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Guest Artists

"Bienvenidos Blancos" by Team Sunshine Performance Corporation

"Bienvenidos Blancos" by Team Sunshine Performance Corporation

Swarthmore's rich alumni, faculty, and staff connections provide our theater students with unique opportunities to work with professionals in many different fields. Each year we are able to bring in artists from Philadelphia and beyond to enliven our productions and offer unique opportunities for our students.


Eli Lynn

Eli (they/them) is a trans* non-binary actor, fight director, Intimacy Director, dancer, musician, and artist based in Philadelphia. Their fight and intimacy work has been seen on stage at theatres including Arden Theatre Co., People’s Light & Theatre, Theatre Exile, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Artists Collective, Quintessence Theatre, The University of the Arts, and Muhlenberg College. They supported Raya Tuffaha '23 in creating her Fight Scenes Night in February 2023.

About Eli Lynn

Severin Blake

Artist Severin Blake (pronouns they/all/we) creates work that interrogates language, imagery, and linear time. As a creator, they believe art is not a passive experience but an interactive one. They facilitate intentional spaces of bravery, vulnerability and joy-making. Severin supported Marie Inniss '23 in creating her Cabaret project in February of 2023.

About Severin Blake

Sam Tower

Director, creator and producer Sam Tower is the Co-Artistic director of Ninth Planet, a theater company making experimental theatre that centers people of color, women, queer and trans* people in Philadelphia. Sam supported Raya Tuffaha '23 in the creation of her solo performance project in October of 2022. 

About Sam Tower

Andalyn Young

Andalyn Young works across performance, writing and design. As a performer, she has created work with Pig Iron Theatre Company, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, The Eva Steinmetz Project, Lightning Rod Special, Antigravity Performance Project and poet Kyle Dacuyan, among others. Andalyn served as the Movement Director for "The Wolves", directed by Alex Torra in November 2022. 

About Andalyn Young

Learn more about our past guest artists, from Philadelphia and beyond! 

Past Guest Artists