We believe Philadelphia is poised to become a hub for new plays. We created Orbiter 3 to advance that vision.


Orbiter 3 is a critically acclaimed producing playwrights collective.

Between 2015 and 2017, we will produce seven new plays by local writers. In 2018, Orbiter 3 will release documentation of our development and activities, and transform into an online resource.

Our productions offer Philadelphia inclusive, accessible theater that embraces risk, values local artists, and chases the playwright's vision.

It’s more than buzz: This ensemble of artists is the real deal and is creating some serious art that is challenging and inspiring. Put them on your must-see list in 2016 — whatever they’re staging.
— Philadelphia Magazine, January 2016
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IN 2016

I Am Not My Motherland in July

written by EMILY ACKER
directed by REBECCA WRIGHT

Breathe Smoke in October

ensemble directed by MAURA KRAUSE

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Orbiter 3 Company Members

Supporting Artists

Erin Washburn
Producing Associate

Lucas Nguyen
Resident Master Electrician

Rajiv Shah
Resident Technical Director

Maria Shaplin
Design Dramaturg

Advisory Board

John M. Baker Williamstown Theatre Festival
Elyssa Caplan, Esq. The Door
Idris Goodwin Playwright
Jacqueline Goldfinger Playwright
Dany X. Guy InterAct Theatre Company
Samuel D. Hunter Playwright
Paul Meshejian PlayPenn
Robert Moore RJ Metrics
Edward Sobel Temple University
Anneliese Van Arsdale InterAct Theatre Company