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Current Residency

For more information about the upcoming 2013-14 MPiRP residency, or how to apply for a future residency, please contact MPiRP Director Nick Anselmo at nick.anselmo@drexel.edu.


Image from the production of PROMPrevious Residency Events

RENT (2011) – Three time Barrymore Award winning 11th Hour Theatre Company which is committed to expanding one of the truly great American art forms...musical theatre, presented the musical RENT with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson in residence. The show was directed by founding member Megan O'Brien and featured the other two founding company members Artistic Director Michael Phillip O'Brien and Steve Pacek, who choreographed the show.

As one of only two companies in the city dedicated to producing musical theatre, 11th Hour focuses on the intimate relationship that forms between artist and audience when music, theatre and dance come together to entertain, educate and inspire. In the five years that 11th Hour Theatre Company has been eligible for Barrymore Award consideration; they have garnered 22 nominations and brought home 6 awards. RENT, Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize winning "landmark rock opera," changed musicals forever. Bohemian friends struggle with love, loss and mortality amid the AIDS epidemic as they discover the importance of making the most of every moment by proving that there is "No Day But Today."

The cast included ten professional actors from Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey and eight talented Drexel students. In addition to the musical RENT, 11th Hour presented a concert reading of the musical Tick, Tick...Boom! The show, which was Jonathan Larson's first musical in October 2011 as a fundraiser for the MazzoniCenter for LGBT Health and Well-being.

Cast of RENT featured on NBC10