Orbiter 3 Welcomes Two New Playwrights

The collective is committed to producing eight new plays by area writers over three seasons.

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Lauren Feldman and Sam Henderson are now orbiting.

It was announced this morning that the two acclaimed theater artists have joined the exciting Philadelphia playwriting collective Orbiter 3. Their dual appointment is something of a surprise, as the company was only supposed to add one additional member to their cohort. Now, the group has eight theater makers: Feldman and Henderson join Emily Acker, Emma Goidel, James Ijames, Maura Krause, Mary Tuomanen, and Douglas Williams.

Feldman, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has been nominated for a number of writing awards, including the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award, Wendy Wasserstein Prize, and Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her works have been produced across the country.

Henderson, who has appeared at the Arden, Lantern, and Wilma, has been nominated for the Smith Prize for Political Theatre. His work has been produced in the FringeArts Festival and with Renegade Theatre Company.

A sustainable producing playwrights collective, Orbiter 3 has committed to producing eight new plays by Philadelphia-area writers between 2015 and 2017. Their first two works, Moon Man Walk by Ijames and A Knee That Can Bend by Goidel, opened in 2015 to critical acclaim. In 2016, the company will produce Acker’s I Am Not My Motherland and Williams’ Breathe Smoke. For tickets and more information, visit their website.