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 Annie Siddons

Mother Gothel locks her adopted teenage daughter up in a tower because she can’t bear that she will grow up and leave home. “Why are you doing this to me?” demands Rapunzel. “Because I love you,” comes the chilling reply. An original adaptation originally performed by Kneehigh Theatre with an Italian setting, flatulent fairies and a giant rabbit.



Full Education Performance Schedule HERE