Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
The Wilma was founded in 1973 as The Wilma Project and challenged the Philadelphia cultural community to produce original theatrical productions and develop local artists. Through the presentation of bold, original, well-crafted productions the Wilma engages artists and audiences with range of voice, viewpoints, and styles. The Wilma began as a feminist collective, hence it's name. The theater's namesake is after the sister of the great William Shakespeare. The founders strove for new ways of expression and revelation, social relevance and impact.
Audiences are invited into the inner workings of someone else's story, perspective, or idea. The Wilma strives to be a true artistic home where artists can come together to experiment, learn, engage, collaborate, and even fail. The Wilma HotHouse is an incubator company for "artistic investigation and experimentation", and encourages actors to dare to explore theatrical limits.
Post cover photo Creative Commons “Chemical Heritage Foundation's Particle Falls” by Knight Foundation is licensed under CC2.0 CTA photo Creative Commons “The Wilma Theatre” by Kofla Olivieri is licensed under CC2.0