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For Teens (Grades 9-12)

Subscription Teen Engagement Program (S.T.E.P.)

Artists in this age group crave greater independence, and our teen classes give them the opportunity to take on more challenging material. Building on the skills developed on our Youth core classes, teens connect with members of the resident acting company to refine their acting skills. We also offer a teen subscription to our productions though our Subscription Teen Engagement Program. If you’re a teen artist looking for your tribe, check out our S.T.E.P. program.

Teen Summerstage and Aspiring Designers 2012. Photos courtesy Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Mike Hahn.Teen Summerstage and Aspiring Designers 2012. Photos courtesy Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Mike Hahn.


WINTER Theatre School
January 9 - February 27, 2016

Join us for a semester of Shakespearian shenanigans! We're drawing our inspiration from the best of the Bard to help students build powerful stage presence, a commanding voice, and memorable characters.

Grades 9-12 Master Manipulators | 11:15am-1:15pm - $250.00

SPRING Theatre School
April 2 - May 21, 2016

**All Theatre School classes will be held on Saturdays between 8am and 3pm. Exact times will be determined soon for Winter & Spring.**

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WINTER Audition Workshop
Tuesday, January 19th | 5pm - 7pm | $125

From headshots, to audition material, to how to enter a room - this exciting workshop for grades 6-12 will take the mystery out of the audition process. Participants will work with People's Light Casting Director Andrew Kane on how to make the best first impression in an audition whether it's for the high school musical, college or professional theatre. Register by January 12th.


An open mic spotlight series at People’s Light
The fourth Friday of every month from 6pm-9pm

Picture a myriad of excited teens arriving at People’s light with lyrics, poetry, scripts, artwork, opens minds, and passion. They look forward to hugging their friends, whom they have not seen in a couple weeks, and meeting new smiling faces. Imagine the positive energy created by a rush of teens who want to spend their Friday night sharing a project or piece that they care deeply about.
-Lucy Sumner, Teen

From 6pm-8pm on every fourth Friday of the month, People’s Light will open up its rehearsal space as an open mic performance café for teens. This space will be a Bully-free and an LGBTQ safe space where teens can share their art.

Teens can sign up to perform or present their art in advance or at the door. A People’s Light MC will host the event and lead short form improvisation games during the evening.

Fourth Fridays will provide the opportunity for teens in our community to:
• Share their creative work in a supportive environment
• Receive constructive feedback on their work from their peers and professional artists
• Socialize in an inclusive, safe space that celebrates creativity

Fridays 6pm-8pm
August 28, 2015
September 25, 2015
October 23, 2015
November 27, 2015 (day after Thanksgiving)
January 22, 2016
February 26, 2016
March 25, 2016
April 22, 2016
May 27, 2016

All Fourth Friday events are free! Sign up in advance by emailing to guarantee a performance slot, or show up at the door.


Teens attend a two-hour workshop before each performance. In the workshops, teens explore the play with guest artists involved in the production. The workshop is followed by dinner and conversation with the guest artists on site at the Farmhouse Bistro before attending the performance.

This year’s classes & performances are for:

All My Sons (Sunday, October 4th) 4PM
Auctioning the Ainsleys (Sunday, October 25th) 4 PM
The Three Musketeers: The Later Years (Sunday, December 20th) 4 PM
Sense (Sunday, March 6th) 4 PM
Richard III (Sunday, April 10th) 4 PM
A Single Shard (Sunday, May 15th) 4 PM
The Harassment of Iris Malloy (Sunday, June 26th) 4 PM
Ring of Fire (Sunday, June 31st) 4 PM

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Most summer theatre programs focus on producing work that’s already written, and all too often there are a few big roles and a lot of small ones. Our distinctive feature is that we build our plays from the ground-up so EVERYONE has a chance to shine! It’s definitely more challenging, but we believe it’s the most valuable and exciting way to make theatre. People’s Light wants to make sure EVERY child has a meaningful and memorable experience with us.

Content areas for all programs include: improvisation, vocal strengthening, expressive movement, sound/music, playwriting, design, and professional theatre practice. We hope you’ll join is for an amazing experience!