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Contact School Programs Director Paula Henry to book a performance for your school by email at phenry@bte.org
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.

Supporters
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 

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
Homeschoolers welcome

This year’s project Discovery:

The complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Directed by Aaron White

Tuesday September 17th, 10am
Wednesday September 18th, 10am
Thursday September 19th, 10am

Tuesday September 24th, 10am
Wednesday September 25th, 10am
Thursday September 26th, 10am

October 1st, 10am
October 3rd, 10am

This irreverent, fast-paced romp through all of Shakespeare’s plays was London’s longest running stage comedy and a hit at theatres all over the world! Join Amy, Eric, and Richie, BTE’s goofiest actors, as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies (and yes, even the Sonnets) in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

As this season’s Project Discovery offering, Complete Works will give students an overview of history’s most prolific playwright.  Titus Andronicus is re-imagined as a macabre cooking show, and Othello as a Hamilton-esque rap number, all while telling the stories of the source material in a fun, inventive way. Whether students are well-versed in the Bard’s work, or this is their very first exposure, Complete Works will be sure to satisfy.

“A madcap condensation that features non-stop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, they are sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself… would approve.” - Daily Variety

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!”  - The Today Show

 “Wildly funny. Masterful!”  - Los Angeles Times

“The funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime.” -  Montreal Gazette