Get creative from home! During the weeks we can't gather in person, many artists and educators affiliated with People's Light are crafting online experiences. Some of these postings offer formal instruction for groups or individuals, while others are prompts for independent projects you may wish to explore on your own time.
Are you looking for something you don't see posted here? Email email@example.com — we may be able to match your specific interest with a teaching artist in the People's Light family.
Looking for our regular theatre classes, including digital Spring Theatre School? Visit this page.
Sensory Space Project's YouTube channel features dance/movement exercises, sensory-friendly art-making and therapeutic movement for relaxation.
Recommended for ages 2-10
Daniella Brown is a regular teaching artist at People's Light.
"I’m offering digital, private voice lessons via Zoom. I’m keenly aware of the financial restraints placed upon most of us during this time and am working with reasonable and negotiable rates in order to afford a creative & connected quarantine experience for all."
Ages 6+ (adults included!)
Catherine Purcell was last seen at People's Light as a swing for Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto.
Revolution Shakespeare is running a digital adaptation challenge! Every Monday, they'll pick one of Shakespeare's plays and post quotes and questions related to that play to motivate and inspire you to create an original work of art - in any medium! Creativity is encouraged! Over the weekend, they will share all submissions to showcase a varied mosaic of adaptations centered around that week's prompt on their social media channels.
Open to all ages, though some of Shakespeare's plays may include mature themes and language. Use your judgement when engaging young folks!
Our friends at Philadelphia Young Playwrights have assembled at-home activities and resources to enhance literacy skills for families and students. New activities are posted every 2 weeks and are grouped by age for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.
Since 1987, Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP) has partnered with educators to bring the transformative power of playwriting into classrooms and community settings across Greater Philadelphia. Placing students at the center of their learning, PYP's intensive writing residencies advance writing-based literacy skills while developing critical 21st century skills like creativity, communication, and collaboration.
This national contest for students in grades 6 through 12 is a campaign of theatre activism on a mission to provide students with the platform to spark conversations about gun violence across the country. The project enables teens to express themselves through storytelling, foster open dialogue in their communities, take on leadership roles, and inspire creative action.
Submission deadline is June 20.