Education at BTE

BTE Theatre School brings children together to create, invent, laugh, and inspire.

BTE Theatre School helps families and educators in north east Pennsylvania give their children an opportunity to explore theatre arts in a nurturing, creative and inspiring environment through affordable year-round workshops, classes, and summer camps for ages 3 to 100!

For more information on scheduling classes or programs, or attending our camps or workshops, please contact BTE Education Director Amy Rene Byrne by email at amyrenebyrne@bte.org or phone at (570) 784-5530

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Fall Theatre School 2017

*Please be advised, you will be asked to create an account or login to our system. If you have logged in before, to register for classes or to buy tickets, you should use the same email address and password. You will be asked to sign the release form before you are taken to the class roster. Please email Amy at amyrenebyrne@bte.org with any questions or concerns. 

Welcome to BTE's Fall Theatre School 2017. Classes are listed below in chronological order. Any questions or concerns can be sent to Education Director Amy Rene Byrne at amyrenebyrne@bte.org or by calling her at 570-784-5530.

BTE's Theatre School is located inside the Columbia Mall, across from Bloom Bounce and next to Dunham's Sports.

Classes

Adult Play Readings

$15 each includes snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
Ages 18+

  • Thursday, October 12, 6-9pm
    Fever/Dream by Sheila Callaghan

Chained to his desk in the basement of customer service hell, Segis suddenly finds himself set free in the CEO's penthouse-- but is it a dream? This raucous reinvention of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Life is a Dream gleefully skewers corporate America with razor-sharp wit. 

  • Monday, October 23, 6-9pm
    Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne

It's 1950 and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department Employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There's just one problem. Both Bob and Norma are gay, and have married each other's partners as a carefully constructed cover.

Adult Play Reading Package: $30 for all three

Acting Studio

$80
Mondays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9
7-9pm
Sharing Performance October 9th at 8:30pm
Ages 13-18

This class will help teens take their acting skills to the next level. Learn how to craft a convincing character, master a monologue, and conquer a scene through a variety of different acting techniques. 

Young Actors: "The Fourth Little Pig" by Teresa Celsi

$80
Tuesdays, September 19, 26, October 3, 10
4-6pm
Sharing Performance October 10th at 5:30pm
Ages 5 - 8

We all know the story of the Three Little Pigs... but what about the fourth little pig? Your Young Actor will learn about teamwork, creativity, storytelling, voice and diction as they work on this short, funny play.

Junior Actors: "And So They Did" by V. McQuin from Newfangled Fairy Tales

$80
Wednesdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11
4-6pm
Sharing Performance October 11 at 5:30pm
Ages 9 - 12

A shortage of Princes isn't enough to stop three resourceful princesses from finding their someone special. Your Junior Actor will learn character creation, vocal projection, body and spatial awareness as they work on this silly show with a heart of gold.  

Super Singing Sundays

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Super Singing Sundays: The Nightmare Before Christmas
$80
Sundays, October 8, 15, 22, 29
12:00pm-2:30pm
Sharing Performance at 2:30 on October 29th
Ages 8-18

Led by Richie Cannaday and Amy Rene Byrne

Join us as we craft a mini-version of this timeless classic rife with fun scenes and catchy songs. Instruction will focus on singing with confidence, creating larger-than life characters, and performing with gusto. 

*Please be advised, you will be asked to create an account or login to our system. If you have logged in before, to register for classes or to buy tickets, you should use the same email address and password. You will be asked to sign the release form before you are taken to the class roster. Please email Amy at amyrenebyrne@bte.org with any questions or concerns.


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HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE WORKSHOP DAY

BLOOMSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE'S 18TH ANNUAL
HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE WORKSHOP DAY
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

When you get to the payment page, if you do not have to have a PayPal account to proceed, there's a button on the bottom that says "Pay with Credit/Debit Card"

If the school pays for the event please ask Amy for a coupon code


For more information on registering your students (or if you are a student who wants to take information to your teacher) please contact Amy Rene Byrne at amyrenebyrne@bte.org or (570) 784-5530.


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Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is now eligible for donations through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).

BTE’s name has been added to the list of educational improvement organizations to which businesses may make contributions and be considered for Educational Improvement Tax Credits from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Fiscal Year 2016-2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). Donors through this program will support BTE’s educational programs, Theatre in the Classroom, Page-to-Stage, High School Theatre Workshop Days, and High School Education and Production Internships.

The EITC program allows businesses authorized to do business in Pennsylvania and subject to certain taxes such as the corporate net income tax to receive state tax credits. Those credits are equal to 75 percent of the business’s contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. The rate can be increased to 90 percent of the contribution, if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.

If your business is currently enrolled in this program through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, please consider a donation to BTE in 2016-2017!

If you are not enrolled and are interested in more information about participating in the program, visit www.NEWPA.com/eitc. The deadline for new businesses is July 1.

Please contact Cindy Schultz at cgschultz@bte.org or (570) 784-5530 for more information about the EITC program.


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