Body image. Cyberbullying. Media pressure. This program for girls 13-18 years old grapples with the issues that young women face in 2014. The teen ensemble will work together to create and perform an original play based on their thoughts and experiences. GIRLSPEAK has been made possible by the gene...

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New Voices: Playwrights and Actors Festival

Emerging playwrights develop a 10-minute play through an intensive 3-month workshop process, then see their work performed by professional actors on the Playhouse stage. Program will take place January – May 2015. Please check back for details. This program is partially funded by Up River Produ...

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Talk Story


Join the circle.

In a bow to the days of beat poetry recited in candlelit cafes, this fall's Talk Story participants wi...

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Student Theater Festival

The Student Theater Festival, in collaboration with Newtown Arts Company, is an opportunity for teens from throughout the region to come to the Playhouse to perform for each other, take master classes, and receive professional adjudication. In 2014, more than 1000 students and audience members ...

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