WORKSHOPS

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Theater Tech"

Featuring a panel of theater production professionals who have done it all!

Teen Leaders: Cora Pearlstein and Harriet Cohen

AGES: 13 – 20
FREE, Donations Encouraged
DATE: Saturday June 5th from 4-5:30pm

The PAC presents a panel discussion with friendly theater techs who have done it all! Come to hear fun stories of behind-the-scenes drama, explore different areas of design, stage management, and crew, and find out easy ways to get involved!

Penguin Youth Playwright Cohort​

Teen Leaders: Kyle Gerstel and Disha Cattamanchi

AGES: 14 – 19
DATES: March 21 – May 30 (6 sessions, every other week – on Sundays from 4-6pm)
3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30

The Youth Playwright Cohort is a biweekly opportunity for young writers to develop their playwriting skills, and to connect with both peers and experienced guest artists through collaborative discussions, readings, and workshops. At the end of the quarter, writers will have the opportunity to showcase an original audio production. Writers are encouraged to register for the whole quarter; drop-in participation possible. No experience necessary, just a desire to connect and create!

Teen Leaders: Cora Pearlstein and Harriet Cohen

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Theater Tech"

Featuring a panel of theater production professionals who have done it all!

AGES: 13-20 (donations encouraged)
DATE: Saturday June 5th 4-5:30pm

The PAC presents a panel discussion with friendly theater techs who have done it all! Come to hear fun stories of behind-the-scenes drama, explore different areas of design, stage management, and crew, and find out easy ways to get involved!

Teen Leaders: Kyle Gerstel and Disha Cattamanchi

Penguin Youth Playwright Cohort​

AGES: 14 – 19
DATES: March 21 – May 30 (6 sessions, every other week – on Sundays from 4-6pm)
3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16, 5/30

The Youth Playwright Cohort is a biweekly opportunity for young writers to develop their playwriting skills, and to connect with both peers and experienced guest artists through collaborative discussions, readings, and workshops. At the end of the quarter, writers will have the opportunity to showcase an original audio production. Writers are encouraged to register for the whole quarter; drop-in participation possible. No experience necessary, just a desire to connect and create!

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?  

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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