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Led by: Shana Bestock and Annika Prichard

Bonfire: Youth Voices and New Works Festival

1. Artistic Retreat
2. Playwright Cohort
3. New Play Festival

Who: Artists ages 14 – 19 can register for parts 1, 2, and/or 3

1: Retreat For actors, directors, designers, writers, producers, and instigators.

What might an equitable, sustainable, and just society look like? What is the role of artists moving us forward together? This weekend centers relationship and collaboration, as we deepen our theatrical toolbox and explore ideas for performance, storytelling, and the future of Penguin.

Penguin is proud to be a part of the global festival Climate Change Theater Action, and we will take inspiration from this remarkable collection of 50 short plays from around the world to springboard into our own voices, bodies, words, and passions. The retreat will also introduce the Penguin Advisory Council structure for 2022, and discuss youth leadership and season programming.

Writers can come with works-in-progress and collaborate with actors, directors, and dramaturgs to develop their ideas. Actors can come with ideas of roles they wish someone would write for them. Directors can come with ideas for plays. But everyone is welcome to come as a blank slate. By the end of the weekend we anticipate we’ll be overflowing with ideas! 

The weekend concludes with a “show and tell” sharing of work and performance of works-in-progress.

When: Saturday October 2 from 11am-2pm and Sunday October 3 from 2-5pm

Where: UHeights Center (5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

2: Cohort For playwrights and writers.

Writers then have five weeks to develop their scripts in this youth-led cohort. For two hours each week, you’ll have concentrated writing time, plus feedback sessions.

When: Sundays October 10 – November 14, 7-9pm

Where: UCUCC (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

3: New Play Festival For everyone mentioned above, ending with a performance for the whole community!

Actors, directors, and designers return to bring the new scripts to life. Directors may also direct a Climate Change Theater Action play. The weekend culminates in a performance for the community.

When: Saturday November 13 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM, and Sunday November 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM

Where: UCUCC (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

  • All staff members are fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible participants. 
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible audience members. 
  • Participants are asked to limit risky behavior (ie, large parties, concerts, or other indoor gatherings) during the project duration. 
  • We will work with families to address any special care necessary for their student.
  • For additional questions, email shana@penguinproductionsseattle.org

Play by: Mary Zimmerman
Directed by: Annika Prichard:

Metamorphoses

Who: Students ages 14 – 19
When: Rehearsal Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8:30 PM, from Oct. 11 to Nov. 22. Tech on Monday Nov. 29, Wednesday Dec. 1, and Friday Dec. 3 from 6:00-9:00 PM. Performances on Saturday Dec. 5 at 4:00 PM and Sunday Dec. 5 at 6:00 PM.
Where: Live and in person! Rehearsals at UCUCC (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105). Performance at UHeights (5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

“Theatrical genius that deserves wide exposure to a new generation….Find your way in, live among its stories and reboot your life” – Chicago Tribune 

“Perfect theatrical storytelling that never stumbles or strikes a false note.” – Chicago Reader 

“Cheerfully ingenious” – New York Times 

Prepare to be transformed. Tony Award-winning Mary Zimmerman’s smash hit Metamorphoses is a play of such grace and beauty that the memory of it lingers long after the lights have gone down. All theatrical elements are at work to conjure the force of Ovid’s myths into gorgeous imagery, provocative moments and breathtaking storytelling. Experience magic and enchantment, bawdy humor and deep sincerity, told in a provocative mix of both contemporary and classic styles.

There is no obligation to pay for our programs. We do suggest a donation for this program to help cover costs. Your voluntary donations ensure access for all. All donations made via Shunpike are tax-deductible.

Suggested Donation: 275 (for families in need) / 375 (market rate) / 475 (for families that can)

  • All staff members are fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible participants. 
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible audience members. 
  • Participants are asked to limit risky behavior (ie, large parties, concerts, or other indoor gatherings) during the project duration. 
  • We will work with families to address any special care necessary for their student.
  • For additional questions, email shana@penguinproductionsseattle.org

Led by: Shana Bestock and Annika Prichard

Bonfire: Youth Voices and New Works Festival

1. Artistic Retreat
2. Playwright Cohort
3. New Play Festival

Who: Artists ages 14 – 19 can register for parts 1, 2, and/or 3

1: Retreat For actors, directors, designers, writers, producers, and instigators. 

