Piper Theatre Production’s Education Program 2021-2022
Ensemble Based Training
Meaningful Paid Apprenticeships
Piper is committed to supporting
a diverse community of young artists.
PIPER SUMMER STARLINGS
A gentle introduction to theater. Each program is process-based with an informal share for friends and family at the conclusion of each session.
One Week Programs: Imagination Stations (Ages 7 – 9)
Weeklong immersions in creative play, improvisation and storytelling.
Flat Stanley July 5 -8 / 10 students / $450
Puppies, Dogs, Wolves July 11 – 15 / 10 students / $500
Goblins in the Garden July 18 – 22 / 10 students / $500
Strega Nona July 25 – 29 / 10 students / $500
Two Week Programs: An Introduction to Shakespeare (Ages 8 – 10)
Two Week introductions to Shakespeare, Wordplay, and Swordplay.
This is Illyria: Explore Twelfth Night :
July 5 – 15 / 10 students / $1000.00
Puck’s Dream: Explore Midsummer Night’s Dream:
July 18 – 29 / 10 students / $1000.00
PIPER THEATRE WORKSHOP (PTW) Two Week Musicals
New musicals commissioned for Piper, specifically designed for novice musical theater actors.
Not So Fair-y Tales (Ages 11-14)
Music and Lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
Happily ever after, but are they really? Some of our best loved fairy tales need another look.
July 5 – 16 (includes field trip) / 12 students / $1095
Gulch (Ages 11-14)
Book by John P. McEneny
Music and Lyrics by Rob Parker
Almira and Em were girlhood friends in Kansas until one of them met the fortune teller. What happened before the tornado? What happened before Oz?
July 18 – 30 / 12 students / $1045
FOUR-WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS
An advanced theater program, featuring deeper characterizations, modern storytelling and advanced themes. A rigorous introduction to summer stock. A great opportunity for experienced young actors. Includes a field trip to a professional NY production (TBA.)
NEW: Piper Theatre Workshop: Treasure Island (Ages 10– 14)
By Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted by Laura Parker
Swashbuckling fun! A new tale of pirates and adventures using the principles of physical theater. We will be welcoming our London friends, Rob and Laura Parker (director of Macbeth: Paint it Black, Clockwork Unwound) who will be in residence with us again this summer. Join Billy Bones, Captain Smollet, and Long John Silver as seen through the eyes of a young female urchin in disguise. This is an exciting project for students interested in delving into strong ensemble storytelling and sword fighting.
July 5 – 30 / 16 Students / $2195
Piper Musicals: The Addams Family* (Ages 13 – 17) (WAITLIST)
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa and Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Based on the characters by Charles Addams.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
July 5 – 30 / 12 students / $2195
* The Addams Family is presented through special arrangements with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Piper Musicals: Into the Woods** (Ages 12– 17) (WAITLIST)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Let’s go back to the woods and meet Grimm’s fairy tale characters with the sublime music of Sondheim.
July 5 – 30 / 18 students / $2195
* *Into the Woods is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI. MTIshows.com
While preferences for musical workshops are considered, placement in a particular company is NOT guaranteed.
All rehearsals will be held from 9am – 4pm on the campus of PS 321/The William Penn School at 180 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 with excursions to Washington Park. Due to the performance nature of our program, students are expected to attend EVERY day.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students and staff. (Students will also need to provide proof of MMR immunizations.) Additional safety guidelines will be updated as summer approaches however please feel free to review our 2021 Summer Education Reopening Plan in the meantime.
Financial aid is available upon request. Application Deadline is April 15, 2021 (early submission strongly recommended.) Apply upon registration. Deposit waived pending awards announced on May 1, 2021.
Non-refundable deposit is required upon registration:
$250 for one-week programs / $500 for two-week & four-week programs
Full payment is due by May 15, 2021
10% Sibling Discount
Titles and Dates are subject to change
Questions? Email email@example.com
NEW THIS SUMMER!
Design Apprenticeship Program (minimum age 17)
Interested in learning stagecraft? Lighting? Sound? Costuming? Develop your portfolio by helping to design our youth productions. Led by working professionals in the field. Design one of the education shows and work aside professionals for the mainstage show, Musicals Now. $500 honorarium. Please apply to John P. McEneny, Artistic Director. firstname.lastname@example.org
PIPER FALL & SPRING AFTER SCHOOL
Fun, games, and a one act production at the Old Stone House.
Fall: Sad Sack Sally written by Cormac McWilliams (WAITLIST ONLY)
Nothing ever goes right for this fifth grader! A comedic tale.
Nine Sessions / 3:30pm – 5:15pm
Thursdays, September 23, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (*Saturday Family Share)
Ages 8 – 10 / 10 students / $335
Spring: Miracle Worker by William Gibson (WAITLIST ONLY)
The story of Annie Sullivan saving a young blind and deaf girl.
Nine Sessions / 3:30pm – 5:15pm
Tuesdays, March 8, 2022 – May 17, 2022
Ages 10 – 13 / 10 students / $335