BPP Calendar of New Plays

May
1
Fri
The Absentee
May 1 @ 7:30 pm
The Absentee

Written by Julia Doolittle
Directed by Kate Bergstrom
Sponsored by Susan & David Jones

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s AI for companionship. That is, until a persistent canvasser calls, desperate to convince her to vote absentee in the 2088 election.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, shows begin at 7:30pm.

May
2
Sat
The Absentee
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
The Absentee

Written by Julia Doolittle
Directed by Kate Bergstrom
Sponsored by Susan & David Jones

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s AI for companionship. That is, until a persistent canvasser calls, desperate to convince her to vote absentee in the 2088 election.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, shows begin at 7:30pm.

May
7
Thu
The Absentee
May 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Absentee

Written by Julia Doolittle
Directed by Kate Bergstrom
Sponsored by Susan & David Jones

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s AI for companionship. That is, until a persistent canvasser calls, desperate to convince her to vote absentee in the 2088 election.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, shows begin at 7:30pm.

May
8
Fri
The Absentee
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
The Absentee

Written by Julia Doolittle
Directed by Kate Bergstrom
Sponsored by Susan & David Jones

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s AI for companionship. That is, until a persistent canvasser calls, desperate to convince her to vote absentee in the 2088 election.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, shows begin at 7:30pm.

May
9
Sat
The Absentee
May 9 @ 7:30 pm
The Absentee

Written by Julia Doolittle
Directed by Kate Bergstrom
Sponsored by Susan & David Jones

Far out in the Milky Way, “Beacons” serve as lighthouses for warping spaceships around the galaxy. When a U.S. Space Forces ship explodes near Beacon 44.AR.90, its Operator finds herself alone in deep space with only her ship’s AI for companionship. That is, until a persistent canvasser calls, desperate to convince her to vote absentee in the 2088 election.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, shows begin at 7:30pm.

May
15
Fri
The Burdens
May 15 @ 7:30 pm
The Burdens

Written by Matt Schatz
Sponsored by Ruth Albright, Dale & Cyndi Nelson

**Please note that due to current events, this production will now be held as a reading with the cast rather than a full production.

Siblings Mordy and Jane communicate like proper millennials: primarily through text message and loaded with sarcasm. When their loving mother’s life becomes emotionally and financially taxed by their absolutely awful and 100-year-old grandfather, Zad-Zad, they draw together an elaborate plot to…relieve their mother’s burden. Told almost entirely via text messages, The Burdens is a dark, family comedy about how technology helps keep us close, while still enabling us to keep our distance. After all, it’s sometimes easier to type something than it is to say it face to face, isn’t it? But please, be careful of auto-correct. It can be murder.

Box office opens at 6:30pm, house opens at 7pm, reading begins at 7:30pm.

Jun
1
Mon
Summer Camps
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Camps

IVY TECH-BPP YOUTH EDUCATION

Through the Ivy Tech-BPP Youth Education Program, sponsored by IU Credit Union, over 13,000 kids have written new plays or performed on our stage. We operate the longest running and most trusted theatre education program in the area, with over 30 years of experience in arts education. We offer programming year-round for ages 5 and up, working in partnership with the Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning for summer camps, as well as with the MCCSC school system to engage students with theatre in their schools, during the school year.

All of our classes and camps focus on the art of creating something new; whether it’s a new character, a new story, or a new play. Students learn to collaborate with others and become more confident and comfortable with their bodies and voices, while learning the skills needed to write and create their own new plays.

Contact Education Director Eric Shelley for more information or Register Now. 2020 scholarships available.

Ages 5 – 8

Broadway Kids Summer Camp

Ages 8 – 13

DramatiKIDS Summer Camp

Laugh Factory Summer Camp

Ages 9 – 16

Musical Theater Summer Camp

MCCSC In-School Programs

After School Edventures

MiniPlay Playwriting Contest

THEATRE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

The Bloomington Playwrights Project is looking for 2-3 theatre interns for our summer camps! We have various roles available based on your expertise. We are looking for interns who have experience in any or all of these areas: acting, directing, costuming, makeup, light / sound / set design, improvisation, or vocal coaching.

This internship is unpaid and partial summer internships are available. A full summer internship is May 27 – July 27, but partial summer internships are available for any of the BPP’s four camps: Broadway Kids, DramatiKids, Laugh Factory, and Musical Theater Camp. For descriptions of each camp please see below:

Please send your resume and brief cover letter, including which dates you are available, to Eric Shelley: [email protected]

Jun
2
Tue
Summer Camps
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Camps

IVY TECH-BPP YOUTH EDUCATION

Through the Ivy Tech-BPP Youth Education Program, sponsored by IU Credit Union, over 13,000 kids have written new plays or performed on our stage. We operate the longest running and most trusted theatre education program in the area, with over 30 years of experience in arts education. We offer programming year-round for ages 5 and up, working in partnership with the Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning for summer camps, as well as with the MCCSC school system to engage students with theatre in their schools, during the school year.

