Shadow Company is led by a “core” of 4 - 5 high school students. This Leadership Core is responsible for planning events, creating the yearly calendar, and making creative decisions regarding educational needs and the direction of each production.
Shadow Company members are expected to learn about all aspects of the theatre-making process, including onstage and offstage roles. With an ensemble-based methodology the participants work with a director and professional artist to build their skills as artists, collaborators, leaders and citizens. This year round program meets at least once a month to take master classes, attend local theatre, go on field trips and participate in play building, weekends. During the summer Shadow Company spends two weeks working on the main artistic endeavor, their original work presented each fall as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Click here for more info and to register for our summer intensive.
Shadow Company members are also given many other artistic and leadership opportunities within the organization from joining and leading in YACA’s Sort of Thing Program to Jr. Staff at summer camps and other programs. Junior staff are chosen from Shadow Company members who have been in Shadow for at least 1 year, have shown leadership and a willingness to learn, work collaboratively with others, and possess a desire to work with younger children. Junior staff are given job training classes every summer and paid a stipend for their work. Click here for more info and to apply for a summer Junior Staff postition.
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2005 - A Package Deal
2006 - Port-Air Back-Flash
2007 - Wait! It’s not a Reunion
2008 - Legend of Bran
2009 - The Return (Based on the short story by Fernando Sorrentino)
(As part of the FringeArts Festival)
2010 - Flash!
2011 - Green People
2012 - Bullseye
2013 - Trials of Paradox
2014 - _______ Vs. _______
2015 - The Fall
2016 - Paper Trail
2017 - The Other
2018 - Planet B
2020- In The Moment