Piper Theatre Four-Week Workshops 2019

A Piper summer is all about adventure!

Company members collaborate to create a full-scale production. Days are filled with physical theater; ‘specials’ classes on stage combat, clowning, and improvisation; and ‘Fun Fridays,’ when the entire Piper community plays group games or engages in a process drama!

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

Ages 11–16
Limited to 15 students each workshop

9 am to 5 pm
Monday through Friday + Full Day Saturday Extravaganza

July 1– 27

$2000 includes professional performance field trip
$500 nonrefundable deposit due upon registration
Pay the deposit by October 1, 2018 for a 15% discount

Limited financial aid available for all workshops. Apply upon registration. Financial Aid application deadline May 1. Deposit waived pending award decision.



Performances take place the week of July 24- 26 with a full day of performances July 27.  Auditions take place on the first day, July 1. While preferences for workshops are considered, placement in a particular company is NOT guaranteed.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane *
Adapted by Dwayne Hartford based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo

Winner of the 2018 AATE Distinguished Play Award. Edward Tulane is a rabbit made of china given to a ten-year-old girl named Abilene. An unfortunate incident finds him falling overboard. Edward spends 297 days on the ocean floor until a passing fisherman pulls him into his fishing net. Edward’s journeys take him far from home, but even farther from the selfish rabbit he once was.

*Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC., of Woodstock, Illinois.

by Playwright in Residence Patti Veconi

A modern retelling of an overly protective mother and daughter who yearns to escape.

“Every character is driven by his or her own moral compass to act in ways that are both good for one person and hurtful to another – and I don’t think any of it is done simply for love or malice. The nuances of these choices and what drives them are going to be delicious stuff to dig into. It’s also very exciting that Rapunzel goes into the tower when she is twelve years old and it is three more years to the time she is found by the prince in the wild. The agency of adolescence is all over this story, making this an especially dynamic theme for our cast to explore.” — Patti Veconi



Full Education Performance Schedule HERE