Pirate Ships and Jungles!

This winter, join AWT in our upcoming Mainstage PLAY: Peter and the Starcatcher. With a cast of characters ranging from marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island, unaware of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin. At sea, the boys are discovered by Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates, the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.


Basic tuition to participate in an AWT Mainstage Play is $495. Newbies get a $35 discount. Participants can pay tuition all at once or in three monthly installments.

Is tuition an obstacle for you? Now there are TWO ways to receive tuition relief at AfterWork Theater! Click here to apply for financial assistance or click here to learn more about accruing points through AWT’s new and improved CrewNer program!

Discount types can not be combined. Tuition does NOT cover a print out of your script/score/sheet music or your costume. AWT has a small budget to cover some specific costume needs. From there, we work with participants to piece together costumes sourced from their closets, thrift stores and the good will of the community.  All tuition payments are final and non-refundable for any reason.


Below is the rehearsal and performance schedule for Peter and the Starcatcher. Rehearsals are generally held one night per week and one afternoon per weekend for eight weeks. There are two casts, and both will rehearse together most of the time. After a few weeks, one cast will rehearse on Wednesday nights and one on Thursday nights; both will continue to rehearse on Saturdays. During the second week of rehearsals, you will receive a detailed schedule that specifies exactly what dates and times you will be needed.

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Prior to Launch Day, participants will have the opportunity to list up to two rehearsal conflicts. Once rehearsals begin, participants may miss up to two additional undisclosed rehearsal. After that, it is up to the discretion of the creative team whether or not a participant’s role must be reassigned.

NOTE: the schedule below is subject to change.

Creative Team

Lee Kasper


Minhui Lee

Music Director

Madison Lane

Stage Manager

Lee Kasper (Director) is a New York City-based theater director, actor, performance coach and Theater Teacher at Success Academy Midtown West. Associate directing Broadway/Off-Bway/Regional: You Can’t Take It With You, The Man Who Came To Dinner, Merton of the Movies, The Performers, Harvey, The Other Josh Cohen (Paper Mill Playhouse), All-American (LCT3), and Outside People (Vineyard Theatre). Directing: How We Do! (New Victory LabWorks), Disaster! The Musical (Horace Greeley High School), Grease (Horace Greeley High School), Take Ten 2016/17 (Theater Masters), Urinetown (AWT), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Lee Strasberg Institute), Mock Your World (The Stand), The Laramie Project (AWT), Rent (AWT), Stealing Time, Brooke Astor’s Last Affair. Lee has directed over 40 productions at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, one of the top summer theater programs for kids and teens, including the amateur premieres of Avenue Q! School Edition and Greenwood. Lee is a graduate of Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.



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Registration into the cast of AWT's production of Peter and the Starcatcher is now open!

AfterWork Theater Cancellation Policy for Musicals, Plays, Sing Outs, Bootcamps and Concerts

Any participant who withdraws from an AfterWork Theater Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert (Collectively called a Performance Program) less than 48 hours prior to Launch Day are not entitled to a refund or credit, and are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal. Returning participants who have previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may re-purpose their tuition toward a future Performance Program or AWT You Class no more than one calendar year from Launch Day of the initial program purchased. New participants who have not previously participated in a Performance Program who withdraw more than 48 hours prior to Launch Day may receive a full refund and are not responsible for any future payments on their payment plan.

“Try it out” Cancellation Policy Exception

New to AfterWork Theater? We know signing up for new experiences can be scary. That’s why we are offering New Participants a 100% money back guarantee if they attend Launch Day Orientation and choose to withdraw from the program before the end of orientation. By the end of your orientation, if you decide this experience isn’t for you then you’ve made zero commitments, financial or otherwise. New participant attendees who withdraw after their Launch Day orientation is complete – including later that evening or the following day – are not eligible for a refund of any kind and will not be able to repurpose tuition towards a future program.

PLEASE NOTE: A “New Participant” is defined as someone who has never participated in an AWT Musical, Play, Sing Out, Bootcamp or Concert program. A New Participant seeking to withdraw from the program must do so via email to info@afterworktheater.org prior to the completion of their Launch Day orientation. They may not postpone their refund request until the cast list is published. Once Launch Day orientation is over, they are no longer entitled to a refund for any reason. Participants who withdraw after Launch Day orientation are responsible for the full tuition amount regardless of how many monthly payments have incurred at the time of withdrawal.

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