The Theatre Mine
Summer Youth Playwrights Project


The Theatre Mine Summer Youth Playwrights Project brings professional playwrights from around the Four Corners region and the United States into Silverton to work with 8 to 10 Silverton youths wishing to explore and investigate the practices and ways of writing for the stage.

The 2018 Summer Youth Playwrights Project will be coordinated by Lauren Berkman, who will also direct the performances of the plays on Saturday, June 9th for Silverton families and community members.

Lauren Berkman

Lauren Berkman is an actor, singer, and teaching artist based in Brooklyn. NY. She has performed and taught throughout the U.S. and internationally, from Argentina to Switzerland. After receiving a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Boston Conservatory, she studied theatre at L'école de Comédie Musicale in Paris, France. She spent five years working with non-profit theatre companies Broadway Au Carré and American Musical Theatre LIVE! bringing the art of American Musical Theatre to France. Lauren has music directed various shows including Seussical Jr., Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Pinocchio Show, and Bugsy Malone Jr. Some of her favorite performance credits include The Robber Bridegroom, Rock of Ages, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Next Thing You Know, and Ordinary Days.