Piper’s Education Program 2021-2022

Piper Theatre Production’s Education Program 2022
New Works
Ensemble Based Training
Meaningful Apprenticeships

Piper is committed to supporting
a diverse community of young artists.


PIPER SUMMER STARLINGS

A gentle introduction to theater. Each program is process-based with an informal share for friends and family at the conclusion of each session.  Costumes will come from our large costume collection.  Sets and props will be made by the children. 

One Week Programs: Imagination Stations (Ages 7 – 9)
Weeklong immersions in creative play, improvisation and physical storytelling where exploration and imagination soars.

Puppies, Dogs, Wolves July 11 – 15 / 10 students / $500

Learn about the canine world.  Packs, Breeds, and dogs in the wild.  Create stories about famous dogs from history like Salty and Roselle, Rin Tin Tin, Balto, Sinbad, Buddy, Laika, and Greyfriars Bobby.   A perfect week to immerse your child in the world of man’s best friend.

Goblins in the Garden July 18 – 22 / 10 students / $500

Under the gardens of the Old Stone House is a world of tiny goblins working under the beets and barley plants, hiding treasure in the basket willows, finding adventure under the goldenrods and Elderberry bushes.  Join us in the imaginative world of these secretive goblins.

Strega Nona July 25 – 29 / 10 students / $500

Inspired by Tomi dePaola’s “folktale” about a witchly grandmother in Calabria whose spell for making pasta is stolen and almost floods a town, children will experience Rigatoni, Orzo, Penne, Bow Tie, Ditalini, Fusilli, Spaghetti and make their own pasta and pasta art.   Join Strega Nona, Big Anthony, and Bambolana and help save the town from the macaroni explosion.  Bring an appetite.

Two Week Programs: An Introduction to Shakespeare (Ages 8 – 10) 
Two Week introductions to Shakespeare, Wordplay, and Swordplay. 

This is Illyria: Explore Twelfth Night :
July 5 – 15 / 10 students / $1000.00

Shakespeare’s most haunting comedy with twins separated by a storm, mistaken identities, and the world’s greatest clowns in Feste, Toby Belch, and Sir Andrew Aguecheek.  A cut down thirty minute production will be created where children explore verse, buffoonery, and stage combat.

Puck’s Dream: Explore Midsummer Night’s Dream:
July 18 – 29 / 10 students / $1000.00 

Children will create the fairy world from Puck’s perspective.  Creating an installation of the world of Oberon and Titania – the children will lead the audience through an immersive experience as they spy on the quarreling King and Queen, the mismatched lovers, the hardworking mechanicals, and free the Indian boy.

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PIPER THEATRE WORKSHOP (PTW) Two Week Musicals

New musicals commissioned for Piper, specifically designed for novice musical theater actors. 

Not So Fair-y Tales (Ages 11-14) (WAITLIST ONLY)
Music and Lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney

Happily ever after, but are they really? Some of our best loved fairy tales need another look.

July 5 – 16 (includes field trip) / 15 students / $1095

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?

July 18 – 30 / 15 students / $1045

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FOUR-WEEK INTENSIVE WORKSHOPS

An advanced theater program, featuring deeper characterizations, modern storytelling and advanced themes.  A rigorous introduction to summer stock.  A great opportunity for experienced young actors.  Includes a field trip to a professional NY production (TBA.)

Piper Musicals: The Addams Family* (Ages 13 – 17)
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on the characters by Charles Addams

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

July 5 – 30 / 24 students / $2195

*The Addams Family A New Musical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Piper Musicals: Into the Woods** (Ages 12– 17)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Let’s go back to the woods and meet Grimm’s fairy tale characters with the sublime music of Sondheim.

July 5 – 30 / 18 students / $2195

* *Into the Woods is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI.  MTIshows.com


While preferences for musical workshops are considered, placement in a particular company is NOT guaranteed.

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All rehearsals will be held from 9am – 4pm on the campus of PS 321/The William Penn School at  180 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 with excursions to Washington Park. Due to the performance nature of our program, students are expected to attend EVERY day.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students and staff. (Students will also need to provide proof of MMR immunizations.) Additional safety guidelines can be found here.

Financial aid is available upon request. Application Deadline is April 15, 2021 (early submission strongly recommended.)  Apply upon registration.  Deposit waived pending awards announced on May 1, 2021.

Non-refundable deposit is required upon registration:

$250 for one-week programs / $500 for two-week & four-week programs

Full payment is due by May 15, 2021

10% Sibling Discount

Titles and Dates are subject to change

Questions?  Email register@pipertheatre.org

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NEW THIS SUMMER!

Design Apprenticeship Program (minimum age 17)

Interested in learning stagecraft? Lighting? Sound? Costuming? Develop your portfolio by helping to design our youth productions.  Design one of the education shows or work aside professionals for the mainstage show, Musicals Now.  Please apply to John P. McEneny, Artistic Director.   john@pipertheatre.org


PIPER FALL & SPRING AFTER SCHOOL

Fun, games, and a one act production at the Old Stone House.

Fall: Sad Sack Sally written by Cormac McWilliams (WAITLIST ONLY)
Nothing ever goes right for this fifth grader!  A comedic tale.

Nine Sessions / 3:30pm – 5:15pm
Thursdays, September 23, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (*Saturday Family Share)
Ages 8 – 10 / 10 students / $335

Spring: Miracle Worker by William Gibson (WAITLIST ONLY)
The story of Annie Sullivan saving a young blind and deaf girl.

Nine Sessions / 3:30pm – 5:15pm
Tuesdays, March 8, 2022 – May 17, 2022
Ages 10 – 13 / 10 students / $335

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