles for

Carnegie Dashboard 2023

days until the show!! Jump to… Itinerary Locations Contacts Cash Manager Resources Know Before You Go Reference Recordings FAQ Group Name 50% Group roster submitted

Sarah Elger, GAR’13

Alumni Spotlight on Sarah Elger, GAR’13 Sarah Elger, GAR’13 has a diverse background in the arts. After pursuing sculpture and dance at Bard College, Sarah

2023 Student Performing Arts Awards

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Join us at the Student Performing Arts Awards Celebration:Saturday, May 13th @ 2pm, Platt House Lobby  Join Platt House on

Kalyne Coleman, C’14

Alumni Spotlight on Kalyne Coleman, C’14   Get to know our Alumni Spotlight: Kalyne Coleman, a Penn alum who was heavily involved in the arts

Black Arts in the Spotlight

We’re reaching across Philadelphia to gather up some of the Black joy, Black experiences, and Black art happening near you! The Black Arts Series is

SPAN poster featuring a backdrop of dozens of performing arts group logos.

SPAN returns to the stage

After two years of virtual presentation, the annual Student Performing Arts Night returned to the Zellerbach stage this fall! Our students held on to the

Daina Troy, W’98

Alumni Spotlight on Daina Troy, W’98   Daina Troy is a Penn alum as well as a proud Philly native! When applying to school, she

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COVID Safety for Audiences

Mandates for Student Performances at the University of Pennsylvania 1. Symptom Screening   Before arriving on campus, all audience members must complete a day-of health

PennOpen Campus

PennOpen Screening

For students, staff, faculty, and members of the Penn community: PennOpen Pass is a daily symptom tracker designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading

Carnegie Dashboard 2021

Carnegie Hall: Performer Dashboard The countdown to Carnegie begins! Please watch this page for final itineraries, addresses, and contact information which will be released Thursday

Arnab Mishra

Arnab Mishra, W’96

During his undergraduate experience at Penn, Arnab Mishra spent tons of time flexing his creative muscles in and out of the classroom. He shares that

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Native American Heritage Month is about uplifting and celebrating the ancestry, traditions, and cultures of Indigenous people. We also

Senior Awards 2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!   Student Performing Arts Awards CelebrationSunday, May 16th @ 2pm ET Join us for our final celebration of the

Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal

Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 PandemicAn Invitation to a Guided Session of Healing, Processing, and Community-Building for

Sara Outing

Sara Outing, C’13

Sara Outing, C’13 is Platt House’s inimitable Administrative Coordinator! She came to Penn from Chapel Hill, NC and graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts. Since then,

Fall 2020 Follow Up

Dear PAC, This week we all learned that the Fall 2020 semester will be fully virtual. While we had been eager to share our provisional plans

Jennifer Weber, C’00

Jennifer Weber, C’00

Get to know our featured alum, Jennifer Weber, C’00! Jennifer is a choreographer living in New York City. She graduated from Penn in 2000 with

Ben Grinberg, C’11

Ben Grinberg, C’11

Ben Grinberg has learned the importance of balance, not only in his schedule, but literally in his work as an artist and educator at the

Ramita Ravi

Ramita Ravi, C’17

Hailing from a small town near Pittsburgh, PA, Ramita Ravi spent her undergraduate years at Penn studying Health and Societies and dancing up a storm!

InVersion Theatre

Interview with InVersion Theatre

Tell us a little about yourselves, your hometowns, and your majors and graduation years. Johnny Lloyd: Asheville, NC; International Relations, 2011. I’m a playwright and producer

Joan Harrison’81

Joan Harrison ’81

Hailing from a family of six children in Westbury, New York, as a freshman Harrison felt a bit at sea. But in her first semester

Jason Butler, C’09

Alumni Spotlight:  Jason Butler, C’09 Get to know our featured alum – Jason Butler! Hailing from Garden City, NY, Jason studied Communications and Theatre Arts

Pamela Hetherington, C’01

Alumni Spotlight: Pamela Hetherington, C’01 Get to know our featured Alum—Pamela Hetherington! Philadelphia native Pamela danced with Penn Dance during her years at Penn. Additionally, from

Lolita Jackson, E’89

Lolita Jackson, E’89  Get to know our featured Alum—Lolita Jackson! Lolita was always a performing artist. She had always played instruments but found that she


Kristin Marra, E’14

“Oh, you play the flute in the Penn Band! How is that? I would imagine it’s a lot of fun.” I heard some variation of


Stephanie R. McNeal, W’91

They say that everyone has a soundtrack to their lives, and I am very grateful that. If I am ever challenged to put my official