Adapting: Theatre for Young Audiences with Skyler Sullivan
This event takes place on the following dates
2/21/2023 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
2/28/2023 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
3/7/2023 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
3/14/2023 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
3/21/2023 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Class Description:
Have you always wanted to adapt or write scripts for young audiences? Here’s your chance to
hone your current skills, or learn some new ones. Open to all levels, we will explore translating
our ideas to the stage geared towards younger folks. We will work towards your finished outline,
and at least one written scene.

Tuesdays 5pm - 6:30pm EST

Student Preparation Required:
Come in with a children's story or two that you are curious about adapting for the stage.

Teaching Artist BIo
Skyler, originally from Hartford CT, started off studying music and theatre at Emerson College where he
earned his B.F.A. After meeting mime, Tony Montanaro, his path changed to physical theatre. His love of
storytelling and circus landed him in San Francisco where he worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe,
and trained at the SF Circus Center. He has worked with such companies as: Bread and Puppet, Sesame
Street, Healthy Humor, and The American Mime Theatre. Skyler has been adapting and directing for
young audiences for 15 years, and holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. He is currently the
Director of Arts Education and Outreach at Diversionary Theatre, and currently teaches at Grossmont

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Full Price



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PlayPenn is always working to secure amazing artists to teach our classes and our teachers often go out of their way to fit teaching with us into their busy schedules. Our class sizes are limited to support individual attention, and as such, we are not able to offer refunds if you are unable to attend. So, before you register and pay, make sure you’ve cleared space on your calendar so that you can guarantee your opportunity to work with our master artists! In very extreme circumstances, we may need to cancel a class for reasons beyond our control and will offer full refunds.

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A Note From Our Education Department:


Sharing your play with the world is an incredible rush—but it’s also unarguably terrifying. After an often isolating writing process, your work is exposed for everyone to see. We know just how vulnerable writers are in these moments, and we’re passionate about helping to navigate them.


Here at PlayPenn, we offer our students supportive opportunities to test out new work and hone their craft, providing them with a sense of camaraderie at all stages of their writing careers. Our PlayPenn classes encourage writers to bounce ideas off of one another, commiserate about industry challenges, and be inspired by the world-class writers and industry experts leading each course. We apply this same ethos to The Foundry, our intensive writers group for emerging Philadelphia playwrights; and to our public readings of our students’ works in progress throughout the year.


By taking a PlayPenn class, you become part of a welcoming community of experienced playwrights, avid playgoers, recent grads, and everyone in between. Please join us!