Historic Playhouse in the Poconos

Cultural Programs at Shawnee

The Playwright Series


The artistic arm of The Shawnee Institute was formed in December of 1999 as a 501-C3 organization. Our mission statement is to provide diverse, quality artistic programs to the residents of the historic village of Shawnee; its neighbors and visitors. As a not for profit organization, the Institute has flourished in its endeavors creating the following original programs here at Shawnee.

Every year the Shawnee Playhouse presents its Original Playwright Series where any new playwright is encouraged to submit his/her original works! If you have a play that you would like to have read onstage, please visit the playhouse site for more information

Jul 25, 2018 - Aug 8, 2018
-Shawnee Original Playwright Series Hear the finalists read aloud and join in the decision making! Vote for the original plays you would like to see on stage in 2019.


Friday Night Shorts
Aug 17, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

Past winners from 2017 Original Playwright Series. Don't miss it.

No Laughing Matter
Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018

By Playwright Jeff Dunne, winner of our 2017 Shawnee Original Playwright Series (SOPS)
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Community Concert Series


Shawnee Community Concert Series is held on Tuesday nights at 7pm, year around, (rain or shine) at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. The performances will run for approximately one hour and will take place at The River Sanctuary (pavilion) or in the lobby of the Inn (depending on season and weather).  There is no admission fee but donations for the performers will be collected prior to intermission. 

For a full list of events at The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Enjoy the music of locals at the Shawnee Inn. Interested in playing for the Community Concert Series, please send demo link to mmclosky@shawneeinstitute.org.