Coming up next for Applied Mechanics:

Announcing our spring show:



November 2017: WE ARE BANDITS opened for Nadya Tolokonnikova of PUSSY RIOT.

This week, Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot came to Philadelphia. We were totally starstruck.Applied Mechanics was so inspired by the actions of Nadya and her comrades in 2012 that we made a whole show inspired by them, called We Are Bandits. This show was about an imaginary band. Read more of our blog HERE.


Our art is an exercise in empathy and transformation.

We believe that art can be a powerful force in the struggle against nationalism, fascism, misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and bigotry.

The art we make is part of that fight.