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07 Apr 2016
In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we proudly present a series of throwback images we've dug out of our own archives. Starting with this one of Quinn and Dito, sharing a bed in a tiny apartment while touring internationally. It's the life of a touring artist. A note from Dito: "We did share that bed. During SHUT EYE in Edinburgh... READ MORE »
03 Mar 2016
We are pleased to announce that Network of Ensemble Theatres has awarded Pig Iron Theatre Company with a 2015-16 NET/TEN Exchange Grant to support a collaboration with music composer and Filmmaker Troy Herion. Pig Iron and Herion will come together for 10 daysto exchange improvisation and composition techniques related to the devising of original music-theater. This exchange will lay the... READ MORE »
16 Feb 2016
La Vie Bo-Ham - Pig Iron's annual benefit cabaret - was a success and we surpassed our goals. Our heartfelt thanks to our fans, donors, volunteers, performers, and everyone who made the event so special, so fun, and so successful. We hope if you were there you enjoyed yourself and walked home with an auction item or two. Check back... READ MORE »
14 Jan 2016
"Long before Death Cab for Cutie and Toots and the Maytals were playing the main stage, the Troc's biggest stars were burlesque heroines such as Blaze Starr and Gypsy Rose Lee. The rock club in Philly's Chinatown district opened in 1880 as a vaudeville-and-minstrel-show outpost known as the Arch Street Opera House; its live-music incarnation began a century later. The... READ MORE »
07 Dec 2015 in Gentlemen Volunteers
We've uncovered a plethora of World War I love letters. This one, sent to a lover along with a flower, is definitely worth reading.* 'If prayers will aide and they will God will take care of everything. Of course it is hard to understand this war in regards to the Lord’s will and means of protecting his people - but... READ MORE »