Our work with the New Voices Ensemble began in 1990, with students primarily from the city of Chester. Currently under the direction of Resident Teaching Artist and New Voices alum Nadira Beard, the program serves students ages 5-18. New Voices students receive scholarships for the Theatre’s full range of classes for youth, and transportation to and from those activities.
Many of these students participate year after year, and New Voices Ensemble members in grades 6-12 also enjoy group trips to People’s Light plays, and an intensive, year-long training and rehearsal process. They share their work annually with audiences in the city of Chester and on stage at People’s Light.