Provincetown Playhouse

Todays Date: 12/10/19
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FOREVER POPPY  | Open: 06/20/15 Close: 06/21/15
Forever Poppy by José Cruz González is a lyrical and magical story about a young girl of mixed heritage who encounters a village of elders in a forest along the Lost Coast that mysteriously perform Shakespeare plays at night to no one. Forever risks her life to solve this great mystery and the timeless connection these elders have to William Shakespeare, while being pursued by villains trying to stop her. In the end, Forever discovers the importance of family, friends, and place.  This play is appropriate for ages 9 and up.


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.

NADINE¬ÄôS COLORING BOOK  | Open: 06/13/15 Close: 06/14/15
In Nadine’s Coloring Book by Ashley Laverty, after eleven-year old Nadine witnesses her father’s fatal car accident, she refuses to speak to anyone. Her mom is worried, her older sister is frustrated, and her friends think she is weird. Unbeknownst to them all, Nadine finds her voice in the imaginary world of her coloring book, where her father is alive and she is happy once again. Ultimately, not everything is as it seems and Nadine must decide if she will accept the truth or stay in her coloring book world forever.  This play is appropriate for ages 8 and up.


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.

Mario And The Comet That Stopped The World  | Open: 06/06/15 Close: 06/07/15
In Mario and the Comet that Stopped the World (book and lyrics by Gabriel Jason Dean, music by David Dabbon), the Venedicci Comet is headed straight toward Earth. Apocalyptics predict that it will strike, causing total annihilation, while most scientists speculate it will be a near miss and Earthlings will behold history’s most awe-inspiring celestial event. Either way, Mario is prepared. With a chorus of rubber ducks and soaring songs about the theory of relativity, Mario and the Comet that Stopped the World is a musical adventure-comedy about how loss can be like an earth-shattering comet; but when faced together as a family, it can become a thing of beauty— a celebration of life and love. This play is appropriate for ages 8 and up.


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.

 

Welcome To Terezin  | Open: 06/21/14 Close: 06/22/14
In Welcome to Terezin, it is June 1944, and the International Red Cross inspector is about to arrive. Join him for a special Cabaret Concert in Terezin or Theresienstadt, as the Germans call this fortress near Prague. The Nazis call it a “Paradise Ghetto”. It is where prominent Jewish actors, writers and composers are detained for their own protection. But what lies behind the facade? Meet movie star Kurt Gerron, who’s making a propaganda film about the camp; the dynamic swing duo from Holland, Johnny &Jones; and the Angel of Terezin herself, songwriter Ilse Weber. This powerful cabaret-style event features several of the original songs which were created and performed by the prisoners during World War Two.  This play is appropriate for middle school and high 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.

Pink Think  | Open: 06/14/14 Close: 06/15/14
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.

Pollywog  | Open: 06/07/14 Close: 06/08/14
Pollywog is about a young girl from a conservative Christian community whose life becomes undone during her senior year when she falls in love with an atheist refugee from the republic of Georgia.  This play is appropriate for middle school and high 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.

Shahrazad 1001  | Open: 06/22/13 Close: 06/23/13
When Malala Yousafzai was targeted in October for speaking out on girls’ education in Pakistan, it illuminated something about Shahrazad and One Thousand and One Nights. As the Royal Vizier’s daughter, she had unusual educational access. She tells King Shahryar stories drawn from an empire that spanned Asia and North Africa and into Western Europe. Education saved her. With lives at stake, Shahrazad would not have relied on improvisation night after night for three years. She would have researched and prepared by reading and, most importantly, listening to others share their stories. This play is appropriate for high school and college.


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.

Mieke's Story  | Open: 06/15/13 Close: 06/16/13
Mieke’s Story, explores the journey of an American teenager struggling with the loss created by her father’s death in Iraq.  Visual and written images of the ancient Sumerian myth of the goddess Inanna and her journey into the netherworld are juxtaposed with modern day Mieke’s confrontation with her family and her high school team mates.  Her focus on Inanna is a bitter sweet journey, one started with her Dad when he was first deployed in Iraq.  Is it a betrayal or tribute to him to turn their research into a school project?  Could it help her to heal? This play is appropriate for high school.


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.

What We Lost Along The Way  | Open: 06/08/13 Close: 06/09/13
What We Lost along the Way is a family drama that begins in 1939 London during the evacuation of over three million British children. The drama centers on 15-year-old Serena Moffitt and her younger brother Joseph, who are sent from their working class suburb to the Devon countryside where they end up billeted with the Hargreaves, an upper class family with two sons who are close in age to the Moffitts. As mysteries are solved and fears are exposed, the young characters navigate their way through the intricate terrain of adolesence where they discover truths about friendship, family and love and find that even after great loss, the possibility of hope remains


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 New Plays for Young Audiences has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and interntaional recognition, publication and production.

Sing A Porpoise Home  | Open: 06/23/12 Close: 06/24/12
The best fishing is catching a magical secret.This play was developed in part by a grant from the Children‘s Theatre Foundation of America.


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 New Plays for Young Audiences has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and interntaional recognition, publication and production.

Salvation Road  | Open: 06/16/12 Close: 06/17/12
Cliff’s mission is simple: find his sister and get her away from her mysterious new church. But how do you rescue someone who doesn’t want to be saved?


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 New Plays for Young Audiences has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and interntaional recognition, publication and production.

Zachary Briddling, Who Was Awfully Middling  | Open: 06/09/12 Close: 06/10/12
Zachary Briddling is awfully middling – until he realizes that is only for ‘here’, for the place where he lives. So he sets off in search of places where he doesn’t live – places where he is the oddest thing imaginable!


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 New Plays for Young Audiences has developed over 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive both national and interntaional recognition, publication and production.

The Three Little Wolves  | Open: 06/25/11 Close: 06/26/11
The Three Little Wolvesby Larry Brenner tells the story of the Three Little Wolves who need to find a friend, but no one trusts them because of the stories of their uncle, The Big Bad Wolf.  Through learning life lessons about being patient, honest, and brave, each of the wolves finds their own friend. The play is appropriate for ages 5 and up.


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 New Plays for Young Audiences has developed 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive national recognition, publication and production throughout the world.

Echo And Dorian  | Open: 06/18/11 Close: 06/19/11
Echo and Dorian by Diane Samuels is inspired by the Greek myth Narcissus in which a gorgeous young man falls so in love with his own reflection that he pines to nothing more than the yellow flower that still bears his name. It is the unrequited longing of the nymph Echo, as she too wastes away due to unfulfilled (and deluded) love of this self-besotted youth that forms the heart of this new play. Drawing some elements from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, Echo and Dorian is set amongst a group of style-conscious and media-savvy 21st century teenagers, as myth and modern life collide playfully to reveal what it’s like to fall head over heels, have your heart broken, discover what’s false, and what’s truly true. The play is appropriate for ages 13 and up.


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 New Plays for Young Audiences has developed 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive national recognition, publication and production throughout the world.

Walking Toward America  | Open: 06/11/11 Close: 06/12/11
Walking Toward America by Sandra Fenichel Asher is inspired by the true story of one family’s experiences during and after World War II when they fled their beloved home in Latvia in search of safety and freedom. Their journey included a forced labor camp, a 500-mile journey across war-torn Germany in the dead of winter, and a storm-plagued voyage to the United States. This dramatized memoir captures courage, determination, sacrifice, and triumph through the eyes of one young girl coming of age in extraordinary times.The play is appropriate for ages 10 and up.


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 New Plays for Young Audiences has developed 40 new plays written by leading playwrights for young audiences and families. These plays go on to receive national recognition, publication and production throughout the world.