Events & Projects
Click the blue links below for more about current / recent projects in production or development. 

You Are Here   (
Series in development 2019-2020 / More info soon

You Are Here is a multimedia series for theatre developed with groups of people whose life stories tell the history and culture of their time. Developed over the course of a year, director, filmmaker and composer collaborate on a live stage production and resulting documentary film. Two of these have 2019 production. We invite you to join a conversation about where we are by seeing where we've been.

"I left with the feeling that the project had allowed participants to open doors that had long been closed. It accomplished what the arts can do so well...breathe life into the human condition."    
Marilyn Sarow (about StreetSmARTs) 

A stage and film documentary about and with members of the homeless community
Project with First United Methodist Church 2018-19

For over a year, participants who have experienced homelessness met weekly to tell their stories and to create this authentic look at life on the streets from those who have lived it. The project also includes a documentary about the participants that takes us into a world hiding in plain sight.

Acting Our Age
A live stage and film documentary with seven seniors whose stories are also America's story
Sponsored by Aldersgate 2018-19

For 15 months seven elders - ages 73 to three 95 year olds - met to talk about their remarkable lives and create Acting Our Age: A Century of America in Seven Voices, a stage-and-film documentary that traces those lives from 'then to now.' Along the way, their experiences intersect with nearly everything that's happened in the U.S. over the past 100 years. In their ten decades, the seven participants have experienced the Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, the rise of corporate America, and four wars. The first-generation immigrant experience in America is also represented in the group, with participant's immediate families coming from Ireland, France, Armenia, and Syria. 

The Christians by Lucas Hnath 
Playworks Group and Pine Hill Project at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center 2017

What do you believe? And why do you believe it?  Those questions drive this provocative play set in a megachurch in today's America. Critics and audiences nationwide have raved about the play's ability to articulate many points of view. This producton and six month project featured an onstage choir of 23 singers from the community working with the professional cast, and TalkBacks among actors, audiences and guest clergy. Writer Lucas Hnath was a 2017 Tony Award nominee.

"Can we work, pray, or even live together anymore after we've recognized that we disagree?" 
 Broadway World  

Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton & Mike Craver 
2015 & currently licensing 

Based on the best-selling novel and N.Y. Times Notable Book by Clyde Edgerton, Lunch at the Piccadilly is a new musical about changing the world - one rocking chair at a time. With songs by Drama Desk Award winner Mike Craver, the show was developed in three sold out productions including the Festival Stage series, and at the York Theatre Company in N.Y. The most recent production also hosted supporting programs about the realities of elderhood in today's America.

"It's about people who aren't waiting to die, but continuing to live to the very end."   Up and Coming Magazine

The Playworks Group employs members of professional disciplines including Actors' Equity, representing American actors and stage managers in the theatre; and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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