Register Today for Piven Theatre Workshop's Summer Camps

Learn the POWER OF PLAY this summer at Piven Theatre Workshop! Our week-long intensives are perfect for the family looking for flexible summer fun. Morning workshops with Piven’s highly trained instructors teach students our core technique, which focuses on the value of creative and improvisational thinking, the importance of effective communication skills, and the power […]

Cerebral “Cities” at Home at Piven Theatre Workshop

It’s not unusual for intellectual recitations to flow from the bowels of old Evanston buildings. That’s why Piven Theatre Workshop’s current premiere staging of Rebecca Joy Fletcher’s “Cities of Light” fits right in at the Noyes Cultural Center in Northwestern University’s shadow. Make no mistake, this is no “Mary Poppins,” but then again, it doesn’t […]

Is Your Child’s Acting Dream Giving You Stage Fright?

It can be frightening when your child professes a desire for a career you know is risky. I recently found my grade school diary in which I confessed my dream of being an actress – despite my mom’s urging to be more realistic. If your child’s vision is only focused on an Oscar acceptance speech, […]

Kissing on Stage, Feminism, and Other Interests of Playwright Sarah Ruhl

Wilmette native Sarah Ruhl is one of the most accomplished and acclaimed playwrights in contemporary theater. Beginning April 30, Goodman Theatre presents the world premiere of Ruhl’s “Stage Kiss,” which it commissioned, while her adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s classic “Orlando” closes this weekend at Court Theatre. Known for her quirky plays that tackle everything from […]