Illumination Education Program
Drama Leader Training with ASAP
Created in 2002 in response to a civic outcry for help with the city's youth during the critical unsupervised hours after school, ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships provides high quality after school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities throughout Philadelphia.
Since 2006, Lantern Theater Company has partnered with ASAP to train volunteers interested in becoming drama leaders in ASAP's Drama Program. These volunteers include parents, classroom teachers, and local teaching artists who then run drama clubs for students in schools and community centers. Learn more about becoming an ASAP volunteer here.
Working with ASAP's Drama Program staff, the Lantern provides dedicated training sessions for these volunteers to aid them in their lesson planning, teaching actual games and activities, working on classroom management techniques, and other specialized topics. These topics include planning a drama course over a semester, creating an original play with your drama group, working with an intimacy coordinator, and more.
Upcoming Training Sessions
Stay tuned! FREE training sessions for ASAP volunteers and teaching artists interested in gaining valuable on-the-job experience will be scheduled in fall 2023.
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.