Summer Education Employment

Since 2000, Piper Theatre Productions has been dedicated to producing innovative and dynamic theater, introducing young people to the theatrical arts, and providing opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their talent.  We are searching for dynamic educators to join our summer team.  We are seeking highly creative youth directors with experience directing children.  Artistically we are seeking artists with an ensemble based focus, a strong rehearsal process, and an interest in the physical theater principals of Grotowski.   Most of our productions are “trunk show” productions with limited set pieces and levels.  We have a extensive costume collection.  Strike is Monday, August 1st and required of all staff.  Please send resume and letter of interest to john@pipertheatre.org

Piper is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Youth Director, One Week Programs: Imagination Stations (Ages 7 – 9)

Weeklong immersions in creative play, improvisation and storytelling.

Flat Stanley July 5 -8 / 10 students / $750

Puppies, Dogs, Wolves July 11 – 15 / 10 students / $750

Goblins in the Garden July 18 – 22 / 10 students / $750

Strega Nona July 25 – 29 / 10 students / $750

Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch.  Costumes can be pulled from our stock collection during the month of June.  A brief family share is held at the end of the week for loved ones.

Youth Director, Two Week Programs: Starlings Shakespeare (Ages 8 – 10)

This is Illyria: Explore Twelfth Night :

July 5 – 15 / 10 students / $1500.00

Puck’s Dream: Explore Midsummer Night’s Dream:

July 18 – 29 / 10 students / $1500.00 

Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch.  Costumes can be pulled from our stock collection during the month of June.  Each cycle should end in a 30 minute production for families.

Youth Director, Two Week Musical: Not So Fair-y Tales (Ages 11 – 14)

Music and Lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney.  New musical commissioned for Piper, specifically designed for novice musical theater actors.  A fractured fairy tale play.  Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch. Costumes can be pulled from our stock collection during the month of June.

July 5 – 16  / 12 students / $1500  

Youth Director, Two Week Musical: 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?  Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch.  Costumes can be pulled from our stock collection during the month of June.

July 18 – 30 / 12 students / $1500

Music Director, Two Week Musicals: No So Fair-y Tales & Gulch (Ages 11-14)

Keyboardist and musical director for two new musicals.  Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch.  

July 5 – 30 / 24 students / $3000

Youth Director, 4 Week Musical:  Addams Family (Ages 12 – 17)

Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch.  Costumes can be pulled from our stock collection during the month of June.  Performances are outside of the Old Stone House with professional sound and limited lighting.  

July 5 – 30 / 12 students / $3000

Youth Director, 4 Week Musical:  Into the Woods (Ages 12 – 17)

Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch.  Costumes can be pulled from our stock collection during the month of June.  Performances are outside of the Old Stone House with professional sound and limited lighting.  

July 5 – 30 / 19 students / $3000

Music Director, 4 Week Musical:  Into the Woods (Ages 12 – 17)

Rehearsals will be held at PS 321 campus.  Days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with an hour off for lunch.  Costumes can be pulled from our stock collection during the month of June.  Must coordinate with the Music Director of Addams Family to hire a small shared band (band budget $1500).

July 5 – 30 / 18 students / $3000

Choreographer, 4 Week Musicals: Into the Woods / Addams Family (Ages 12 – 17)

Choreographing some numbers from both productions.  Schedule would be created by Woods and Addams teams.  

July 5 – 30 / 18 students / $1500

Costume Designer, Addams Family / Into the Woods / Gulch & Not So Fair-y Tales

Schedule created with the directors of each project.

July 5 – 30 with Costume pulling in June / Each production is budgeted for $500 for Designer and $500 for materials