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Lantern Theater Company
Lantern Theater Company's Illumination Education Program
Measuring Impact
In a three-year review of residency data, classrooms participating in the Lantern's Illumination programming have shown improved attendance and PSSA proficiency results more than 20% higher in both writing and math than non-participating students. Additionally, participating students display a greater sense of self-respect, discipline, and cooperation among their peers. Get involved! For more information, please contact Craig Getting, Education Director, via email or call 215.829.9002 x104.
Illumination Education Program

Our Philosophy

Lantern Theater Company believes that arts education is a vital component of creating vibrant, well-rounded citizens. Given the current challenges facing the educational system in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas, it is our civic duty to do what we can to support arts in the classroom and, more importantly, to support the current generation of students who are most affected by these challenges.

Illumination, the Lantern's award-winning education program, seeks to demonstrate the value of arts education and to provide innovative, arts-focused approaches to traditional non-arts curriculum in order to enhance the value of education in the Philadelphia region.

Illumination has recently embarked on a crucial expansion phase which will see us not only partnering with more local schools, but also training classroom teachers in the use of theatrical tools and techniques in the classroom to deepen student understanding and engagement with material covering a wide spectrum of topics and subjects.

Through Illumination, we offer the following programming:

For More Information

If you would like to participate in or support any of our Illumination programming, please contact Craig Getting, Education Director, at cgetting@lanterntheater.org or 215.829.9002 x104.

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Shakespeare in American Communities is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest William Penn Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation Philadelphia Cultural Fund Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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