Platt Student Performing Arts House offers a supportive programmatic home for creative exploration and expression. We advise and train students pursuing their extra-curricular passions for the performing arts and those preparing for a career in the arts. Platt Student Performing Arts House is named for 1979 graduates Marc E. and Julie Beren Platt.


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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

STEPHEN GOFF AWARD FOR STUDENT PERFORMING ARTS (Senior Award)
Presented by the Mask and Wig Club

Nominations are due on February 19th, 2018. Click here to submit a nomination. 

Applications are due on February 26th, 2018 (includes Letter of Recommendation). Click here to submit an application. 

The Stephen Goff Award for Student Performing Arts rewards a proven and committed student leader at the University of Pennsylvania who best exemplifies the spirit of Penn's performing arts community.  The Award will be presented to a graduating senior by a representative of the Mask and Wig Club. Winners need not, but may, be affiliated with Mask and Wig.

This award will be presented to a member of the Class of 2018 who has shown leadership in the Penn student performing arts community.  A special ceremony will be held during Alumni Weekend 2018. The recipient will be recognized in the Commencement Program, and their name will be added to a plaque in Platt Student Performing Arts House.

Award Criteria

Key question: Which member of the senior class best exemplifies the spirit of Penn's performing arts community?

A student leader within the Penn undergraduate performing arts club community who:

  • Has been actively involved in student performing arts productions during a majority of his/her semesters at Penn.
  • Promotes the value of deep involvement in performing arts leadership on campus and is or has been deeply committed to the pursuits of one or several student performing arts groups.
  • Currently holds or has held in the previous three semesters a leadership position in a student performing arts group.

This student leader may distinguish themselves further by demonstrating that they have:

  • Provided support to community members interested in or involved in performing arts opportunities on campus.
  • A record of distinguished service to Penn in addition to the performing arts community (i.e., other extracurricular activities, service, ambassadorship).

Definitions and Notes

"Student performing arts groups" are defined as student-led, University-recognized extracurricular groups.  Groups may be:

  • a member group of the Performing Arts Council (PAC), and/or
  • one that practices, performs and/or teaches performing arts, and/or
  • one that uses performing arts in a community service context (e.g., After School Arts Program, Penn Music Mentoring)


Platt House Spring 2018 Hours of Operation

  • Sunday - Thursday: 10am-midnight
  • Friday: 10am-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm