Commissions, Partnerships, Residencies
Through commissions and residencies, White Box Theatre engages in partnerships with universities, cultural organizations, museums, and schools in order to respond to questions, interpret communities, collections, and ideas. White Box Theatre provides an interdisciplinary, and inter-generational methodology to research, response, and presentation engaging academics content experts, artists, students, youth, and community members around questions worth asking. White Box Theatre will partner in all aspects of program production including: grant writing, hiring, project management, project/performance creation, and implementation. White Box Theatre has a wide range of relationships with artists, universities, cultural organizations, and community groups to aid in the facilitation of program development and implementation.
In addition to creating full programming, White Box Theatre offers individual and organizations consultation, dramaturgy, development workshops, lectures and presentations in designing and implementing an interdisciplinary approach to research and inquiry into a creative process.
White Box Theatre creates performance and installation work combined with educational/community outreach programming. White Box Theatre is sometimes the primary Creator (writing, direction, choreography design, build) or a Core Collaborator (partner in dramaturgy, design, build, and choreography).
A site-specific work commissioned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
Commissioned by the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.
Commissioned by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.
Commissioned by Franklin and Marshall College.
Commissioned by the Rosenbach Museum and Library.
Commissioned by the West Chester University Theatre Arts Department. White Box Theatre provided set/puppetry design and build, puppetry coaching and direction, and consulted in choreography.
A site-specific collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania’s Theatre Arts Department. White Box Theatre provided dramaturgical support and visual design including: costume, props, lighting, and choreography.
Commissioned by Pennsylvania Ballet II. White Box Theatre provided set and puppet design, construction, object choreography, and dramaturgical support.
Commissioned by the Arden Theatre Company. White Box Theatre created shadow puppets, object design, and light and shadow choreography.
Commissioned by the Lantern Theatre Company. White Box Theatre/Sebastienne Mundheim designed and built sets, puppets, sculpture, and provided choreography, direction, and educational outreach.
Education / Interdisciplinary Engagement
Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation.
In 2014, PAPAYA engaged White Box Theatre to collaborate on the visioning of the organization and create interdisciplinary engagement and educational experiences.
For 20 years, White Box Theatre created education programming in conjunction with exhibitions at the Arthur Ross Gallery.
Additional education programming in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New Orleans.
Get Involved: Projects in the Works
We are always making new work and offering new internship/volunteer and work opportunities. New projects coming soon.