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production workshop

to PW!

Production Workshop (PW) is Brown University’s completely student-run theater, established in 1960!

Located in T.F. Green Hall at 7 Young Orchard Avenue, PW maintains two blackbox theaters (known as the Downspace and the Upspace) for use by the Brown Community.

PW produces about 4 mainstage works each year, as well as an annual short play festival, immersive art pieces, and more!

Current Opportunities and Events @ PW

Propose to our Late Fall Slot!

Take up space in the PW Downspace this fall.

Direct a play. Devise a project. Dance a dance. Cause a ruckus.

7 weeks in a big black box. 750 dollars.

Pitch it: we'll listen.

There is ONE slot available:

❈ Late Fall Slot: October 16th-December 3rd

If you are interested in proposing, please email Josie ( to get a board buddy who can guide you through the proposal process! A board buddy is mandatory for each proposal. 

We invite any and all people, with any and all ideas to apply. Even if you've never done theater before, this is your chance to create an amazing piece of art for the Brown community to see!

Scripts (if applicable) due Wednesday, September 27th at 5pm.

Proposals due Friday, September 29th at 5pm.

CLICK HERE to view our full guide to proposing to PW.

The board will also hold interviews with proposees following the written proposal deadline. The interview will be about 15 minutes long, but at the beginning you will have 5 minutes to "pitch" your project. This is an opportunity for you to share your vision with us, show us why you are excited, and get us excited too!! It is also an opportunity to add anything that you might not have been able to touch on in the proposal. Feel free to bring in other materials if you feel that they will help your proposal.

Join the Production Team of Fairview!


PW is currently seeking members for the production team of our first mainstage show of the 2023-2024 school year, FAIRVIEW, directed by Navaiya Williams ’25! 


Fairview revolves around the upper-middle class, Black American Frasier family, who is gearing up for Grandma’s birthday. Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect— but the silverware’s wrong, the radio’s on the fritz, Jasmine is drinking, Dayton isn’t helping, Keisha is being a teenager, and Tyrone might not show up at all! Fairview is a sitcom-style drama that explores what it feels like to be living under surveillance and examines who gets to control the narrative of their own lives.



+ Tech & Build Crew Members

+ Assistant Designers

Performances are set to take place Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd, with a total of 4 shows. 


Experience is welcome but in no way necessary. If you are interested in any of the above positions or have any questions, please reach out via email to or PW at

Get Ready for 3c2c 2023!


3c2c is back and better than ever for 2023 !!!!!


What IS 3c2c, hmm??? Historically, it's a short play festival produced by PW. The works in this festival can be about ANYTHING – in past years we've had plays about zombie mobs, dogs who go to space, magical shops in the woods, and more. 


The works, however, MUST be produced with three chairs and two cubes (hence, 3c2c) as their main set elements.


And that’s all still true. 


BUT !!! (But.) This year, there is…a TWIST. 


This year’s 3c2c festival will be composed of DEVISED THEATRE !! (What’s that? Learn more!


The theme? 3c2c: Chopped. 


Full deets are here.

Apply to the Fall 2023 Upspace Lottery


Interested in using TF Green's smaller black box theater, the Upspace, for a project this semester? Apply to the PW Upspace Lottery to book time in the space! Run via a first come, first serve application process. Learn more here!

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