On July 19, the student participants of our summer playwriting retreat(entitled Re-Vision) shared their explorations of time travel and history with a captivated audience at First Baptist Church. The work they produced during the two-week retreat has laid the groundwork for a collaborative piece to be performed at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in the spring of 2013. See this video and discover what our students have come up with!
A big thanks is owed to the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage: Heritage Philadelphia Program and the Loeb Performing Arts Fund for their generous support that made this possible, as well as the stellar student playwrights and teaching artists for sharing their talents! And, of course, thanks to our filmmaker, Justin Seegmueller!
The scorching heat of late-July Philadelphia could not stop the student playwrights and teaching artists of the summer playwriting retreat, Re-Vision, from traveling around the city to seek inspiration. They visited the neighborhoods to see just how stories live, breathe, and reinvent themselves in everything from the images of family photos to the neighborhoods and buildings where history is made. From Old City to Elkins Park, South Street to one’s own family albums, the city and its eclectic history of characters continues to inspire young minds in their exploration of how ideas are created and continue to be reimagined and revised.
A big thanks is owed to the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage: Heritage Philadelphia Program and the Loeb Performing Arts Fund for their generous support that made this possible, as well as the stellar student playwrights and teaching artists for sharing their talents!
Read all about the Paula Vogel Playwriting Bootcamp we hosted the weekend of January 15-16, 2011 for Philadelphia’s most prolific writers, directors and theatre artists, including four of our very own star students and our alum Quiara Alegria Hudes! Click HERE to read it.