Piven Theatre Workshop

The Piven Theatre Workshop is located in Evanston, Illinois and was founded by Joyce and Byrne Piven.[1][2] For over 30 years, it has existed both as a professional theatre company and a training center for children and adults. Famous alumni to come out of the program include Jeremy Piven, John Cusack, Aimee Garcia, Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack, Aidan Quinn, Laurel Holloman, Lili Taylor, Ann Lippert, Julian Bailey, playwright Sarah Ruhl and Kate Walsh.


  1. ^ Showalter, Thea (April 11, 2019). "Piven Theater continues dialogue of mass incarceration through new play detailing experiences of incarcerated women". The Daily Northwestern. Retrieved June 5, 2020.
  2. ^ Adler, Tony (June 21, 2013). "Veteran theater teacher Joyce Piven talks about her new book". Chicago Reader. Retrieved June 5, 2020.

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