New COVID-related protocols announced.

BTE's Fall Theatre School is BACK! Register for our amazing line up today! We have workshops available for budding performers of all school ages.

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BONUS! BONUS! BONUS! We are offering a 2 week Musical Theatre Intensive for teenagers (14 years and older). We will cover the nuances of duets and how to best perform with another artist.

All classes occur at our Theatre School space at the Columbia Colonnade. BTE follows CDC guidelines. Please see our COVID protocols available on this webpage.

For Ages 5-8

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Farm Animal Frenzy

Sept. 13, 20, 27, and Oct. 4
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Character creation with a farm-fun twist!

For Ages 9-12

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Character Creations

Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6
4:30pm - 6:30pm

A fun, introductory character workshop using animals!

For Ages 12+

A young woman takes a selfie with a gory makeup wound on her face.

The gory results of a Stage Makeup class.

Character Work: Animal Study

Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5
4:30 - 6:30pm
$80 - Ages: 13-18

A character work intensive involving animal study.

Musical Theatre Intensives: Duets

Oct. 9th and 16th
1:00 - 4:00pm
$70 - Ages: 14+

Dive deep into what it takes to perform musical theatre duets.

Why BTE's Theatre School?

Kids who learn theatre skills learn communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and confidence. They learn to use their imaginations to solve problems and make things happen. These are skills and abilities that are vital to success in school and the adult world and to a healthy, balanced life.

BTE Theatre School offers a range of classes, workshops, and camps designed to teach the fundamentals of the theater arts on an age-appropriate basis: critical reading, aesthetic analysis, creative thinking and problem solving, collaboration, theatre technology, oral interpretation, movement, and more.

Courses are led by BTE Theatre School staff and members of the Ensemble.

BTE Theatre School Staff

Abigail Leffler, Education Director

Abigail Leffler

Abigail Leffler is a Bloomsburg native. She earned her B.A. in Theatre Arts with a Performance Emphasis from Bloomsburg University. She has been no stranger to BTE. After college, she did an extensive acting internship with us. She has written and performed in many of our Theatre in the Classroom shows. For the past 8 years she has served as a Drama Instructor at the Center of Performing Arts, a Director for New Bern Civic Theatre, and as an actor and director for multiple theatre companies in North Carolina. She is so happy to be back at BTE teaching students of all ages.

More Theatre Education

Theatre In the Classroom (TIC)

The BTE Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) program presents original plays developed to meet educational goals of elementary educators.

To learn more, visit the TIC page.

Project Discovery

BTE's Project Discovery allows area students to see plays free of charge as part of their high school education.

To learn more, visit the Project Discovery page.

Virtual Theatre School

Free videos for your kids to enjoy at home, anytime.