Our 2020/21 Season

will kick off with  an original four-part web series re-telling the ancient legend of the clever band of thieves with hearts of gold who stop at nothing in the fight to free their people from oppression of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Meet Robin, Marian, Will Scarlett, Friar Tuck, and the merry band as you’ve never seen them before!   Shot entirely on location in the forests of northern Manhattan with a screenplay by Leslie Kincaid Burby and Joe Burby, and original music by Omar Camps-Kamrin.   Can they foil the Sheriff and his men in their evil plans and bring peace and prosperity to Sherwood?  Tune in and find out!

COMING IN NOVEMBER! 

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

“[Children] engaged in Theater Making learn to value the literary, oral and cultural traditions of societies. They learn to express themselves and develop empathy for their own and other’s situations. They begin to understand universal themes and ways of looking at the world, and they develop the means to express their own vision and ideas.” 
- Blueprint for Theater, NYC Department of Education 

“We must all do theatre – to find out who we are, and to discover who we could become.” - Augusto Boal

Register for Class

$300 per student
Please contact us for information on tuition assistance. 

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 mid-December. 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.

CLASS SCHEDULE
Sunday, October 18th - Informal Auditions from 3:30-6pm; Parent Orientation Meeting from 6:30-7pm

Regular Classes begin week of October 19th
Mondays and Thursdays - 4-5:15pm
Sundays - 3:30-6pm (staggered call-in times on Sundays for small-group work TBA) 

Final Performance on Sunday, December 13th, time TBA

Virtual Watch Party
details coming soon!

When Covid-19 hit, Pied Piper was only two weeks away from opening night of our Spring Musical: Once Upon a Mattress.  The kids had been rehearsing for months. You can imagine the devastation when all performances had to be cancelled. In an effort to console and keep spirits up, PPCT Artistic Director had kids continue to rehearse via Zoom and then film their parts at home-- lovingly editing all video into a virtual version of the show that the kids could still share and be proud of. 

Spring Musical 2021

To Be Announced... 

Please check back for details and exact dates for  our May 2021 performances with our aged 6-13 company members.