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CANCELLED: SummerBLAST 2020

Our 2020 SummerBLAST program is cancelled, though our Education team will explore alternative youth projects and opportunities to be announced later this spring. During the coming week, we will reach out to families who were already enrolled to discuss their options. Meanwhile, if you have interest or questions about theatre classes during People's Light's closure, email us at artsdiscovery@peopleslight.org.

 


 

Everyone shines at People's Light SummerBLAST. We explore the entire process of making theatre, not just the final performance, to build the skills every artist needs. Students ages 7-18 work closely with industry professionals in single or multi-week sessions to investigate the world around them, experiment with new ideas, and discover their own stories. 

General Information

  • All SummerBLAST classes meet Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm
  • Before & After Care is available from 8-9am and 3-5:30pm at additional cost.
  • View our Registration & Refund policy. Registrations made within 2 weeks of a session's start date can only be processed as space allows. 

If you have additional questions, please contact us at artsdiscovery@peopleslight.org or 610.647.1900 x137.

Our signature multi-week sessions, PLUS new one-week offerings!

Littles, Youth, and Teen sessions meet for two, three, or four weeks, respectively. If you're interested in a single-week session, or would like to complement one of our signature programs with an additional week of SummerBLAST, check out our Littles Sampler, Warming Up, or Designers Lab. 

Littles (Ages 7-9)

2 Weeks: June 29-July 10

Voice, body, and imagination. Our littlest theatre-makers work as an ensemble to combine characters and stories of their own invention into an utterly original performance. Sharing for friends and family at 5pm on Friday, July 10. 

Early Registration (before March 15): $525
Regular Registration (before May 15): $575

Littles Sampler (Ages 7-9)

1 week: June 22-26

This session will feature some of our favorite theatre activities, with an emphasis on expressive movement, imagination, and working together. There will be no formal sharing, but loved ones are welcome to join the last half hour of the final session at 2:30pm on Friday, June 26.

Early Registration (before March 15): $250
Regular Registration (before May 15): $275

Youth (Ages 10-13)

3 Weeks: July 13–31

Storytelling and ensemble work. As we build on themes that inspire us to create an original story, our 10 to 13-year-olds develop not only as as actors, but as artists who choose what story to tell, why it matters, and how to bring their own inspiration to every performance. Sharing for friends and family at 5pm on Friday, July 31. 

Early Registration (before March 15): $775
Regular Registration (before May 15): $850

Warming Up (Ages 11-16)

1 week: July 6-July 10

Explore the raw materials every performer needs: a strong voice, nimble movement, keen focus, and the bravery to stretch beyond your comfort zone. This session is all about trying new things every dayno rehearsals or performanceand can be added in combination with another session or registered as a stand-alone. 

Early Registration (before March 15): $250
Regular Registration (before May 15): $275

Designers Lab (Ages 12-18)

1 week: July 6-July 10

Each day, students will concentrate on a new design challenge for different areas of theatre production: scenic, costume, sound, and lighting. This is NOT a build crew: students will conceptualize their own design to discover how production artists contribute to powerful storytelling. 

Early Registration (before March 15): $275
Regular Registration (before May 15): $300

Teen (Ages 14-18*)

4 Weeks: July 13-August 7

Process and performance. Our teen actors dig deep into explorations of voice, movement, character, and ensemble-building. We’ll work on scene study – including the challenge of naturally inhabiting past time periods – as well as improv and performing our own words. Culminating showcase of scene work and ensemble creations at 5pm on Friday, August 7. 

Early Registration (before March 15): $875
Regular Registration (before May 15): $950

*Students age 13 may enroll with permission of the Director of Education.