Calling all youth writers and performers! Seattle Rep and Penguin Productions are excited to announce their second annual Bonfire Retreat. The Bonfire Retreat is a weekend of new play development where teen writers develop their plays with an ensemble of youth performers and adult support staff. Throughout the weekend there will be workshops and rehearsals, culminating in a public staged reading of all of the pieces in Seattle Rep’s PONCHO Forum. BONFIRE sparks ideas, feeds them to kindling, and then brings In the big logs for a roaring community celebration. Participation is FREE for all students!
We are proud to partner with Seattle Rep’s Youth Engagement department on this program. All workshops and performances take place at Seattle Repertory Theatre (155 Mercer St).
Saturday, February 11th 1-6pm
1-2:30pm: Intros and Warmups
2:30-4pm: Readthroughs/presentations of the plays
4-4:30pm: Lunch break (lunch provided)
4:30-6pm: Rehearse the plays
Sunday, February 12th, 1-6pm
4:30-6pm: Dress/tech rehearsal
7pm: Half hour performance call
Sunday, February 12th, 7:30pm — Staged Reading Showcase
Who can apply?
Teens ages 13-19 who are writers, actors, or theater-curious. Writers must submit a draft of a short play or an excerpt from a full-length play that they would like to workshop and present during the retreat by February 1st.
Sunday, February 12th at 7:30pm
The Bonfire Retreat is a weekend of new play development, where teen writers develop their plays with an ensemble of youth performers and adult support staff. Come watch the plays on their feet at Seattle Rep’s Poncho Forum!