Contact School Programs Director Paula Henry to book a performance for your school by email at
or by phone at (570) 458-4075.

Project Discovery program

Did you know?

Since 1994, over 44,000 students have experienced theatre at BTE through the Project Discovery program. This landmark program is funded by corporations, businesses, foundations, and individuals. Theatre tickets and all expenses are provided to schools at no cost.

Every $9.50 provides a free ticket for a local high school student.  For more information on Project Discovery or to make a donation, click here.

A scene from a play by the Project Discovery program.


Project Discovery is a comprehensive theatre education program with a simple yet powerful mission: make sure every student from every high school in the five counties surrounding Bloomsburg attends professional performances by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at least once a year – FOR FREE.

Our goals are simple:

  • Support educators in meeting arts education mandates

  • By graduation, each student will have been to the theatre at least three times

  • Help students develop the well rounded mind essential for success in today’s world

For more information on how you can support this program, click here!

Project Discovery schools are those in the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16. The five counties of CSIU16 are: Columbia, Union, Northumberland, Snyder, and Montour.

The High Schools located in these counties are our Project Discovery schools:

Benton Sr High School,
Berwick Area Sr. High School,
Bloomsburg High School,
Bloomsburg Christian School,
Central Columbia High School,
Danville Area High School,
Lewisburg Area High School,
Line Mountain Sr High School,
Midd West High School,
Mifflinburg Area High School,
Millville Area Sr. High School,
Milton Area High School,
Mt. Carmel Area High School,
Selinsgrove Area High School,
Shamokin Area High School,
Shikellamy High School,
Southern Columbia Area High School,
Warrior Run High School,
Columbia Montour AVTS,
Northumberland County Career + Technology Center,  
Columbia County Christian School,
Watsontown Christian Academy,
Meadowbrook Christian School,
Northumberland Christian School,
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School,
Sunbury Christian Academy,
Watsontown Christian School
Homeschooler’s welcome

Cover of Industrious Angels by Laurie McCants.
Cover of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens.

Project Discovery 2018/19
Industrious Angels
Student Matinee Dates
(all performances begin promptly at 10:00 AM)

  • Wednesday, January 30

  • Thursday, January 31

Industrious Angels is a solo hand-crafted-story-spinning-shadow-puppet-memory-play-with-music evoking the secret creative lives of women, mother/daughter bloodlines, and the ghost of Emily Dickinson.In a shadowed attic, crammed with curio cabinets, work tables, chests and drawers (containers for mementos and unmentionables), a daughter searches for what it is that ties together her mother, herself, and an elusive poet.

Perfect for those who love Dead Poets Society, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and BTE audiences fascinated by the The Women’s Solo Performance Festival

Rated GA, best for middle school students and older.

Curriculum Connections:  Poetry, Emily Dickinson


Project Discovery 2018/19
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Student Matinee Dates
(all performances begin promptly at 10:00 AM)

  • Tuesday, April 2

  • Wednesday, April 3

  • Thursday, April 4

  • Tuesday, April 9

  • Wednesday, April 10

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is on a mission. After the untimely death of his neighbor’s dog, the brilliant and unique boy is compelled to investigate the crime. Experience the world through Christopher’s eyes as he embarks on an extraordinary journey where he challenges assumed truths and discovers life-changing secrets.  We are thrilled to bring you this smash-hit play fresh from highly acclaimed runs on Broadway and London’s West End!

An electrifying experience for those enthralled by Sherlock, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and BTE audiences who treasured The Diary of Anne Frank

Rated MA-13, Appropriate for adults and ages 12+. Some adult language and situations.

Curriculum Connections:  Empathy, Mental Health/Autism, Honesty and Trust, Braving the Unknown, Resilience, Self-Identity, Celebrating Difference, Critical and Creative Thinking