What is Saltworks?
Saltworks is a non-profit, professional arts company which addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children, youth, and families through the creation and performance of contemporary dramatic works.
What we’ve been up to…
We are in the process of workshopping a new show for middle and high school audiences called When Panic Attacks, written by Tom Long and directed by Kurt Stridinger. The show addresses the issues of anxiety, negative body image, and an unhealthy preoccupation with social media through the lives of four students and how they reached out for help.
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During the pandemic, we partnered with The Social Voice Project to create three radio plays, A Very Covid Christmas, CyranA (a gender bent reimagination of the classic play “Cyrano de Bergerac”), and Imagination Playtime (three classic children’s tales perfect for young audiences).
You can find the links to listen below!
Listen to A Very Covid Christmas
Listen to CyranA
Listen to Imagination Playtime
Believing that students can be positively changed through the power of live theater.
For more information, please call Norma at 412-621-6150 ext 201 or e-mail at [email protected]
Young Actors Studio
An opportunity for our young actors to stretch their performance skills to new levels.
Closed Until Further Notice
Our school assemblies are performed by professional actors and run 45-50 minutes in length.
“The actors kept in communication through the chat with the students and teachers that had logged on to the show. They definitely tried to have the kids engaged by raising hands and entering things in the chat box. Many of them were participating that way which was fun. The masks with clear mouths were good too, so you could see their lips and understand them better when they had them on. We have always enjoyed the shows from your group in the past and were glad that you were able to offer a virtual opportunity this year. You have done a positive job of moving into the world of Zoom.
Principal, Wylandville Elementary School
“The presentation was very appropriate for the current times and I believe it will have an impact on students. The Saltworks group is very good at delivering messages that are relevant, timely, and necessary for young people to hear over and over again.”
Principal, Burgettstown Junior Senior High School