Curio Theatre Company

Curio Theatre Company

Performances/Classes

(see website for schedule and information)

Contact:

Gay Carducci- General Manager

Paul Kuhn- Artistic Director

215-525-1350

www.curiotheatre.org

MISSION

Curio Theatre Company’s mission is: the development of exciting and memorable works of imagination, intelligence, and passion from a variety of genres through a core group of artists; affordably serving these works to audiences in the diverse community of West Philadelphia and beyond; and to foster artistic, academic, social, and personal development through arts education.

PHILOSOPHY

Curio believes in ensemble based performance for theatre professionals and the development of new and young talent through practical theatre involvement. This philosophy filters down into our theatre school, summer camps, internship programs, and our hiring process. We believe in the artistic benefit of using a core company of artists for seasons of performances, which allows for the development of exciting and memorable works of imagination, intelligence, and passion from a variety of genres.

HISTORY

Curio Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization based in West Philadelphia. The Company operated on a minimal level from 2001-2004 as a touring and outreach company composed of professional artists in the Philadelphia region before being incorporated as a non-profit organization in October 2004. In January 2005, Curio joined in partnership with the Calvary Center for Culture and Community at 4740 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia. This partnership provides Curio with a performance venue within the Calvary Church and office space and classrooms in the parsonage at 815 South 48th Street at a below-market rental rate. The partnership also promises to raise capital to restore and convert the sanctuary of Calvary Church (which has been empty and in need of repair for 40 years) into a destination professional performing arts venue serving West Philadelphia.

Curio moves permanently into Calvary's sanctuary in the spring of 2008 with its production of Homer's The Odyssey.