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Book Club (But for Plays!)


Grade 11 -  Adults of all ages (ONLINE)

Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm

(4 weeks) 4/26-5/17 

Teaching Artist: Maddie Rostami

Tuition $80


Do you love book clubs? Do you love plays? Whether you’re a seasoned script-reader or a theatre-lover who’s never looked at a script, Book Club (But for Plays!) is the perfect chance to jump headfirst into the world of reading plays. We’ll begin by reading some excerpts from a range of stories, learning how to read in this new format. Then for each week, attendees will read a new play and come to the table ready to dive into the imagery, themes, and characters threaded through the script. We’ll also celebrate the writers themselves, exploring how contemporary playwrights of color are shaping the theatre landscape with inventive and imaginative new stories. (Recommended for high schoolers in 11th grade as well as adults of all ages. Younger high schoolers are welcome to reach out directly if they're interested in joining. )


Maddie Rostami


Maddie (she/they) is a Brooklyn-based teaching artist, producer, and dramaturg. Maddie first joined the PVTC community as an intern in 2011 and has returned every summer since as an intern, director, and staff member. In addition to her work with PVTC, Maddie is a line producer for Cal Shakes where she spearheads the Shahrazad Squad, a community-building project for SWANASA women and non-binary artists. Maddie is a volunteer for arts programs that serve participants with disabilities, including COLAB in New York and ABLE in Chicago, where they also serve as a member of the EDI committee. They also read scripts for new play development programs across the country. Maddie’s favorite dramaturgy credits include eye c u (Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago) and the world premiere of Ever in the Glades (Kennedy Center, Washington DC). Maddie holds a degree in Theatre and Cognitive Science from Northwestern University, and she is a proud alum of the Berkeley Rep fellowship program.



Refund Policies 

1) TUITION: For our four-week, three-week, and two-week long camps, you have the option of processing your camp tuition in full, or by installments. Final payments are due at the start of the camp session. A first payment of $250 is required at the time of registration. For classes payment is due at the time of registration. Students who have not paid by the first class will not be admitted into the classroom. Tuition can be processed by credit card, check, or cash.


$25 is non-refundable for after school class tuition. There are no refunds after the first day of class. Please see summer camp pages for detailed information about our summer 2021 camp refund policy.

3) LATE REGISTRATION: If you would like to register after the first day of a class, you may do so up until the second class meeting. After the second class meeting, we may not be able add additional students as the script has already been developed, casting has taken place, etc. We do not pro-rate classes that are added late.

4) TRIAL CLASS: We understand that some of our younger artists may be hesitant about trying a theatre class. If you have a young student and wish to test a class, please feel free to call the theatre office at (650) 530-2428 to make arrangements for a trial class before formally registering online.

​5) SCHOLARSHIPS: PVTC offers a limited amount of need-based scholarships for our after school classes and camps. Families can apply for a scholarship HERE. Questions? Please email ​​ for more information.

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