A Very Grimm Festival

with Yvonne Anderson-Bill

Announcing a festival of short plays for our 6-13 year old actors, directed by Yvonne Anderson-Bill, with the support of Maggie Attaway and the Actors’ Society of Pied Piper. The plays will be original plays based on Fairy Tales to be chosen and devised based on the participants. Rehearsals will be held in a local park when weather permits and on Zoom when it doesn't. All Covid safety protocols to be followed. Children will learn staging/acting through drama games as well as through traditional staging techniques culminating in a final outdoor performance in June.    

Tuition assistance available... please ask at nancy@piedpiper.nyc

Rehearsal Times are tentative and subject to change. Longer rehearsals will be divided up between games and individual rehearsal calls for each play.   

THURSDAY APRIL 29 - 3:30-6 (Soft Start – Audition/Improv – Get to know you)
SUNDAY MAY 2 – 3:30-6 (Soft Start – Audition/Improv – Get to know you/Parent Meeting) 
 THURSDAY MAY 6 – 3:30-6
 SUNDAY MAY 9 – 3:30-6 (Mother's Day)
 THURSDAY MAY 13 – 3:30-6
 SUNDAY MAY 16 – 3:30-6
 THURSDAY MAY 20 – 3:30-6
 SUNDAY MAY 23 – 3:30-6
 MONDAY MAY 24 – 3:30-6
 THURSDAY MAY 27 – 3:30-6
 SUNDAY MAY 30 – 3:30-6
 MONDAY MAY 31 – 3:30-6 (Memorial Day)
 THURSDAY JUNE 3 – 3:30-6 (No School Day)
 SUNDAY JUNE 6 – 3:30-6
 MONDAY JUNE 7 – 3:30-6
 THURSDAY JUNE 10 – 3:30-6
 SUNDAY JUNE 13 – 3:30-6

Please help off-set the costs to Pied Piper of bringing these FREE live performances to our uptown community by donating today!

Spring Musical 2021

Outdoor performances throughout Washington Heights and Inwood!

Saturdays, June 5, 12, and 19 at 11am and 3pm
on the Audubon Terrace, courtesy of the
American Academy of Arts and Letters and
Hispanic Society Museum and Library,
Broadway betwn. 155th-156th Streets

Sunday, June 6 at 5pm - St. Frances Cabrini Shrine
Lawn, 701 Ft. Washington Avenue

Sunday, June 13 at 3pm on Dongan Lawn
of Fort Tryon Park 

 Sunday, June 20 at 3pm on Pat’s Lawn of
Inwood Hill Park

Directed by Yvonne Anderson-Bill

Assisted by The Pied Piper Actors’ Society

Prop/Costume Consultation & Workshops with
Janet Mervin, Costumer & Pied Piper Board Member

October-December 2020

Please join us for a FREE showcase performance of Trickster Tales!
Friday, January 29th at 7pm.

RSVP to nancy@piedpiper.nyc to attend.

Trickster Tales

In this Zoom Play Making workshop for children ages 5-13 we will explore the archetype of the Trickster in folk tales and poems from around the world, and the expression of the trickster in the guise of nature and animals. Children will become Play Makers, collaborating to create a culminating performance in mid-December. The focus of this workshop will be the process of theatre creation rather than a focus on performance, although the children will create performances to share. Participants will be led through improvisation and drama games and an inquiry process to retell these traditional stories through their own artistic voice. They will also participate in the process to create their own costumes, props, and backdrops to use.

The workshop will be conducted over Zoom beginning with ensemble building and drama games in mid-October and will culminate in an online performance. The goal of this experience is to foster a collaborative, child led, creative environment by focusing on the process of theatre and thus developing confidence, empathy, and community building skills.

Our 2020/21 Season

kicks off with a project like nothing Pied Piper has ever done before... an original four-part film series shot entirely on location in the forests of northern Manhattan, Robin Hood. This re-telling of the ancient legend includes Robin, Marian, Will Scarlett, Friar Tuck, and the merry band as you’ve never seen them before. Can this clever band of thieves with hearts of gold foil the Sheriff of Nottingham and his men in their evil plans and bring peace and prosperity to Sherwood? Tune in to find out!  

Original screenplay by Leslie Kincaid Burby and Joe Burby 
Original music by Omar Camps-Kamrin 

Filming in October, with series release
on February 20th, 2021!