Our Mission- EgoPo is a nonprofit repertory theatre company committed to revitalizing the great classics. We strive for virtuosity in vocal and physical performance in order to create innovative and provocative theatrical events. EgoPo advances the American acting technique through our professional conservatory and seeks to expand audiences with our education outreach programs.
Our Company- EgoPo's structure is known as a "permanent" or "repertory" ensemble - a structure that used to be the norm in American theater. This means we have a core group of actors from which we cast each show. The advantage of this structure is that actors train year-round, become versed as a team, and can rehearse for longer periods than "freelancing" would allow. Actors train weekly in EgoPo's physical and vocal theater techniques along with specialized forms that may be required for a specific play. Learn more about our 2010/2011 Festival Ensemble Members.
Our History- EgoPo, the 15-year-old award-winning theatre recently re- located to Philadelphia from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. EgoPo, whose name derives from the French "The Physical Self" was born in 1991 as a name for a theater company as well as an acting style. The EgoPo Company of actors undergo grueling training to create a vocal and physical style of acting that is extremely dynamic, yet remains textually driven. In their work, EgoPo draws on the belief that by listening to the body and following its impulses the actor will find greater emotional truth. EgoPo audiences, in turn, are swept into visceral and electrifying experiences. Founded by Artistic Director Lane Savadove, EgoPo has staged over two-dozen productions nationally in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, Washington D.C., internationally in Indonesia and Croatia, and on National Public Radio.
Our Repertory- EgoPo has built an exciting repertory of classic theatre on the edge. Our shows are developed within our company using our unique acting method. We have brought our productions to across the country and across the world. Learn more about our Repertory.
Our Conservatory - EgoPo is nationally renowned for our workshops in Viewpoints, Voice and Movement. EgoPo hosts our own conservatory as well as holding residencies at universities and teaches professional workshops regionally. EgoPo draws on the belief that by listening to the body and following one's physical impulses, the actors will find greater emotional truth in performance. EgoPo takes Anne Bogart's Viewpoints and fuses it with Grotowski-based psycho-physical work to create an emotionally dynamic acting style. Learn more about our classes.
EgoPo (meaning "the physical self") is a nonprofit repertory theatre company committed to revitalizing the great classics. We strive for virtuosity in vocal and physical performance in order to create innovative and provocative theatrical events. EgoPo advances the American acting technique through our professional conservatory and seeks to expand audiences with our education outreach programs.
Join us!EgoPo is now accepting resume's for designers and technicians for the 2011-2012 Festival of Jewish Theatre season. See our job openings page for more information.
Volunteer with EgoPo
Interested in joining us in a volunteer capacity? We're always looking for able bodies to help usher shows, run concessions and load in and out our shows. Theatrical experience is always a plus, but not necessary. Get in contact with us, let us know your availability (based on a show's calendar), and we'll work out a good time for you to join us!