tiny dynamite productions was formed in September 2008 to present the works of contemporary British playwrights to local audiences in Philadelphia. The first show was a reading of two British plays at the second stage of the Adrienne Theater in February, 2009. The first full length production, “Dumb Show” by Joe Penhall was produced at the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. This was followed by the US Premiere of "Tiny Dynamite" by Abi Morgan, produced as part of the 2010 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Our most recent project has been to produce 'a Play, a Pie and a Pint' in Philadelphia. In October 2011 we successfully matched the $25,000 grant from The Knight Foundation and produced two seasons of the series at The Red Room of The Society Hill Playhouse in October 2011 and March 2012 to sell out audiences and critical acclaim. Demand for tickets was so great in fact, that we then took one of the plays to Fergies Pub in center city for ‘a second helping’ and then onto to Milk Boy in Ardmore (which also sold out). A third season is planned for March 2013.
Most recently we produced the Philadelphia Premier of Martin Crimp's play, The Country, directed by David O'Connor, at the Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5. This production received rave reviews.
We are committed to bringing forward exciting British work and cultivating and utilizing local actors and directors and operate as a non-profit through our fiscal sponsor, The Miami Foundation. All donations are tax deductible. For further information on how to support Tiny Dynamite, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producing artistic director
Emma hails from the UK where she trained and worked as an actress in London, the West End, at The Edinburgh Festival, on tour and regionally around the UK in both new writing and classical theatre, for BBC radio drama and film. Most recently she has performed in Philadelphia as Corinne in The Country and with Inis Nua Theatre Company as Morna in A Slow Air. She is the producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite and when not performing or producing, also directs Shakespeare at The Shipley School. She also worked for several years as a freelance journalist for The Guardian Newspaper in London and 2SER fm radio station in Sydney, Australia.
Board of Directors:
Philip Hawkins (Chairman)