Sort of Thing

Our Sort of Thing program builds on the work we do in our other programming by allowing students the opportunity to work alongside professional theatre artists in the creation of an original musical. These programs happen at two times throughout the year, the Summer Sort of Thing and the Winter Sort of Thing.

Upcoming production

About The Clean Green Machine

Wanted: One talented, compassionate, savvy, maternal, genius-deity to fill the roll of Mother Nature. Must love long talks with the beach, moonlit strategy sessions with amphibians and dogs. The former ruler of all things natural seems to have had enough of all the bickering, she has flown the coop. Compensation: not so much, but the meals and pets are included. Join us as we take on the impossible job of managing the universe without an instruction book in... The Clean Green Machine!


Dates: August 9th, 10th, & 11th

Times: 6pm - show will run about 80-90 minutes without an intermission

Cost: $5 suggested donation per person

Location: Holman Field Cherokee St at Washington Lane. You can enter from Cherokee or park in our lot at 21 W. Washington Lane and use the gate

Production Staff

Book and lyrics by: Brooke Sexton
Music by: Sarah C. Butts Manzo
Directed by: Amber Emory
Technical/Art Director: Geo O'Donnell
Choreographer: Lindsey Jaynes
Music Director: Timothy Hill


Contact us:

Yes! And... Collaborative Arts 21 W. Washington Ln. Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-ART-GANG 215-278-4264 Contact Us Form

Sign up

Kids from 5th to 12th grade can register to be a part of this exciting program. Go to the Summer Sort of Thing page and fill out the registration form. Space is limited, act now!

Hallen Sort of Thing

Support the Sort of Thing program with a gift to our Hallen Sort of Thing Fund. When our mentor passed away in August of 2013, we set up a memorial fund in his honor in order to continue the program that he considered, "the single most important thing I do each year." Visit the Mark Hallen tribute page to learn about his legacy, his impact, and to donate to the Hallen Sort of Thing memorial fund.

Show list

Winter Sort of Thing

(2007 - Extra, Extra, PLAY All About It - workshop performance before WSOT officially started)

2008 - The Greatest SNOW on Earth

2009 - The Clean Green Machine

2010 - It’s About Time!

2011 - The Apparent Trap

2012 - All Hands on Deck

2013 - The Clean Green Machine (reboot)

2014 - Down With the Crown

2015 - It’s About Time! (reboot)

2016 - The Silliest Story Ever Told

2017 - Winter Sort of Thing: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Summer Sort of Thing

2016 - All Hands on Deck

2017 - The Clean Green Machine