Lantern Theater Company: Geneviêve 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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Lantern Theater Company's Illumination Education Program
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Our Masterclass Partner
Created in 2002 in response to a civic outcry for help with activities for the city's youth during the critical unsupervised hours after school, Philadelphia ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships has provided after school recreational and enrichment activities to kids in some of the poorest and most dangerous areas of the city. Learn more at
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Illumination Education Program

Classroom Teacher Training Program

As part of our core partner residency program, Lantern Theater Company is a Pennsylvania-approved Act 48 Continuing Professional Education Provider. In partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, we offer workshops for classroom teachers on a variety of theatrical topics, including acting, directing, Shakespeare, coaching inexperienced actors, and curriculum design. While these workshops are primarily focused on training the classroom teachers at our core partner schools, interested classroom teachers from the Philadelphia area are welcome to attend, provided there is sufficient room in the workshop.

FREE Theater Teacher Masterclass

Our next Masterclass is scheduled for winter 2018 – details will be announced soon.

Are you interested in free training and experience as a professional teaching artist? Since 2006, the Lantern has been partnering with Philadelphia ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships to provide training to emerging/mid-career teaching artists through one-day masterclasses led by the best and brightest of Philadelphia's teaching artist community.

  • Masterclass Topics
    – Theater games and acting exercises
    – Transforming those games into a successful lesson plan
    – Teaching that lesson plan in an ASAP Drama after-school club
Gain Experience as a Teaching Artist
In exchange for this valuable opportunity, we ask for a short-term commitment to help Philadelphia's students while gaining valuable on-the-job experience that will help advance your career as a local teaching artist.

  • Your Commitment as an ASAP Volunteer Drama Leader:
    – At least one hour per week for 12 weeks
    – Lead, co-lead, or assist a K-12 after-school drama club (ages vary by club)
    – Acquire the necessary FBI, criminal, and child abuse clearances to work with children
    – Attend the supplementary training with ASAP

  • Our Commitment to You:
    – This free Masterclass and other professional development opportunities
    – Ongoing support and mentoring from ASAP staff and the Lantern
    – Access to ASAP's drama teaching manual and other resources
    – Practical experience in teaching drama to students
This Masterclass is also available to non-ASAP volunteer participants for $50, subject to availability. Tuition price is subject to change.

For More Information

To learn more about these training opportunities, please contact M. Craig Getting, Education Director, at or 215.829.9002 x104.
Pictured: Students participating in the Lantern/ASAP after school partnerships program. Photo: Rachel Utain-Evans.
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Header Photo: Geneviêve 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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