WORKSHOPS

with Annika Pritchard

Summer Improv

AGES: 13-19
DATE: Tuesdays, July 6th – 27th from 4:30pm – 6pm

Get back in the swing of in-person interactions ​with some comedy and collaboration!​ ​ Practice your “Yes, and…” skills while developing ​stories​ and creating characters that have never existed before. Improv help​s​ train your brain to think outside the box, go with the flow, and trust your instincts both on stage and in life. ​Shake off the virtual world with some real-time fun and teamwork! No experience necessary, all experience welcome.

Led by: Shana Bestock and Annika Prichard

Bonfire: Artistic Retreat and Playwright Cohort

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

Check out our Productions and Performances page to read more about the 3 different parts (Retreat, Cohort, and New Works Festival) and register!

Play and Director Submissions

Application questions:

  • Where are you in this process? Are you wanting to work with the production to continue to revise and shape the script?
  • How involved in the rehearsal process do you want to be? What is your ideal time frame for production?

Application Questions:

  • Why do you want to direct?
  • What directing experience have you had?
  • What do your favorite directors do that you aspire to emulate?
  • What have you seen directors do that you aspire never to do yourself?

Script – or script sample (if interested in writing a commission)

Application questions:

  • Where are you in this process? Are you wanting to work with the production to continue to revise and shape the script?
  • How involved in the rehearsal process do you want to be? What is your ideal time frame for production?
  • What opportunities are you hungry for in your career? How could Penguin help you get there?
  • Why is Penguin a good fit for you as an artist?
  • What kind of production do you envision for this proposal? Staged reading, virtual zoom theater, outdoor, indoor, black box, fully produced, etc?

Application Questions:

  • ​A few titles you are passionate about OR, your idea for a devised/co-created piece
  • How does this piece develop Penguin’s community?
  • What are the production requirements? What’s your ideal schedule? Could it work in a virtual or outdoor space? Why or why not?
  • Resume. And – what’s missing from your resume? What is valuable experience you’ve had that doesn’t translate?  

Led by: Shana Bestock and Annika Prichard

Bonfire: Artistic Retreat and Playwright Cohort

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

Check out our Productions and Performances page to read more about the 3 different parts (Retreat, Cohort, and New Works Festival) and register!

The Creative Advantage

Penguin Productions is proud to partner with Seattle Public Schools’ Creative Advantage, increasing student access to quality arts learning in high-need schools.

Learning through the arts is a vital part of a well-rounded education and leads to well-rounded, communicative, and adaptable residents in the Seattle community. The Creative Advantage approach includes prioritizing increased arts access in the schools, addressing issues of racial equity, engaging in regional and school arts planning with K-12 pathways, building community arts partnerships, providing comprehensive professional development, and conducting a rigorous evaluation of the program to address emerging promising practices and continuous improvement.

For more information on how to bring Penguin to your classroom, please contact or visit our Creative Advantage offerings.

Play and Director Submissions

Application questions:

  • Where are you in this process? Are you wanting to work with the production to continue to revise and shape the script?
  • How involved in the rehearsal process do you want to be? What is your ideal time frame for production?

Application Questions:

  • Why do you want to direct?
  • What directing experience have you had?
  • What do your favorite directors do that you aspire to emulate?
  • What have you seen directors do that you aspire never to do yourself?

Script – or script sample (if interested in writing a commission)

Application questions:

  • Where are you in this process? Are you wanting to work with the production to continue to revise and shape the script?
  • How involved in the rehearsal process do you want to be? What is your ideal time frame for production?
  • What opportunities are you hungry for in your career? How could Penguin help you get there?
  • Why is Penguin a good fit for you as an artist?
  • What kind of production do you envision for this proposal? Staged reading, virtual zoom theater, outdoor, indoor, black box, fully produced, etc?

Application Questions:

  • ​A few titles you are passionate about OR, your idea for a devised/co-created piece
  • How does this piece develop Penguin’s community?
  • What are the production requirements? What’s your ideal schedule? Could it work in a virtual or outdoor space? Why or why not?
  • Resume. And – what’s missing from your resume? What is valuable experience you’ve had that doesn’t translate?  

Penguin Productions programs are free to all in need. Fuel the future of healthy, equitable community theater with your support today!


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