It is a redefining moment for us as we begin a multi-year celebration of our 50th anniversary, announcing not only a new season but a new identity that proudly encompasses all that we offer to the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia region. This exciting new chapter honors our legacy, strengthens our connection to Penn and begins a transformative future.
In making this change, we honor and uphold the Annenberg Center’s 50-year history of world-class quality and progressive artistry, connecting diverse audiences with visionary artists and ideas. From pre-Broadway runs of August Wilson or Tennessee Williams to building the premier dance series in America and everything in-between, we continue our legacy of introducing Philadelphia to modern, eclectic and boundary-pushing artists as the leading multidisciplinary presenter in the city.
As Penn Live Arts, we celebrate and deepen our integration with Penn, furthering our commitment to use the performing arts to bolster the student, faculty and staff experience. We will foster a closer alignment with academic curriculum through masterclasses, workshops and professional development opportunities and create a more interconnected arts culture as a true advocate for student performing arts. We bridge campus and community with greater access to the world-class expertise and resources of Penn.
And, Penn Live Arts looks to the future with excitement for growth and transformation as we curate innovative and more wide-reaching programming in spaces beyond the Annenberg Center’s walls. In presenting more national and international artists not otherwise performing in the city, we expand access to and understanding of worldwide culture across our community. We will energize current audiences and inspire and welcome the next as we seek to be a catalyst for new performance works, creativity, engagement and connections, both in and outside of our theatres.