Palefsky Collision Project


For three weeks each summer, the Alliance Theatre assembles a diverse group of teenagers to "collide" with a source text under the guidance of a professional playwright and director.  

For the first two weeks of this dynamic project, ensemble members unpack the source text, engage in an intensive series of theater workshops with guest artists, converse with subject matter experts, and express their unique reflections upon these experiences through daily creative writing exercises.  These reflections are then woven together to create a new piece of theater inspired by the source text, but perceived through the ensemble's utterly unique and contemporary prism.  The third and final week of the program includes a rigorous rehearsal process that culminates with final performances at the Alliance Theatre.

For over 20 years, the Palefsky Collision Project has empowered teens to create theater, for and about themselves, as collaborative, creative, and confident young artists.

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Palefsky Collision Project Summer 2024

The 23rd annual Palefsky Collision Project will convene at the Alliance Theatre July 8 - July 27, 2024. Please return to this webpage for additional announcements regarding the program as plans are confirmed.

Program Dates 
  • Week 1: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12
  • Week 2: Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18 (Friday Off)
  • Week 3: Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26
  • Performances: Friday, July 26 at 7 PM, Saturday, July 27 at 2:30 PM
How to Apply

Rising 11th grade, 12th grade, and post-secondary students are invited to apply by Friday, April 12, 2024 by completing the steps outlined below.  All applicants will be notified of their application results in May 2024.  Our team wholly supports the development of emerging young artists, and we can't wait to learn more about your unique talents, interests, and voice!

  1. Sign up for a Virtual Interview (held on select dates in February, March, and April 2024)
  2. Complete the Online Application (at least 3 days prior to your Interview date) 


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This experience is free to all participants through generous support from Howard and Victoria Palefsky


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