Illumination Education Program
At Lantern Theater Company, we believe that arts education is a vital component of creating vibrant, well-rounded citizens. Given the ongoing challenges facing the education system in Philadelphia, 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.
Our award-winning education program, Illumination, is designed to educate and engage local students in the world of theater and in their own artistic expression in these vital ways:
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If you would like to participate in or support any of our Illumination programming, please contact Matt Tallman, Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.829.9002 x104.
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 our Education Department via email.
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Header Photo: Lawrence Stallings in the world premiere of Me and the Devil (2021); Anthony Lawton and Dave Johnson in Travesties (2022); Melissa Rakiro and Joanna Liao in Twelfth Night (2023); and Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape, and we pay respect to them as this region's original storytellers.