Piper After-School Drama Programming at the Old Stone House 2017-18

Weekly workshops take place at the Old Stone House from 3:15 to 5 pm. Culminating performances take place at 5 pm on the last day of each session.

Financial aid available
Ages are suggested, but flexible


Suggested Ages: 10 – 13

The Fantastic Mr. Fox – THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

Adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl
Directed by Maggie Weber

Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce and Bean, one fat, one short, one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms.

9 Wednesdays
September 27 – December 13

Suggested Ages: 11 – 13

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry
Directed by Meredith Hackett

Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control and safe. There is no war or fear or pain. There are also no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver—to receive and keep the memories of the community. The Giver is the only person who holds the memories of real pain and real joy. Now Jonas will learn the truth about life—and the hypocrisy of his utopian world. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

9 Wednesdays
January 10 – March 14


Suggested Ages: 11 – 14
By Y York. From the novel by Jerry Spinelli
Directed by Meredith Hackett

Leo’s safe existence implodes with the arrival of the weirdly fabulous Stargirl, whose impetuous enthusiasm for all-things-strange and unique, forces him to choose between his own secure conformity and the glories offered by the girl from the stars.

8 Wednesdays
March 21 –  May 16


An Introduction to Puppetry
Suggested Ages: 8 – 10
Teacher TBA

Students will work to create their own puppets and work with shadow puppets and Bunraku techniques.

8 Tuesdays
March 20 – May 15 (no workshop April 3)


Questions? Contact Maggie Weber, maggie@pipertheatre.org, 718-768-3195.