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Our Artists-in-Residence program provides in-depth, experiential, theatre-based projects for students and educators. Professional teaching artists collaborate with school faculty to lead the residencies, and tailor the workshops to meet the needs of each particular group. Many residencies serve learners with physical and intellectual disabilities who have typically been left out of art-based learning opportunities. Others help students prepare to see productions at People’s Light, enhancing their experience in the theatre and the classroom. Teacher training workshops explore effective ways for educators to use theatre as a learning tool.

Residencies for the 2016-17 season include:

  • General Wayne Elementary School in Malvern, PA; students served include those with Autism Spectrum Disorders; this residency partners students with disabilities in grades K-5 with siblings/peers who have ongoing connections to their lives beyond school;
  • The Pathway School in Norristown, PA; students served include those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, complex learning disabilities, neurological impairment, and various neuropsychiatric disorders;
  • The Chester Counter Intermediate Unit Center for Child and Career Development in Coatesville, PA; students served include those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, speech-language disorders, developmental disabilities, learning differences and social-emotional or behavioral difficulties.
  • If you are interested in experiencing a People’s Light Artist-in-Residence at your school or organization, we would be happy to work with you to create an unforgettable experience. Contact us at or 610.647.1900 x137. Download our inquiry form HERE.