Polly Rose Edelstein

Polly Rose Edelstein (’14) (she, her, hers) has been living and working in the Philadelphia region since 2010. She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival and works as a freelance theater director, teaching artist, and nonprofit administrator. Polly received her BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. She is also a graduate of the Masters of Arts in Theatre with a Certificate in Nonprofit Management program at Villanova University where she worked as a graduate assistant for two years. She has been a featured speaker at Villanova’s TEDx event, the Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium, and the Villanova Showcase. Other organizations Polly has worked with include: Columbia Gorge Repertory Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, Steel River Playhouse, Theatre Horizon, the Darlington Arts Center, East Coast Recording, International Ballet Classique, and more. 

Beyond theater, Polly is an extreme extrovert who believes in volunteering, public education, community development and organization, and that nothing is impossible. She resides in East Falls with her husband, son, and two tuxedo cats Oreo and Sharky.