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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.


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.)