PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES

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Led by: Shana Bestock, Alex Reed, and Annika Prichard

Bonfire Collective: Youth Voices and New Works Festival with Seattle Rep

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.

Led by Seattle Rep’s Alex Reed and Penguin’s Shana Bestock, this weekend will center relationship and collaboration, as we deepen our theatrical toolbox and explore ideas for performance, storytelling, and the future of Penguin’s partnership with Seattle Rep. We’ll reconnect with each other, eat snacks and play games, and explore the ideas that are lighting you up!

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! 

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 creators, writers, and instigators

We’re continuing our partnership with Seattle Rep to develop new works! Creators develop characters, dialogue, performance ideas, and scripts in this youth-led cohort. For two hours each week, you’ll have concentrated writing time, plus feedback sessions led by Seattle Rep an Penguin teaching staff.

When: Sundays October 10 – November 28, 7-9pm

Where: Seattle Rep (155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109)

3: New Play Festival For everyone mentioned above, plus those who want to attend as audience!

Actors, directors, and designers return to bring the new scripts to life. Directors may also choose to direct a play from the Climate Change Theater Action festival or Penguin’s Finding Trails project. The weekend culminates in a showcase for the community.  

When: Saturday December 11 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM, and Sunday December 12 from 2-6pm (Public Showcase @ 4pm) 

Where: Seattle Rep (155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109)

Transportation a barrier for any of these programs? We got you! Contact us for details on how we can help with transit passes and/or ride share!

  • 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, Alex Reed, and Annika Prichard

Bonfire Collective: Youth Voices and New Works Festival, with Seattle Rep

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. 

Led by Seattle Rep’s Alex Reed and Penguin’s Shana Bestock, this weekend will center relationship and collaboration, as we deepen our theatrical toolbox and explore ideas for performance, storytelling, and the future of Penguin’s partnership with Seattle Rep. We’ll reconnect with each other, eat snacks and play games, and explore the ideas that are lighting you up!

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! 

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 creators, writers, and instigators

We’re continuing our partnership with Seattle Rep to develop new works! Creators develop characters, dialogue, performance ideas, and scripts in this youth-led cohort. For two hours each week, you’ll have concentrated writing time, plus feedback sessions led by Seattle Rep an Penguin teaching staff.

When: Sundays October 10 – November 28, 7-9pm

Where: Seattle Rep (155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109)

3: New Play Festival For everyone mentioned above, plus those who want to attend as audience!

Actors, directors, and designers return to bring the new scripts to life. Directors may also choose to direct a play from the Climate Change Theater Action festival or Penguin’s Finding Trails project. The weekend culminates in a showcase for the community.  

When: Saturday December 11 from 12:00 to 6:00 PM, and Sunday December 12 from 2-6pm (Public Showcase @ 4pm) 

Where: Seattle Rep (155 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109)

Transportation a barrier for any of these programs? We got you! Contact us for details on how we can help with transit passes and/or ride share!

  • 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

Be Our Guest!

Play by: Mary Zimmerman
Directed by: Annika Prichard

Metamorphoses

When: Performances on Saturday Dec. 4 at 4:00 PM and Sunday Dec. 5 at 6:00 PM.
Where: 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.

  • 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

When: Performances on Saturday Dec. 4 at 4:00 PM and Sunday Dec. 5 at 6:00 PM.
Where: 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.

  • 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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