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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 our Education Department at via email.
Illumination Education Program

Our Philosophy

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:

For More Information

If you would like to participate in or support any of our Illumination programming, please contact Matt Tallman, Education Director, at mtallman@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 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Philadelphia Cultural Fund
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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.

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.

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