Pig Iron Theatre Company, forged in 1995 to push the boundaries of what live performance could be, is a multidisciplinary ensemble based in Philadelphia. The company has created over 25 original works over the past 16 years, performed both locally and internationally. The company have been called “one of the few companies taking theatre in new directions” in The New York Times, and has received numerous awards for their work, including 9 Barrymore awards and an OBIE Award (2004-Hell Meets Henry Halfway). In 2010 co-artistic directors Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel, Dan Rothenberg, and Dito van Reigersberg won a Fellow award granted by Unites States Artists
In 2011, Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (APT) was founded. It offers a two-year post-graduate program for performers and directors rooted in Pig Iron’s own methods of physical and ensemble-based theatre.