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For Youth (Grades K-8)


Theatre is a vibrant medium for channeling self-expression and creativity. Our core classes focus on developing essential skills in sustaining focus, physical awareness and expression, and imagination while our specialty classes offer opportunities for more intensive exploration in a specific aspect of theatre-making.

Theatre School in action. Photo credit: Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Rick Olmos.Theatre School in action. Photo credit: Wendy Bable, Hannah Daniel, and Rick Olmos.

SUMMERSTAGE 2015 (July – August)

Registration is closed.

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!

LITTLES for Grades 2-3
July 6 – July 18, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cost: $500
**at General Wayne Elementary

Our youngest artists explore improvisation, movement, and sound to create an original story, filled with wonder, imagination, and playful characters. They also create their own scenery, props, and costumes to build a world on stage that is uniquely theirs! This summer we will discover all the lovely and challenging things that happen when you try to make a dragon your pet. Shenanigans are sure to ensue!

YOUTH for Grades 4-8
July 6-July 31, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cost: $950

Young artists explore themes and character relationships in the Newberry Award winning novel A Single Shard as a touchstone for creating a new play inspired by this beautiful story. Students will work with professional artists to develop acting, movement, music, and playwriting to discover how each of these elements combines to tell a powerful story on stage. Youth will also collaborate with our parallel program, Aspiring Designers to create the design and technical elements of their performance.

July 6-July 31, 2015
Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Cost: $950

Aspiring Designers will explore A Single Shard in collaboration with Youth and will experience the exciting journey of seeing their ideas materialize on a professional stage. Participants will work alongside our expert design and technical staff to learn the foundations of scenic, costume, lighting, sound, and properties design and will put those new skills to work creating the world where our Youth program will create their final performance. (Enrollment is limited to 10 participants.)

For a PDF of Frequently Asked Questions about Summerstage, click HERE.

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