Piper Theatre Productions at Old Stone H

Todays Date: 07/02/22
Last Update: 02/21/12 05:12:37 PM

Address: 336 3rd St. at 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY    11215

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

Starlings: Shakespeare For Beginners  | Open: 07/02/12 Close: 07/16/12
An introduction to Shakespeare. Starlings work on improvisation games, vocabulary building and character development to create abbreviated versions of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. Afternoons are spent painting sets, building props and pulling costumes from our massive costume collection.

Session One (July 2-13) A Midsummer Night's Dream
Session Two (July 16-27) Twelfth Night

For more information about Starlings, please contact Maggie Weber at maggie@pipertheatre.org.


Starlings: Folk Tales Of West Africa & Russia  | Open: 07/02/12 Close: 07/16/12
Younger Youth Programming ages 7-11
Directed by Maggie Weber
Music, movement, dramatic play and more!

Session One (July 2 - 13) Tales from West Africa (The King's Magic Drum, The Three Brothers and the Pot of Porridge, KiigboKiiba and the Helpful Spirits)

Session Two (July 16 - 27) Tales from Russia (Baba Yaga Emelya and the Pike, Ivan the Simpleton, Two Sisters and an Old Man)

In two-week cycles from 9:00 am 3:00 pm students in small groups will be given a gentle introduction to theatre. Students will play theatre games and rehearse scenes from Folk Tales in the mornings in preparation for a staged performance, and in the afternoons create the costumes and the world of the play in the great room of the Old Stone House or in air-conditioned classroom across the street in William Alexander Middle School 51. This education program is, by far, Piper's most popular. Hurry, it fills up fast!


Piper Theatre Workshops  | Open: 07/02/12 Close: 07/02/12
Program suited for ages 11-14.

Join us for Piper Theatre Workshop - one of the most exciting drama programs in Brooklyn. Under the care of experienced directors, each child becomes part of a small company of student actors creating a challenging theatrical production. Days are broken up by Specials - classes in fight choreography, improvisation, puppetry, theatre games and vocal technique.

Auditions for specific roles will take place on Monday, July 2, the first day of the program. Preferences will be considered in selection but are NOT guaranteed. Students MUST participate in final performances to participate.


Advanced Piper Workshop (Ages 14 to 17)  | Open: 07/02/12 Close: 07/02/12
Ages 14-17

This course is designed for experienced creative teens. Michael Buffer (Lord of Flies, Lilith, Taming of the Shrew, Corday the Assassin) returns to create another artistically demanding show.

The Government Inspector
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the original by Nikolai Gogol. Directed by Michael Buffer.

A fun physical production of Gogol's political satire. The mayor of a small town in Russia, his staff and his cronies learn that an inspector from the national government is coming, incognito, to investigate. They panic and fear that he will discover the depth of their chicanery and greed. They mistake a traveling con man for the inspector, who then finds a way to exploit them. For more information, please contact Michael Buffer buffer@pipertheatre.org

The advanced workshop begins with ten Spring workshops at the Old Stone House Wednesdays and Thursdays, April 25-May 24.


Piper Film (Ages 13 to 17)  | Open: 07/02/12 Close: 07/02/12
Under the direction of Jeff Woods.

Students will write, act, direct, shoot, and edit their own short films. Piper's film program returns with more laptops, software, and cameras. Students are encouraged to work with their video camcorders or cameras. Films will premiere outdoors on the big screen July 25 at the Old Stone House. Special thanks to John C. Walsh, Marc Wolfe, and Mary Harron for helping restore Piper Films to our summer programming. This program is limited to 10 students.

For more information, contact Jeff Woods, jeff@pipertheatre.org.