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For Youth (Grades K-8)

Theatre School
Summer Blast 2016

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.


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. Classes meet on Saturdays from January 9th - February 27th.

Grades K-1 | Heroes & Hijinks | 10:45am-11:30am | $150.00 CLOSED
Grades 2-3 | Magical Creatures | 9am-10:30am | $225.00 CLOSED
Grades 4-5 | Supernatural Visitors | 11:45am-1:45am | $250.00 CLOSED
Grades 6-8 | Comedic Courtships | 9am-11am | $250.00 CLOSED

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.

SPRING Theatre School
April 2 - May 21, 2016

This spring, our classes will be inspired by our production of Linda Sue Park’s A Single Shard, a moving story of a young orphan boy’s journey to become a master potter. We’ll infuse this story’s themes of perserverance and courage into our theatre-making to create powerful new stories. Classes meet on Saturdays from April 2nd - May 21st.

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Grades K-1 | Imagining & Making | 10:45am-11:30am | $150.00
Grades 2-3 | Inventing Allegories | 9am-10:30am | $225.00
Grades 4-5 | Adapting & Improving | 11:45am-1:45am | $250.00
Grades 6-8 | Overcoming Obstacles | 9am-11am | $250.00

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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.

Key learning components in all programs include active listening/responding, physical/vocal expressiveness, critical thinking, creative problem solving, cooperation, and offering/receiving/incorporating feedback.

LITTLES (ages 7-9)
June 19-July 1
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Cost: $500


Have you ever wondered what happens to things that are lost? Do they just wait to be found? Do they have fabulous adventures? Do they ever find their way home? Explore the endless possibilities through music, movement, and improvisation and create a new play you’ll perform for family and friends. (Inspired by The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.)

YOUTH (ages 10-13)
July 5-29
Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
Cost: $950


Imagine that you’ve been asked to paint a picture of your mind. How would you express the millions of thoughts and feelings that pass through your brain? Artists in this program will stretch their imaginations to the farthest reaches of the internal and external universe to create a story full of misunderstandings, mystery, and compassion. (Inspired by The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.)