Philadelphia's 11th Hour Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, Brat Productions, EgoPo Classic Theater, Inis Nua Theatre Company, and Mauckingbird Theatre Company are joining forces to create Off-Broad Street, a consortium of theaters that will foster and celebrate independent theater in the city.

The newly formed group will create and coordinate marketing efforts in order to expose Philadelphia audiences to each of the theaters' work, and thereby heighten the public's awareness of the strength and diversity of the Philadelphia theater community.

The initial schedule for the offerings by Off-Broad Street are EgoPo Classic Theater's marat/sade to run September 3-18 at The Sanctuary at The Rotunda; Brat Productions' Carrie, running October 2 - November 7 at Underground Arts @ The Wolf Building; Azuka Theatre's Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, which will be produced October 14 - 31 at Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre; Inis Nua Theatre Company's The Early Bird, to run October 26 - November 7 at Playground at The Adrienne; 11th Hour Theatre Company's RENT, running November 5 - 21 at Mandell Theatre @ Drexel; and Mauckingbird Theatre Company's [title of show], which will be offered January 8 - 30, Upstairs at The Adrienne.

For further information, visit: www.offbroadstreet.org.