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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

september festival of queer art

In lieu of our typical september slot show, pw is happy to make space for a selection of works centering the experiences of queer and trans people of color. The festival will run over two weekends, with shows and events presented each weekend in repetory.

- - - performance events - - -

pushing past pink
by nia sanders and julianna lee marino
what does it really mean to embody "she"?

a new domesticity
by cori williams
dir. beth pollard
a new play about a woman hoping to come out to her conservative Indian family.

joan of arc
by emily tunkel
a one person show about Joan of Arc, a queer, gender-non conforming peasant teen who ran an army.

open mic night
by you! the mic is yours!
anything from spoken word to a dramatic monologue to visual art to music to movement to any combination of those things! event page

- - - schedule - - -

friday, 9/14 @ 8pm
pushing past pink

followed by...
~ queer crafts ~
paint, craft, and eat snacks with your pals while listening to queer anthems! there will be a collaborative playlist to add your favorite queer jams!

saturday, 9/15 @ 8pm
pushing past pink

followed by...
~ queer eye watch party ~
eat insomnia cookies and delight in the fab five's antics!

friday, 9/21 @ 8pm
open mic night
read a poem! sing a song! tell a story! the mic is yours.

saturday 9/22 @ 2 pm
joan of arc

saturday 9/22 @ 8 pm
new domesticity

sunday 9/23 @ 2 pm
pushing past pink

followed by...
new domesticity

sunday 9/23 @ 8 pm
joan of arc

monday 9/24 @ 8pm
new domesticity

audition for house arrest

written and directed by iris cronin

A lonely god
A lovely girl
A missing flyer
A funeral pyre

it happens the way all stories happen
which is
to say

it doesn’t.

House Arrest is a new work, written and directed by Iris Cronin (’19). The play is a surreal, suburban, dreamlike reimagining of the myth of Hades and Persephone. A young woman, Baby’s Breath, has been taken and hidden by the Handsome Ghost, a lonely and enigmatic companion who has been visiting her since childhood. He keeps her captive in a dollhouse, held under an amnesiac spell, content and unaware of her captivity.

Until, suddenly, she starts to remember.

For more information and to sign up for an audition slot, check out the Facebook event. Auditions run September 11th to September 13th, with performances from November 30th to December 3rd.
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