All of our classes and camps focus on the art of creating something new; whether it’s a new character, a new story, or a new play. Students learn to collaborate with others and become more confident and comfortable with their bodies and voices, while learning the skills needed to write and create their own new plays.

Contact Education Director Eric Shelley for more information or Register Now. 2020 scholarships available.

Ages 5 – 8

Broadway Kids Summer Camp

Ages 8 – 13

DramatiKIDS Summer Camp

Laugh Factory Summer Camp

Ages 9 – 16

Musical Theater Summer Camp

MCCSC In-School Programs

After School Edventures

MiniPlay Playwriting Contest

THEATRE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

The Bloomington Playwrights Project is looking for 2-3 theatre interns for our summer camps! We have various roles available based on your expertise. We are looking for interns who have experience in any or all of these areas: acting, directing, costuming, makeup, light / sound / set design, improvisation, or vocal coaching.

This internship is unpaid and partial summer internships are available. A full summer internship is May 27 – July 27, but partial summer internships are available for any of the BPP’s four camps: Broadway Kids, DramatiKids, Laugh Factory, and Musical Theater Camp. For descriptions of each camp please see below:

Please send your resume and brief cover letter, including which dates you are available, to Eric Shelley: [email protected]

Jun
3
Wed
Summer Camps
Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Camps

IVY TECH-BPP YOUTH EDUCATION

Through the Ivy Tech-BPP Youth Education Program, sponsored by IU Credit Union, over 13,000 kids have written new plays or performed on our stage. We operate the longest running and most trusted theatre education program in the area, with over 30 years of experience in arts education. We offer programming year-round for ages 5 and up, working in partnership with the Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning for summer camps, as well as with the MCCSC school system to engage students with theatre in their schools, during the school year.

All of our classes and camps focus on the art of creating something new; whether it’s a new character, a new story, or a new play. Students learn to collaborate with others and become more confident and comfortable with their bodies and voices, while learning the skills needed to write and create their own new plays.

Contact Education Director Eric Shelley for more information or Register Now. 2020 scholarships available.

Ages 5 – 8

Broadway Kids Summer Camp

Ages 8 – 13

DramatiKIDS Summer Camp

Laugh Factory Summer Camp

Ages 9 – 16

Musical Theater Summer Camp

MCCSC In-School Programs

After School Edventures

MiniPlay Playwriting Contest

THEATRE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

The Bloomington Playwrights Project is looking for 2-3 theatre interns for our summer camps! We have various roles available based on your expertise. We are looking for interns who have experience in any or all of these areas: acting, directing, costuming, makeup, light / sound / set design, improvisation, or vocal coaching.

This internship is unpaid and partial summer internships are available. A full summer internship is May 27 – July 27, but partial summer internships are available for any of the BPP’s four camps: Broadway Kids, DramatiKids, Laugh Factory, and Musical Theater Camp. For descriptions of each camp please see below:

Please send your resume and brief cover letter, including which dates you are available, to Eric Shelley: [email protected]

Jun
4
Thu
Summer Camps
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Camps

IVY TECH-BPP YOUTH EDUCATION

Through the Ivy Tech-BPP Youth Education Program, sponsored by IU Credit Union, over 13,000 kids have written new plays or performed on our stage. We operate the longest running and most trusted theatre education program in the area, with over 30 years of experience in arts education. We offer programming year-round for ages 5 and up, working in partnership with the Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning for summer camps, as well as with the MCCSC school system to engage students with theatre in their schools, during the school year.

All of our classes and camps focus on the art of creating something new; whether it’s a new character, a new story, or a new play. Students learn to collaborate with others and become more confident and comfortable with their bodies and voices, while learning the skills needed to write and create their own new plays.

Contact Education Director Eric Shelley for more information or Register Now. 2020 scholarships available.

Ages 5 – 8

Broadway Kids Summer Camp

Ages 8 – 13

DramatiKIDS Summer Camp

Laugh Factory Summer Camp

Ages 9 – 16

Musical Theater Summer Camp

MCCSC In-School Programs

After School Edventures

MiniPlay Playwriting Contest

THEATRE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY!

The Bloomington Playwrights Project is looking for 2-3 theatre interns for our summer camps! We have various roles available based on your expertise. We are looking for interns who have experience in any or all of these areas: acting, directing, costuming, makeup, light / sound / set design, improvisation, or vocal coaching.

This internship is unpaid and partial summer internships are available. A full summer internship is May 27 – July 27, but partial summer internships are available for any of the BPP’s four camps: Broadway Kids, DramatiKids, Laugh Factory, and Musical Theater Camp. For descriptions of each camp please see below:

Please send your resume and brief cover letter, including which dates you are available, to Eric Shelley: [email protected]

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