The Grist - May 2021

May 7, 2021

Phillips' Mill brings community-driven theater to Bucks County, hosts workshops for youth and supports the aspirations of emerging playwrights. Look for programs in the coming months from the Drama Committee, starting with the June 12th reading of the winning plays from the 3rd Annual Emerging Playwright Competition.


Drama Sets the Stage!

3rd Annual Phillips’ Mill Emerging Playwright Competition Reading of Six Short Plays

June 12, 2021, at 7 p.m.

Get ready for an evening of brilliant entertainment as the Drama Committee presents readings of the winning plays from the 2021 Emerging Playwright Competition. Six short plays will be read during this free, virtual event, which will also include a talkback with the playwrights and moderator. Meet three of the winning playwrights during the May 23rd ArtTalk.  Details below.

Phillips' Mill Drama needs your support to continue to bring this excellent programming to our community. Click here to make a donation.

Youth Programs
Youth Summer Drama Workshop & Performance

Monologue Writing & Performance Workshop

August 9-13, 2021, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Under the direction of Fran Young, children aged 10 to 13 will be guided in a series of improvisation exercises and discussions to inspire their creativity and expression. The children will create their own works and then stage and perform them. Cost $50.

Member News

New Website Launched!

We are thrilled to announce that the Phillips’ Mill website got a serious makeover, just in time to promote our signature summer and fall events and exhibitions.

New Phillips' Mill Website


Writing for Theater

Sunday, May 23, 2021, 5 to 7 p.m.

Winning playwrights of the 3rd Annual Juried Emerging Playwright Competition will share their thoughts on writing for the theater. Tune in as they discuss their techniques, passions, frustrations and more.

Registration required by 4pm, May 23 to receive a link.

Register Here


The Artist’s Inspiration with Francisco Silva

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 5 to 6 p.m.

Francisco Silva shares his inspiration for the 92nd Juried Art Show Signature Image.

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Visual Arts
Francisco Silva, "Winter Shadows"

The 2021 Signature Image Revealed

Each year, the Art Committee selects one image of the Mill to be used to promote its prestigious juried art show. This year, that Signature Image is “Winter Shadows” by Frenchtown painter Francisco Silva. We congratulate Francisco on his achievement and look forward to featuring his beautiful work on our promotional pieces for the 2021 Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Show.

On The Blog

How to Photograph Your Artwork

It’s important to present your artwork in the best light, whether you are making prints of your paintings or posting images of them online. In this blog, we share some helpful resources.

John Stritzinger, "Shelter From The Covid"

A True Gift

2021 Members’ Photo Exhibit

The talented volunteers and photographers who work so hard every year to produce our annual juried photo exhibit were given the opportunity to submit their work. Given the level of talent Phillips’ Mill Photo attracts, it is not surprising that this show is a true gift to all who experience it. All works are for sale.

Youth Programs
Julia Zang, "A Seat at the Table"

2021 Youth Art Exhibition Winners

The award-winning works have been posted on our website. Enjoy!

View Winners' Art

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Illustration of the Phillips' Mill -Artist: Kathie Jankauskus