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.
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.
Eight Mondays Jan 30-Mar 20
$360.00 through Jan 9
$400.00 through Jan 22 (registration deadline)
Start the new year on the right foot, with a project of your choice! People’s Light company member Marcia Saunders invites class participants to bring script selections that inspire, challenge, or otherwise energize them to get to work. Together the class will explore a variety of techniques and tools that can open and deepen scene work from new angles. No pressure, no performance: just a curious and collaborative work space to test approaches and invest in your own creative process. This class is best suited for actors who already have acting experience to draw from, but is not limited to professionals or to those who have acted recently.
- Register online to claim your spot in the class.
- Please complete this brief introductory questionnaire about your acting experience.
- A member of the education team will be in touch to confirm your place in class.
Five Saturdays Feb 4-March 4
$175.00 through Jan 9
$200.00 through Jan 28 (registration deadline)
We invite our youngest story-builders back to a new brand-new session of creativity and teamwork. No matter the weather, actors can enjoy fantastic landscapes, colorful characters, and grand adventures. Returning Teaching Artist Monet Debose will invite students to use voices, bodies, and imaginations to travel to new places – with no snow boots or mittens required! – and to discover the magic of bringing a story to life.
People’s Light’s current health and safety protocols for Theatre School include:
- Masks are currently optional for students and staff.
- Students may bring water bottles to class, but no other food or drink is permitted 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.