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Calling all youth writers and performers!

Seattle Rep and Penguin Productions are excited to announce their second annual Bonfire Retreat. The Bonfire Retreat is a weekend of new play development, where teen writers develop their plays with an ensemble of youth performers and adult support staff. Throughout the weekend there will be workshops and rehearsals, culminating in a public staged reading of all of the pieces in Seattle Rep’s PONCHO Forum. Bonfire sparks ideas, feeds them to kindling, and then brings in the big logs for a roaring community celebration.

Participation is FREE for all students!

All workshops and performances take place at Seattle Rep (155 Mercer St.)


Saturday February 11 from 1-6 p.m.

1-2:30 p.m.: Intros and Warmups

2:30-4 p.m.: Readthroughs/presentations of the plays

4-4:30 p.m.: Lunch break (lunch provided)

4:30-6 p.m.: Rehearse the plays

Sunday, February 12, from 1-6 p.m.

1-4:30 p.m.: Workshops/Rehearsals

4:30-6 p.m.: Dress/tech rehearsal

6-7 p.m.: Break

7 p.m.: Half Hour performance call

Sunday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. – Staged Reading Showcase 

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Who Can Apply?

Teens ages 13-19 who are writers, actors, or theater-curious. Writers must submit a draft of a short play or an excerpt from a full-length play that they would like to workshop and present during the retreat by February 1, 2023


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