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The "Mutant Water Babies" cast at rehearsal. Photo by William McKeown.

The Boundary-Pushing, Political-Minded Musical Coming to Campus

“Mutant Water Babies,” a politically and socially relevant show that Drexel’s Co-Op Theater Company devised alongside professionals, opens Nov. 10 in the Mandell Theater after two nights of previews. 

Drexel Students Deliver a Weekly Dose of Fun at CHOP

In “Story Medicine,” one of Drexel’s several community-based learning courses, students visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to perform shows based on scripts they write, giving the young patients in their audience a joyous break from the norm.

(L-R) Drexel students Jacob Meriner and Sophie Hirsch. Photo by Kate Raines.

Drexel and Simpatico Theatre Project Team Up to Present Family-Friendly Cult Classic "Watership Down"

Co-produced by the Simpatico Theater Project and Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design as part of Drexel’s Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP), "Watership Down" will feature a cast and crew comprised of students and professionals, set against the work of top-notch designers from around the region. The show will run from Nov. 4 – 22 in Drexel’s Mandell Theater (33rd & Chestnut Streets).

Ladies from the 2014 Madrigal Dinner

Drexel Chamber Singers Want You to Party Like it’s 1585

Want to live life like a Renaissance man or woman? No need to build a time travel machine—the Drexel Chamber Singers will take care of everything.

The Drexel Co-op Theatre Company will stage a production of “DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" from Feb. 12-21.

“DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" Explores a Darker Side of the Peanuts Gang at Drexel

Imagine Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as anguished teenagers. The Drexel Co-op Theatre Company will stage a production of “DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” an irreverent, yet poignant drama that conceives the teenaged Charlie Brown and his friends as real people dealing with complex issues.
J. Hernandez and Victoria Rose Bonito in "Blood Wedding." Photo by Plate3Photography.com.

Only Two Weeks Left to See “Blood Wedding” with Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at Drexel

Only two weeks remain to see a rare staging of Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” as the Philadelphia Artists' Collective (PAC) teams up with students from Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to present the classic tragedy of revenge and deception. The show will run through Nov. 23 at Drexel’s Mandell Theater (3201 Chestnut St.).
The chilling and powerful play has become a classic of 20th century theater.

Drexel and Philadelphia Artists’ Collective Team Up to Present Classic Spanish Tragedy “Blood Wedding”

A lover awaits. A bride runs away. A celebration becomes a nightmare. Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” will have a rare staging in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Artists' Collective (The PAC) teams up with students from Drexel University’s Co-Op Theatre Company in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to present the classic tragedy of revenge and deception. The show will run from Nov. 6 – 23 at Drexel’s Mandell Theater (3201 Chestnut St.).
This illustration for the novel "The War of the Worlds" by H.G. Wells shows a Martian fighting-machine battling with the warship Thunder Child.

‘War of the Worlds’ Opens at Drexel on Halloween Night, Free Admission for those in Costume

This Halloween night, the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company in Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will open its version of “War of the Worlds” at the URBN Center Annex’s Black Box Theater (3401 Filbert St.).  The show will run from Oct. 30 – Nov. 2. On opening night – Halloween, Oct. 31 – attendees who come dressed in costume will receive free admission.
Tortoise and hare

Drexel Players Adapt Children's Fables for the Corporate World in 'AE$OP'

In September, the Drexel Players will bring “AE$OP,” an original play based on “Aesop’s Fables,” to Philadelphia’s FringeArts festival. The production appears at Drexel’s URBN Annex Black Box Theater from Sept. 5 through 14.

Mike Moss

Nearly 2 Years After His Death, Drexel Band Director's Performance Coming to Life

Several years ago, Mike Moss, PhD, and Nick Anselmo shared an idea: a production of Cole Porter’s musical “Kiss Me, Kate,” that could bring together the different programs within Drexel’s Department of Performing Arts. Tragically, Moss passed away before the idea could come to fruition. But now the show will go on.


“Welcome to Campus: Not Your Ordinary College Tour” is a co-production by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia’s avant-garde Swim Pony Performing Arts theater company. Photo credit: C. Shan Cerrone.

Drexel and Swim Pony Take Theater to the Streets with “Welcome to Campus” Show

Most college tours will show you the dorms, the dining hall, the library – but what if a tour could give you a glimpse of what college is really like? Of the excitement, heartbreak and soul-searching that actually goes on during those life-changing years? “Welcome to Campus: Not Your Ordinary College Tour,” a co-production by Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and Philadelphia’s avant-garde Swim Pony Performing Arts theater company, brings those highs and lows of young adulthood to life through an interactive theatrical tour experience.

A scene from the Drexel Co-op Theatre Company's first production, "Godzilla."

Why a new company means big things for theater at Drexel

Drexel’s new Co-op Theatre Company gives the University’s theater program its own identity and, true to Drexel’s mission, gives students real-world experience to stand out above the rest.