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Our rehearsal rooms and professional teaching artists provide a supportive environment where we build curiosity and community! New projects, collaborators, and viewpoints bring inspiration and energy into each week.

“So, what play are you doing in class?”

It’s not quite that simple! The majority of our classes incorporate multiple tools for creating theatre; they always include performance skills, but may also expand into student playwriting, directing and devising, movement stories, or other ways to create and communicate. Rather than only training actors who memorize and follow a director’s instruction, we seek to inspire whole-body theatre-makers who are empowered to practice many aspects of expressing themselves and sharing stories with others.

Our regular classes are grouped by age, and include a variety of exercises and projects to develop story-building, character work, improvisation, voice, movement, focus, and ensemble. Different methods inspire different artists, and we invite students to use many approaches within each class to stretch and discover new skills. However, sometimes we also offer special topics with more specific expectations – see Fall 2022’s Monologue Lab for students ages 12-18!

Not sure if a class is the right fit? We’re always happy to discuss your interests and answer questions. Email ArtsDiscovery@peopleslight.org or call 610-647-1900 x 187.

All registration closes one week prior to the start of the session. 

Fall Session 2022

Adult Acting Class: Dates TBA

We anticipate offering an adult acting class coming soon. Watch this space for an announcement regarding session dates and times. Please email ArtsDiscovery@peopleslight.org to contact the Education Department about offerings for adults.

Ages 5-7

2-3:30pm
5 weeks: October 1-October 29
$175 through Sept 5 (Labor Day)
$200 through Sept 25 (registration deadline)

New timeslot after lunch! This class for our youngest students is a slightly shorter 5-week session, running from October 1-October 29.

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Ages 8-10

9am-11am
8 weeks: October 1-November 19
$275 through Sept 5 (Labor Day)
$300 through Sept 25 (registration deadline)

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Ages 11-13

9:15-11:15am
8 weeks: October 1-November 19
$275 through Sept 5 (Labor Day)
$300 through Sept 25 (registration deadline)

This class will include improvisation and exploration of original work and characters. It is designed to empower both beginning and experienced students to trust their own creative impulses within the collaborative process of theatre, and to embrace the artistic spontaneity of “living in the moment”. Students who prefer to prepare and rehearse from scripts may be interested in Fall’s Monologue Lab (ages 12-18)

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Monologue Lab: Ages 12-18

11:45am-1:15pm
8 weeks: October 1-November 19
$275 through Sept 5 (Labor Day)
$300 through Sept 25 (registration deadline)

This session is best suited for students who are willing and motivated to memorize a 1-2 minute piece of text to be workshopped in class as a solo performance piece. Students will experiment with a variety of techniques to find personal connection, investment, and honesty in a monologue, and learn tools to use for future script-based projects. Enrollment limited to 10 students.

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Ages 14-18

11:30am-1:30pm
8 weeks: October 1-November 19
$275 through Sept 5 (Labor Day)
$300 through Sept 25 (registration deadline)

This class will include improvisation and exploration of original work and characters. It is designed to empower both beginning and experienced students to trust their own creative impulses within the collaborative process of theatre, and to embrace the artistic spontaneity of “living in the moment”. Students who prefer to prepare and rehearse from scripts may be interested in Fall’s Monologue Lab (ages 12-18).

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Health & Safety

People’s Light’s current health and safety protocols for Theatre School include:

  • Masks are currently required in common indoor spaces at People’s Light, including lobbies, hallways, and restrooms. 
  • Once students are inside their classroom, masks are currently optional.
  • Students may bring water bottles to class, but no other food or drink is permitted opened in class.
  • Staff and student participants are asked to self-screen for COVID symptoms prior to attending
  • Our safety protocols and others are reviewed regularly as guidelines and local data continue to change.
Questions?

Please email us at ArtsDiscovery@peopleslight.org, or call 610.647.1900 ext. 137.

To see our refund policy, CLICK HERE.