Land and Body 2022


Power Street is bringing back our

FREE IN-PERSON Theatre Course for adults

this fall!!

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We are excited to be back in the classroom with our beloved community at West Kensington Ministry (2140 N Hancock St, Philadelphia, PA 19122). This free Land and Body course will give you a chance to escape the routine of life and return to imagination and play! Students will create a WHATSAPP AUDIO ADVENTURE that is inspired by their neighborhoods. The course will be bilingual (English and Spanish) and hybrid (WKM and Zoom). Upon completion of the audio story students will receive a $150 stipend. 

Sign up for a chance to gain confidence, collaborate with neighbors, and share your voice.

No experience is necessary - just come to each class ready to try new things! 


Class is limited to ten (10) students!
 Register by August 31st, 2022!

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If you have any questions contact PST via email at

 WHATSAPP AUDIO ADVENTURE - Hybrid bilingual theatre course for adults taught by Erlina Ortiz (She/Her) 

 September 7th- October 26th, Wednesdays 6-8 pm (EST)

7 de septiembre - 26 de octubre, Miércoles 6pm-8pm (EST)

Come join our creative community where we will play, experiment, and create original characters inspired by our neighborhoods. Students will then get a chance to hear their characters come to life with professional actors as an audio story that will be shared with an audience on the WhatsApp platform. 


Únase a nuestra comunidad creativa donde jugaremos, experimentaremos y crearemos personajes originales inspirados en nuestros vecindarios. Luego, los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de escuchar cómo sus personajes cobran vida con actores profesionales como una historia de audio que se compartirá con una audiencia en la plataforma de WhatsApp.

Important Dates - The classes will be held on Wednesdays 6-8pm: 


ORIENTATION online 6:30-7:30 Thursday September 1st. 

September 7th - September 14 - September 21- September 28 - October 5  - October 12 - October 19

Make up class: October 26th


Fechas importantes: la clase se llevará a cabo los miércoles de 6 a 8 p. m.:

ORIENTACIÓN online 6:30-7:30 Jueves 1 de septiembre.
7 de septiembre - 14 de septiembre - 21 de septiembre - 28 de septiembre - 5 de octubre - octubre 12 - 19 de octubre
Clase de recuperación: 26 de octubre

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Get to know the Teaching Artist



Erlina Ortiz is a Dominican-American playwright and theatre maker from Reading, PA. She is proud to be Co-Artistic Director of Power Street Theatre where many of her heartfelt and timely plays have been given life. Erlina’s plays have won The Bonaly Award for Creation of Community Joy and been nominated for six Barrymore Awards including Outstanding New Play.


Erlina has had residencies with Amtrak, Signal Fire Outpost, and Live & In Color. In 2019 she delivered the Keynote Address at the Delaware Writer’s Conference on the importance of nurturing your artistic community. She was a member of NEXUS with NYSF in 2020/2021, is a two time recipient of the Leeway Art and Change Grant (2020/2021), and the Transformation Award (2021). She has been a teacher with UARTS, Power Street Theatre, and Blue Stoop phl. Erlina believes being an artist is a superpower, she believes in using her powers for good.

Power Street Theatre is sponsored by;

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Independence Media Foundation 2022
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PST is fiscally sponsored by the Culture Trust of Greater Philadelphia.

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