This company seeks to “take you out of your comfort zone,” to “cause a stir,” and to “create a world in which theater speaks to everyone — even people who don’t like theater (at least, not yet).” Brat Productions was founded in 1996 when theatre artist Madi Distefano directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an ivy-covered Philadelphia courtyard; the production was notable for the unique venue and the $5 ticket price, not to mention a BYOB policy. Over the years, Brat has grown from producing one show per season to three or more. It presents new plays and re-envisioned classics in non-traditional venues, all while keeping ticket prices low. The company is famous in Philly theater circles for A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano, in which Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece – written in a continuous loop, with instructions in the final scene for the play to start again at the beginning — is performed by a six-member ensemble for 24 hours straight. (MP)
Brat Productions Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue
- Performances/Programs: 3 or more shows per year
- Ticket Prices: Events are priced individually (some are presented free of charge).