Artist in Residence Program

KYL/D's Artist in Residence program provides dance and theater artists/organizations with highly subsidized rental rates and other perks to help cultivate their craft.

The Benefits:

  • Reduced hourly rehearsal rate when you commit to 8 hours a month for 3+ months (Starting at $12 per hour!)

  • Reduced performance packages, contact for rental package info

  • Listing on our website: bio, upcoming events, link to personal website, etc.

  • Application fee waived to our quarterly InHale Performance Series

  • Option for individual artists to take all open company classes for FREE

Current Artist in Residence

Ninth Planet Artist in Residence Image- Sam Tower


Ninth Planet is a feminist performance platform based in Philadelphia. We construct surreal live productions with womxn at the helm. Our original projects empower each individual artist through a collaborative creative process. We invest in young people through creative opportunities that amplify their capacity to lead, invent, and change the world. Fueled by the idea of creating our own ninth planet, we are here to disrupt how live performance is made and seen, and who gets to participate in that process.

We make shows for curious people of all ages; inquisitive babies, meddling teens, and adults who can’t sit still. Our work reimagines what a performance space can be; finding its home in garages, basements, libraries, churches, galleries, and schools. Our process is rooted in collective dreaming, artistic experimentation, and rigorous specificity. Ultimately, we are a gathering of intersections. The art we make lives in the collisions of dance, physical theatre, music, poetry, and non-linear storytelling. We believe in the power of womxn to change the tide of the future.

Upcoming Events:

- November 17-18, 2018: workshop showing of
Honey Honey, new collaboration with Brandi Burgess (a queer fantasia with music for teenage audiences)

- Currently booking 2019 tour dates for Homeworld, a performance installation for babies



Info about our other Artist in Residence, Puer Aeternus, coming soon!