Our TFN NOW! correspondent, Emily Tarpey, first discovered her love of the seven boys at the Fringe Festival. Consequently, she very much wanted to produce a feature piece that would reveal the unique talents and inner workings of the Pig Pen theater Company.
PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre as freshman at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008. They’ve gone on to become the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor for a play two years in a row in 2010 and 2011, produced several original plays off-Broadway earning them critic’s picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Magazine and more, ranking them in the top ten theatrical events of both 2011 and 2012. Their debut indie-folk album, “Bremen”, was featured by American Songwriter and was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. The follow up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, comes out Oct. 8th.
PigPen is thrilled to be working with Writers House, one of the world’s leading young adult literary agencies, to develop their debut children’s novel. They are currently on tour as a band and a theatre company.