Pinewood Players Scholarship Program

Pinewood Players Scholarship Program

Welcome back everyone to another great season with the Pinewood Players! This season we will be presenting two plays, a drama camp and associated production and our Reader’s Theatre with “The Cabaret Players” for our theatre going patron’s enjoyment.

When Pinewood Players opened the playhouse, we introduced the Annual Donor Program for capital improvements.  Over the years the playhouse has benefited in many ways from these donations thanks to all of you!

In 2015 we expanded the Annual Donor Program by creating The PWP Scholarship Program to provide for up to two scholarships of $2000 each to be awarded annually to students who are majoring or minoring in performing arts or education with a focus on the arts.  This year the PWP Board has expanded the scholarship to allow qualifying applicants to focus on disciplines other than the arts, given that they have attended at least two Pinewood Players Drama Camps.

Scholarship applicants must have a close connection to Munds Park, have a high grade average and must have demonstrated leadership skills and qualities. The expectation is that a scholarship recipient will complete course work regardless of the higher discipline they choose to pursue.

More information is on our website www.pinewoodplayers.com

Click on the FORMS tab and scroll down to the Scholarship information for 2019

Please consider making a donation to The PWP Scholarship Program. If you wish to support this cause directly, you may designate on your check the portion of your donation to be deposited to the Scholarship Fund and send it in the mail to:

Pinewood Players Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 18484, Munds Park AZ  86017

PWP is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization.  Your donation to this worthwhile program is tax-deductible and you will be receipted by PWP.

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2019 Season Preview

Pinewood Players Announces 2019 Plays

The 2019 season of Theater in the Pines will open in June with “Cahoots” by Rick Johnson. The play is a “dark comedy” filled with witty dialog and farcical overtones. It will be directed by Frank Hess. Frank is a veteran of the Pinewood Playhouse stage and he has directed three previous main stage productions (“Exit the Body” “Wrong Window” and “The Gazebo”). He most recently produced the 2018 Reader’s Theater for Pinewood Players. CLICK HERE to read a synopsis of “Cahoots.”

The second play of the season scheduled for August will be the award winning drama “A Delicate Balance” by Edward Albee. The play premiered in 1966 starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Croyn. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1967. It was made into a movie in 1973 starring Katharine Hepburn, Paul Schofield and Lee Remick. There have been two Broadway revivals of the play, one in 1996 which won the Toni Award for best play revival and the other in 2014 that starred John Lithgow and Glenn Close. Les Maurseth, also a veteran of the Pinewood Playhouse main stage will be returning to direct his second play. Les directed a remarkable production of “Aspirin & Elephants” earlier this season and we are looking forward to enjoying his work again. CLICK HERE to read a brief synopsis of “A Delicate Balance.”

Preliminary 2019 Schedule (subject to change)
“Cahoots”                              June 14, 15, 16 and June 21, 22, 23
First General Meeting        June 22 (10:00 am)
Drama Camp                        TBD
Reader’s Theater                 July 25, 26
“A Delicate Balance”          August 2, 3, 4 and August 9, 10, 11
Second General Meeting   August 17 (10:00 am)
Auditions for 2020 Plays  August 23,24
Wrap Party                           August 29

Tickets for 2019 plays will go on sale in March 2019.  Visit our website at www.pinewoodplayers.com for updates.