Lantern Theater Company: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in ARCADIA (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in THE TRAIN DRIVER (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.
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Are you an aspiring performer? Do you enjoy socializing with other theater lovers while exploring performance techniques? Whatever your skill level, the Lantern Theater School has a place for you! Our teaching artists are here to help students of all ages and interests develop their passion for performance and communication. Come play with us!
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"A wonderful, judgment-free environment that made me feel comfortable to make mistakes."

"The quality of the class was excellent and well matched to the range of students."

"One of the best experiences of my life!"

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Lantern Theater School
Fall 2017 Semester

Our Spring 2017 class schedule will be announced in January 2018. For early notification, make sure you're a member of the Lantern Email Club.

Intro to Acting
Sundays 7PM-10PM
Now - November 12 (8 weeks)
Instructor: Mike Dees
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Mike Dees Whether you want to work through a fear of public speaking or simply enjoy theater and want to experience what it's like to be onstage, this is a perfect introductory opportunity. Gain confidence, meet new people, and have fun with theater games, improv, and more!

Instructor Mike Dees is a Barrymore Award-winning actor and educator who has been teaching at the Lantern for over ten years. He has appeared on stages throughout the Philadelphia region, including here at the Lantern in Arcadia and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Intro to Shakespeare
Mondays 7PM-10PM
Now - November 20 (8 weeks; no class on 10/30)
Instructor: Bi Jean Ngo
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Bi Jean Ngo Unlock the secrets of the Bard! Whether comedy, history, tragedy or romance, you'll learn to breathe life into the poetry of the world's most celebrated playwright.

Instructor Bi Jean Ngo is an accomplished actor and educator, and 2016 recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist. She just completed a two-year Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship with the Lantern, where her stage credits include 36 Views and next spring's production of The Tempest in which she will star as Ariel.

Our Spring 2017 class schedule will be announced in January 2018. For early notification, make sure you're a member of the Lantern Email Club.
Pictured: Bi Jean Ngo in 36 Views (2016). Photo: Mark Garvin.
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Header Photo: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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