What might an equitable, sustainable, and just society look like? What is the role of artists moving us forward together? This weekend centers relationship and collaboration, as we deepen our theatrical toolbox and explore ideas for performance, storytelling, and the future of Penguin.

Penguin is proud to be a part of the global festival Climate Change Theater Action, and we will take inspiration from this remarkable collection of 50 short plays from around the world to springboard into our own voices, bodies, words, and passions. The retreat will also introduce the Penguin Advisory Council structure for 2022, and discuss youth leadership and season programming.

Writers can come with works-in-progress and collaborate with actors, directors, and dramaturgs to develop their ideas. Actors can come with ideas of roles they wish someone would write for them. Directors can come with ideas for plays. But everyone is welcome to come as a blank slate. By the end of the weekend we anticipate we’ll be overflowing with ideas! 

The weekend concludes with a “show and tell” sharing of work and performance of works-in-progress.

When: Saturday October 2 from 11am-2pm and Sunday October 3 from 2-5 PM

Where: UHeights Center (5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

2: Cohort For playwrights and writers

Writers then have five weeks to develop their scripts in this youth-led cohort. For two hours each week, you’ll have concentrated writing time, plus feedback sessions. 

When: Sundays October 10 – November 14, 7-9pm

Where: UCUCC (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

3: New Play Festival For everyone mentioned above, ending with a performance for the whole community!

Actors, directors, and designers return to bring the new scripts to life. Directors may also direct a Climate Change Theater Action Play. The weekend culminates in a performance for the community.  

When: Saturday November 13 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM, and Sunday November 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM

Where: UCUCC (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

  • All staff members are fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible participants. 
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible audience members. 
  • Participants are asked to limit risky behavior (ie, large parties, concerts, or other indoor gatherings) during the project duration. 
  • We will work with families to address any special care necessary for their student.
  • For additional questions, email shana@penguinproductionsseattle.org

Play by: Mary Zimmerman
Directed by: Annika Prichard

Metamorphoses

Who: Students ages 14 – 19
When: Rehearsal Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8:30 PM, from Oct. 11 to Nov. 22. Tech on Monday Nov. 29, Wednesday Dec. 1, and Friday Dec. 3 from 6:00-9:00 PM. Performances on Saturday Dec. 5 at 4:00 PM and Sunday Dec. 5 at 6:00 PM.
Where: Live and in person! Rehearsals at UCUCC (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105). Performance at UHeights (5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

“Theatrical genius that deserves wide exposure to a new generation….Find your way in, live among its stories and reboot your life” – Chicago Tribune 

“Perfect theatrical storytelling that never stumbles or strikes a false note.” – Chicago Reader 

“Cheerfully ingenious” – New York Times 

Prepare to be transformed. Tony Award-winning Mary Zimmerman’s smash hit Metamorphoses is a play of such grace and beauty that the memory of it lingers long after the lights have gone down. All theatrical elements are at work to conjure the force of Ovid’s myths into gorgeous imagery, provocative moments and breathtaking storytelling. Experience magic and enchantment, bawdy humor and deep sincerity, told in a provocative mix of both contemporary and classic styles.

There is no obligation to pay for our programs. We do suggest a donation for this program to help cover costs. Your voluntary donations ensure access for all. All donations made via Shunpike are tax-deductible.

Suggested Donation: 275 (for families in need) / 375 (market rate) / 475 (for families that can

  • All staff members are fully vaccinated.
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible participants. 
  • Vaccination is required for all eligible audience members. 
  • Participants are asked to limit risky behavior (ie, large parties, concerts, or other indoor gatherings) during the project duration. 
  • We will work with families to address any special care necessary for their student.
  • For additional questions, email shana@penguinproductionsseattle.org

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