By Applied Mechanics (other events)

11 Dates Through Jul 22, 2023

Other Orbits is Pee-wee's Playhouse meets the UN Summit in a camp science fiction extravaganza. Mutant creatures gather at an interplanetary council meeting and struggle to get their voices heard and their needs met. Will collective decision-making succeed? Can the planet speak for itself? Who will judge the karaoke contest? Will they even get through the agenda?! This truly unforgettable, 360-degree experience transports audiences to another world where larger-than-life aliens and sentient plants and machines stop being polite and start getting real.

From Applied Mechanics, “Philadelphia’s most unusual theater company” (Philly Weekly) comes a spectacular, accessible installation which takes over the entirety of Standby Stages film studio in Kensington.

World premiere! Running July 9 through 22. For more information visit  

Performance Dates 

  • Sun July 9 @ 7PM Preview
  • Wed July 12 @ 7PM Preview
  • Thurs July 13 @ 7PM OPENING NIGHT
  • Fri July 14 @ 7PM 
  • Sat July 15 @ 7PM 
  • Sun July 16 @ 2PM 
  • Wed July 19 @ 7PM 
  • Thurs July 20 @ 7PM 
  • Fri July 21 @ 7PM 
  • Sat July 22 @ 2PM
  • Sat July 22 @ 7PM

WHERE: Standby Stages,  2033 E. Silver Street

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO LATE SEATING FOR THIS PRODUCTION. The gate to the venue will close at 15 minutes past curtain.

Accessibility info: Wheelchair accessible. Parking on site. 

Run Time: est. 90

TICKETS: Ticket prices are sliding scale at $20, $30, $50 and a $15 industry rate. If you purchase the $50 ticket, you are welcome to come to the show up to three times!!!

Transparency on pricing: Producing a show like Other Orbits costs over $100,000. The total budget covers design materials, artist salaries, tech rentals, venue, insurance, rehearsal space, and various odds and ends of production. Ticket sales cover only a portion of these costs. If we were going to break even on ticket sales alone, each ticket would have to be around $200. Instead of limiting ourselves and our audiences in this way, we have chosen a tiered ticket price model for the production and resourced the majority of our budget through grants, donations, and other forms of earned income.

Performers – Severin Blake, Thomas Choinacky, Jessica Hurley, Justin Jain, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Brett Ashley Robinson, Izzy Sazak, MK Tuomanen, eppchez yo-sí yes,

Director – Rebecca Wright

Sound Design – Elizabeth Atkinson

Costume Design – Nikki Dellhomme

Set Design – Deb O

Lighting Design – Maria Shaplin

Choreography – Annie Wilson 

Stage Management – Nic Labadie-Bartz, Kel Fleming

Applied Mechanics – Rebecca Wright, Brett Ashley Robinson, Izzy Sazak, MK Tuomanen, Thomas Choinacky, Severin Blake, and Jessica Hurley