In Piti Theatre classes, participants are encouraged to find their own strengths without judgement or competition. No previous experience is required.
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Piti Theatre Youth Troupe - Registration Open for Fall Movie Project, Late August - October, 2021
In Youth Troupe, we'll learn
And we'll develop:
Piti Theatre is now registering students who would like to be part of creating an original video production that will rehearse outdoors in the Hilltowns starting in late August, 2021. The content will be inspired by Piti's work over the last eight years bringing stories from Franklin County history to life and be presented as part of Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association's 150th anniversary celebration . . . Previous youth troupe performances, co-written by troupe members through improvisation and brainstorming, include "Greenfield's Grumpiest T-Rex Episodes 1 & 2", "Olde Coleraine", "The Town Around the Bend with Bill Harley" and "The Trash Lady".
Valley Playwright Mentoring
Teens ages 13 and up will create original scenes drawing on their own imaginations and lives while developing trust, confidence, teamwork and creativity! The ensemble will then tour a finished performance to local high schools and in the community (or create videos/podcasts to share remotely given COVID). Director Jonathan Mirin has worked with teens at Mohawk Trail Regional High School, Turners Falls High School, Boston Arts Academy, New England Youth Theater, Boston University, The Freelance Players and Barrington Stage Company. This program runs during the school year. Participants who complete the program will receive a stipend. LEARN MORE & REGISTER.
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“Amazingly helpful . . . I feel reinvigorated about writing and also how my unique writing fits into the spectrum of comedy. Thank you.”
- Ruby Fox, Solo Performer
“It was great to find how physicality could feed the creative mind for writing. The specifics with my own characters were incredibly helpful.”
- Heather Houston, Graduate Student in Playwriting, Boston University
Critics respond to Jonathan’s previous solos:
“Mirin manages to find comedy in his struggle as he bounces between 20 different characters during this celebrated hourlong production." - Boston Magazine, “7 Events Worth Your Time This Month”
“A manic primer on the old saws of investing…” – Danny Hakin, The New York Times
“Jonathan Mirin has written a play for our time…could be Silicon Valley’s poet laureate.” – Mike Cassidy, San Jose Mercury News
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Play in a Day
Ready, steady, lights up! Participants will receive their scripts and themes at 10 am when they arrive and then proceed to create characters, choose their costumes and props, learn their lines (and make up new ones) and then perform their brand new plays! Potential themes include: The Dinosaurs of Greenfield, The Day Magic Went Wrong, Bea Can Bee, and It’s My World, Don’t Step on It.
Write That Thing
This is a creative writing workshop for ages 15+. Click here for more.
Sing and Dance in French