PINK THINK

Genre: Kids, Reading
Written by Eric Pfeffinger, Directed by Nan Smithner

In Pink Think, Griselda has never thought very much about color in general, or pink in particular.  But when her pink shoes catch the eye of a new girl at school, Griselda gets swept up in an evangelistic pro-pink movement she never knew existed.  By the time she winds up with fellow zealots at a hue reeducation camp, Griselda realizes she needs to make some choices about life.  And, y'know, accessories. This play is appropriate for elementary school audiences.


About the Company: New Plays for Young Audiences

Based in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New Plays for Young Audiences is an annual summer play development series located in the historic Provincetown Playhouse. Founded in 1998 by Lowell and Nancy Swortzell, NYU’s prize-winning series has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and international recognition, publication and production.

Open:   06/14/14
Close:   06/15/14

Schedule:
Saturday, June 14 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 15 at 3:00pm:
6/14/2014
6/15/2014
Theater:   Provincetown Playhouse
Address:   133 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children, high school students.
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Eric Pfeffinger is a member of the Dramatists Guild who has developed and produced plays for young audiences with Childsplay, Imagination Stage, the Geva, the Bonderman, and Write Now.  His plays for not-as-young audiences have been produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Phoenix, the Source Festival, and the InterAct.  He's developed work with PlayPenn, Page 73, and Chicago Dramatists.  His plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing, Dramatics magazine, Howlround, and Indie Theatre Now.

Nancy Smithner is a performer, teacher and director. She has been teaching Physical Theatre, Acting, Mime and Directing for the Program in Educational Theatre since 1986. She has also taught at many other venues such as Tisch School of the Arts; Playwrights Horizons, Circle in the Square Theatre School, School for Movement Research, the New York Dance Intensive, the Berkshire Theatre Festival and Soongsil University in Seoul, Korea.

Recent directing credits include The Eumenides by Aeschylus, Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill, (m)body: Provocative Acts, an original performance work on cultural interpretations of the body, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Godspell. Her company, The Ensemble of Movement Theatre, performs original works, most recently "...suddenly there came a tapping...", a retelling of Poe's The Raven at the Storytelling Series at the Provincetown Playhouse. Since 2003 she also curated, and directed three productions of "Voices of Women," original works by women on culture and identity.

Dr. Smithner chaired the 2009 forum in the Program in Educational Theatre, "Theatre Pedagogy: Teaching the Art Form."  She received the Steinhardt Teaching Excellence Award in 2005. Smithner has been a member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit since 1989, performing for children in pediatric settings, and giving workshops on clowning and physical comedy. For Steinhardt, she is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. For the Program in Educational Theare, she oversees the placement of student teachers in public and private schools throughout the city.