Starlings Summer 2019

Ages 6 to 11

Voice, movement, storytelling and dramatic play!  A process based gentle introduction to drama.  Actors will work in ensemble and create worlds: pull costumes from our large collection, create an immersive performance space, and explore well-loved characters who learn life lessons.  Stay for one session or more. While preferences for workshops are considered, placement in a particular company is NOT guaranteed.

Performances the last day of each workshop.  Early Creative Play might not have a final public performance.

Session 1:  July 1 – 12 (closed July 4)
Session 2: July 15 – 26

9 am to 3 pm

Early drop-off 8:15 am to 9 am
Extended day 3 pm to 5 pm


$900 The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Pinocchio, Early Creative Play
$500 nonrefundable deposit per session due upon registration.

Early Drop-Off  Session 1: $ 80 | Session 2: $100
Extended Day Session   1: $180 | Session 2: $200

Early Drop-Off and Extended Day are only available on a by-session basis in conjunction with your child’s registration. Request Early Drop-off and Extended Day here

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


SESSION 1: July 1 – 12 (closed July 4)

Pinocchio (Ages 7 – 11)
Directed by Michael Saarela
Carlo Collodi’s tale of a woodcarver that turns a log into a puppet who yearns to be a real boy.

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Ages 8 – 11)
Directed by Justin Ivan Brown
Twins are separated after a storm and must survive the strange world of Illyria: cross-dressing, drunkards, song and happy reunions.  A fun romp that introduces some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful language.

Early Creative Play I (Ages 6 – 7) – NEW!
Directed by Alyson Ryan
Specifically created for 6 year olds.  Early Creative Play will be a day of songs, tongue twisters, puppets, masks, and drama games that introduce early learners to dramatic play.
Limit 7 students

Come one and come all! The tall and the small!
To our Early Creative Play summer!
We’ll dance and we’ll sing
We’ll create many things
As we welcome each special newcomer!
With puppets and stories
And phantasmigories
Our imaginations will soar!
With hands-on creation and much to explore
There’s so much that you will adore!

If you’re looking for a summer that will drive your child to think, create, and play outside the box, then Early Creative Play under the direction of Alyson Ryan may be for you! Through music, art, dance, puppetry, and more, your child will spend two weeks taking risks and creating worlds, characters, and stories, limited only by their own growing imaginations. Join us as we embark on our very first Early Creative Play adventure! We can’t wait to make new friends and grow our imaginations with you!

SESSION 2:  July 15 – 26

Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Ages 8 – 11)
Directed by Justin Ivan Brown
Shakespeare’s final play–an epic tale of a magician who is reunited with his shipwrecked brother and features a magical world of sprites and monsters. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on…”

Early Creative Play II (Ages 6 – 7) NEW!
Directed by Alyson Ryan
The Early Creative Play series will continue with improvisation and imaginatory games.
Limit 7 students

These are suggested ages but Piper realizes each child is unique and on their own learning path.  Please do not hesitate to contact to see which program might be best for your child’s and their development as young artists.



Request Early Drop-off and Extended Day here


Full Education Performance Schedule HERE