Joe's Pub Philadelphia

A Partnership of Joe’s Pub at The Public and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts


M’Balia Singley
Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes with Joseph Caravalho
Somi with Toru Dodo & Jesse Alick
Max Vernon with Erin Courtney and Ellie Heyman
James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis, aka James & Jerome
Sofia Tosello & Yuri Juarez with John Osburn


Joe’s Pub expands the reach of its artist driven programming, with an annual Philadelphia-based residency for musical storytellers. Led by Shanta Thake, Director of Joe’s Pub, and Jay Wahl, Artistic Director of the Kimmel Center, Joe’s Pub Philadelphia is an incubator created to enrich works-in-progress through mentorship.  Artist-residents represent the breadth and diversity of the work performed on the Joe’s Pub stage, and are encouraged to produce work that resonates far beyond it. 

Ethan Lipton’s The Outer Space represents a wonderful example of the program’s success.  The New York Times Critic’s Pick was initially explored at Joe’s Pub Philadelphia in 2015.  In 2017 it was performed as part of The Public Theater’s season as a full production on the Joe’s Pub stage.

The 2017 cohort will focus on creating multidisciplinary work.  Artists will be challenged to transcend their rehearsal limitations and plumb the depths of long-form narrative, with strategic guidance from Thake, Wahl, Ethan Lipton (Playwright-in-Residence) and Ellie Heyman (Director-in-Residence), in addition to their mentor partners.  The residency will culminate in excerpt performances at the Kimmel Center that are free for the public to attend.


Jo Lampert, Martha Redbone, Martha Stuckey, and Molly Pope                                      

Jo Lampert
Martha Redbone
Martha Stuckey
Molly Pope

Carol Lipnik, Dawn Landes, Theo Bleckmann, Courtnee Roze and Johnny Showcase

Carol Lipnik
Dawn Landes
Theo Bleckmann
Courtnee Roze
Johnny Showcase

Daniel Alexander Jones, Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra, Jamie Leonhart and Dito Van Reigersberg

Daniel Alexander Jones
Ethan Lipton
Jamie Leonhart
Dito Von Reigersberg


James & Jerome
Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes
Sofia and Yuri