Community Partnership Opportunities With The Piven Theatre WorkshopDocument Transcript
Community Partnership Opportunities What is the Piven Theatre Workshop?The Piven Theatre Workshop is an award winning 35-year-old theatre and theatretraining organization that develops and produces theatre and preserves a process ofcreative exploration that celebrates each individual’s unique voice through an ensemble-based, community-oriented approach to theatre training and performance.This mission is pursued through the three branches of the organization: • The training center for children and adults, annually serving 1,000 students with mentorship opportunities for emerging theatre artists and educators • The extensive scholarship and community outreach programs • The professional Equity theatre committed to new works and literary adaptationsFounders, Byrne and Joyce Piven, both received lifetime achievement awards from theChicago Improv Festival. Byrne Piven passed away in 2002 and the Piven TheatreWorkshop now continues under the leadership of Co-Founder and Artistic DirectorEmeritus Joyce Piven and Artistic Director Jennifer Green. In 2002, the City of Evanstondesignated Noyes Street with the honorary name of Byrne Piven Place. Illustrious alumniincludes Jeremy Piven, John and Joan Cusack, Sarah Ruhl, Aidan Quinn, Lili Taylor,Jeff Garlin, Jessica Thebus, and Polly Noonan among many others.
Piven Theatre: A community leader • Trains 1,000 students from age 9 to adult • Teaches students greater confidence in value of their unique presence • Emphasizes creativity in developing actors, its shows, and its productions • Committed to extensive scholarship and community outreach • Offers low-cost training to economically disadvantaged students • $30,000 of need-based scholarships available annually • Provides classes for adults with disabilitiesWhy join with Piven in community partnership? • Support for the arts • Support for children’s education and creative processes • Piven reaches 3500+ throughout Evanston & the North Shore • Join a leading partner in DOWNTOWN EVANSTON • Produces 3-4 major shows per year with celebrated actors and directors • Reaches 2500+ audience members per year through its productions • Piven’s celebrated achievements, actors, directors, and theatre professionals have garnered multiple awards and numerous accolades Join with us • Cross-marketing potential • Promotional potential • Email blasts • In-kind support • Hosting opportunities • Sponsorships • Program book advertisement David Chack, Development Associate Adam Miller, Development Internship email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 502.387.6789 312.354.0081