Living truthfully in imaginary circumstances...
There are no limits as to how this can be done...a new approach to lighting, a redesign of the traditional stage/audience architecture, site specific performance, set design, language and delivery, subject matter and story...all are open to re-interpretation, experimentation, extraordinary approach. TheatreXP was founded in early 2010 in Key West, Florida by actor/writer/director R. T. (Bob) Bowersox. In the rich theatrical environment that is Key West, with two established professional theaters already producing full seasons of a more mainstream variety of theater, Bob felt there was an opportunity for a theatrical entity to produce a more, as he calls it, “extraordinary stage experience”. His vision for such productions runs the gamut from knife-edge drama to absurdist comedy to stage adaptations of stories which had their first incarnations in another medium, such as film. Additionally, TheatreXP has always been committed to producing original works for the stage.
"TheatreXPPhiladelphia, Inc." is a registered 501c.3 non-profit corporation.
R. T. Bowersox
Founder/President/Producing Artistic Director
Bob's first stage play, Going Again, won the Distinguished Playwright Award from the Wilmington Drama League in 1991. He’s penned a dozen more since and had five plays produced professionally on Equity stages, one internationally. He's directed dozens of plays, and has acted in countless others. He’s also appeared in 22 films, from major studio juggernauts to quirky independents. He’s authored eight screenplays, several of which have been award recipients in several prestigious competitions, including the Nicholl Fellowships and the Austin Film Festival. Three of his scripts have been optioned by Hollywood, with one set for release in November through Lionsgate, starring Morgan Freeman, Cole Hauser, and Peter Stormare. His first novel was released in early 2020, with a second now in galleys. Besides the Playwriting Award, Bob has won the Rosenberry Writing Award from the University of Delaware, and he recently won the Decimos Writing Award for one of his short stories.
Bob founded TheatreXP in 2010 during a decade-long stay working in theater in the Florida Keys. He saw an opportunity to produce more cutting-edge theater than other companies in the region were doing,and he wanted to be able to produce his own works regularly. TheatreXP found instant success with their productions, and became one of the more admired companies in the Keys. But the call of home brought Bob and his actor/writer wife, Melody Moore, back to Philadelphia, where he's re-established TheatreXP, looking to become a productive member of the theatrical community here.
Bob holds a Professional Programs MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA, Certificates in Screenwriting and Playwriting from Gotham Writer’s in New York, and a BA in Journalism from the University of Delaware. He lives and writes in Philadelphia.