“The Pennyless Players do it on stage”


Bringing English-Language Theatre
to the Graz Community

The Pennyless Players are a non-profit, non-professional, English-language theatre group. Originally founded in 2007 by students to bring practical theatre experience to the English and American Studies Department of the University of Graz.

The group rapidly expanded both its membership (currently about 30-40 active members) and its audience to the broader Graz community. We are an open community that welcomes all those with enthusiasm for theatre regardless of age, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, or talent. 

What we do

As our irreverent slogan (given cheeky permanence on the chair we donated to the Alumni Lecture Hall) puts it, “The Pennyless Players Do It On Stage”. More seriously, what we do is provide a platform for people’s creativity and a safe and friendly space to try out everything theatre-related.

The Pennyless Players currently practice theatre in three ways: we have a long tradition of producing at least one fully-staged performance per year; we do improv theatre, in the form of open workshops and performances of our regular improv group; and we explore strange new worlds in regular ‘script-teases’. 
Occasionally, we also perform smaller works in academic contexts, community outreach or education events.

Hot off the press!

Script Tease is back!

Interested in getting to know a surprise script by reading it together? Then join one (or both!) of our Script-Tease dates this January:January 12th, 5pm & January 19th, 5pmDuration: As long as our script takes…:) Anyone is welcome – no prior experience is required. Simply sign up via our Magical Sign-Up Form and attend. Due to theContinue reading “Script Tease is back!”


Looking to improve your story-telling skills? Always wanted to be able to spit out a poem on stage? Never done improv before and looking to dip a toe into new theatrical waters? Then join our January Pennyless Players Improv Workshops. ALL LEVELSWho: All are welcome! What & When:Story-Telling Workshop with Cecilia: Sat, January 8th, 4-5:30pm;RhythmContinue reading “IMPROV WORKSHOPS”


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