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Bucks County Playhouse Institute virtual conference enrollment open


Playhouse Institute, an educational arm of the nonprofit Bucks County Playhouse, will host its annual conference virtually 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14.

Playhouse Institute conferences, launched in 2018 as in-person events, have expanded participation opportunities by moving the forum online, welcoming educators from around the globe to join in the event.

Tuition for the fall conference, “A Show from Scratch: Creating Mind-blowing Original Theater with Young People,” is $300. The Playhouse Institute is designed to offer training for constituencies ranging from professional educators to members of the corporate community by utilizing theater and communication skills.

Details on the programs are available at or by calling the education department at 215-862-2121. Limited space is still available.

Taught by award-winning professional theater artists, Playhouse Institute Conferences for Educators offer a variety of virtual workshops, master classes, and panel discussions. Playhouse Institute Conferences are designed to inspire educators of middle school, high school and college theater with innovative teaching methods, production skills and an opportunity to connect with peers and Playhouse artists, with your registration is a ticket to a season performance at the historic Bucks County Playhouse.

As part of the year-long in-school residency program Bounce, with the Morrisville School District, Bucks County Playhouse announced that three of the school’s teachers will be receiving a scholarship to attend the conference.

Playhouse Institute is an ACT 48 approved provider. Twelve hours of professional development credit can be earned by attending.

The faciltators are Will Dennis, founder of UnScripted Productions, an improv studio offering classes, events, specialized workshops and more; Kate Brennanis, an artist, educator and creator whose works include the Brennan & White collaborations “ALiEN8,” “Clean Slate,” and “Illuminate”: and David Lee White, a New Jersey-based playwright, performer and educator who has worked with Passage Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Vivid Stage, PlayPenn, the Bucks County Playhouse and many other institutions in the NJ/NY/PA area.

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