Piper Summer 2021 | Safe, Outdoors, & In-Person

Back to the turf!!!!

Piper is committed to supporting a diverse community of young artists.

This summer, our 21st, we are proud to offer safe, outdoors, and in-person theater (rehearsals and performances) for young people, ages 7-16. All activities will be conducted outside in Washington Park. COVID19 protocols (as described by the CDC) will be followed, including temperature checks each morning. Large shade tents will keep us cool. Each workshop is limited to ten students.


Registration for our education companies (Starlings, PTW, Musicals) for Summer 2021 is now closed.  This year, to commit to safety accommodations for COVID, we’ve had to reduce the number of participants for each group, cut down the day by two hours, and commit to being wholly-outside (with shade tents) for the season.  For families who were not able to sign up in time or didn’t catch the announcement, know that will we will be working toward Piper returning to our pre-COVID numbers in the summer of 2022. 

Thank you for considering Piper.  Keep an eye out for our Fall programs!

PIPER STARLINGS – Two-Week Workshops


Ages 7 – 9

Tuition: $1000 per two-week session

A gentle first introduction to dramatic play.  Students create imaginary worlds, engage in role play, and perform short plays on the final Friday afternoon of each workshop.

Session 1: Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy
July 6 – 16 (9am – 3pm)

Session 2: Peter Pan
July 19 – 30 (9am – 3pm)

Early Drop-Off and Aftercare available from 3:30 to 5:30 pm



Ages 10 – 14

Tuition Session 1: $1075 includes Field Trip
July 6 – 16 (9am – 3pm)

Tuition Session 2: $1000
July 19 – 30 (9am – 3pm)

Auditions take place on Day 1.  While preferences are taken into consideration, placement in a particular company is NOT guaranteed.

Session 1: My Robot
A comedy by John P. McEneny
Director To Be Announced

In the dark everglades of Florida,  Sassy and Binx Barclay discover their strange neighbor has created a secret robot out of junk!  A comedic adventure.

.Session 1: Basement Friends WORLD PREMIERE
A comedy by Meredith Hackett
Directed by Meredith Hackett

Effie Dankworth has it all.  A mansion, three bedrooms, a TGI Fridays in her backyard.  What she doesn’t have is a best friend.  She decides it is “BFF time”…whether the other kids like it or not.  With the help of YouTube and some gumption, she builds the ultimate escape room in her basement.  She invites eight unsuspecting classmates over to determine who can escape the room.  Will the winner become her best friend?  And what will become of those trapped in…the escape room?

Performances  July 16 at 1:30 and 7 pm

Session 2:  The Dream Child WORLD PREMIERE
By Rohana Elias
Directed by Meredith Hackett

Escaping from a war torn world, six refugee children find a mysterious cave and tell stories that come alive.

Performance July 29  at 7:00 pm | July 31 at 5:30 pm

Piper Musicals – Four-Week Intensive Workshops

Ages 12 – 16

Tuition: $2175 includes Field Trip
July 6 – 30 (9am – 3pm)

Students sing, dance, and work as an ensemble.  This program is vigorous and students should have some experience with movement and singing. 

Auditions take place on Day 1.  While preferences are taken into consideration, placement in a particular company is NOT guaranteed.

IThe Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical* 

Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki 
Book by Joe Tracy
Directed by Ryan Michele Woods
Musical Direction by Megan Jonynas

Percy is brought to Camp Half-Blood, a training ground and refuge for young demigods

Performances July 30 at 7 pm | July 31 at 8:30 pm

II:  We Got Beth!

An original musical by Rob Parker and John P. McEneny
Directed by Lindsey Sproul

Beth is rejected and replaced from her family’s folk band and is sent away to a mysterious island where she will join up with a new wave rock band and find her true voice.

Performances:  July 30 at 8:30  pm | July 31 at 7 pm 

Due to the performance nature of the program, students are expected to attend EVERY day.

Financial aid is available upon request. Application Deadline is May 1, 2021 (early submission strongly recommended.)  Apply upon registration.  Deposit waived pending awards announced on May 15, 2021.

Non-refundable $500 deposit required upon registration

Full payment is due by June 1, 2021

10% Sibling Discount

Programs are subject to change

Questions?  Email register@pipertheatre.org

*The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is presented through special arrangements with Concord Musical.  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Concord.  www.concordtheatricals.com