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Welcome to the Production Workshop website!! (The PWebsite, for short) Check this page to find out what's happening at Brown University's only completely student-run theater. Let a member of the pw board know if you have any questions about or ideas for this site or email The old version of our website is still live and contains some cool historic info about pw, but this is the site that will be updated most often. You can also visit our Facebook page for information on current goings-on.

See our most recent letter to the PW Community.

fall at pw

submit to the september festival of queer art

In an effort to center the voices of QPOC and/or trans people, PW is holding a festival to celebrate works of art that deal with these very experiences. This festival will be happening in lieu of our usual September slot, where typically only one show is produced. The pieces in this festival can be anything from a simple staged reading to a full-blown performance complete with extensive technical aspects. It’s up to you what form they will take! Visit the Facebook event for more information. To read more about what went into the making of this decision, feel free to read our community statement.

may at pw

the penelopiad

by margaret atwood
dir. mary martha wiggers '18
may 23-26

This retelling of The Odyssey through the characters of Penelope and her maids reveals the dark underbelly of our conceptions of duty, honor, and chastity. Penelope's maids often bear the full brunt of systemic classed and gendered violence which Penelope, in her financial and social privilege, is often in a position to escape. The Penelopiad challenges the misogynistic themes presented in The Odyssey, while also offering a model by which the maids can rebel against the narrative of Penelope's complete oppression, and examines how oppressed bodies, too, can effect violence on others.

Mary Martha's vision for the production centers a cast made up of womxn, gender non-conforming, and trans male and female actors--in other words, those who have been oppressed by the cis-patriarchy. The cast will use song, movement, and verse as methods of unveiling the silenced narratives of oppressed and marginalized bodies. We as a board are so thrilled to present a production that engages in decentering privileged, cisgendered narratives of womxnhood in order to represent a model for resistance that values the nuanced reality of sexism and oppression. Keep an eye out for information on auditions, to be held the week of April 5th! Those who are interested in stage managing, or with any production team-related questions should email for more information.

Auditions will be held starting April 5th. For information on auditions, see the Facebook event.
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