BTE's Theatre School is BACK! Register for our amazing line up today! We have one-day workshops available for budding performers of all school ages. All workshops are $40, unless marked otherwise.

Winter Workshops - January 8th-February 12th. Interactive workshops of all kinds of kids and adults. Improv, storytelling, dance, and more!

Most classes occur at our Theatre School space at the Columbia Colonnade. BTE follows CDC guidelines. Please see our COVID protocols available on this webpage. Financial aid and scholarships are available on a limited basis, and will be distributed on a case-by-case basis. Please fill out our application form to apply.

For Younger Ages

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Ensemble Member Daniel Roth teaching young students.

Storytelling

Ages: 5-8
February 12th | 12:30-3:30pm

Join in on the magic of storytelling in this interactive, performance driven workshop.
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Violet Race

Theatre Game Night: Family Edition $80

ALL Ages
February 12th | 4-6:30pm

Theatre Game night is BACK! More games, more silliness and MORE FUN for the whole family!
Hosted by Elizabeth Dowd and Violet Race

For Older Kids and Early Teens

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Pre-Teen Scene Work

Ages: 9-12
January 22nd | 10am-1pm

Dive deep into scene work with this workshop made to be fun, funny, and educational.
Instructors: Daniel Roth and Violet Race
Held at the Mitrani Production Center, 236 Catherine Street, Bloomsburg

Stage Make Up

Ages: 11+
January 29th | 10am-1pm

Use blood and gore make-up techniques in this one-of-a-kind workshop!
Instructors: A'nie Kirchner and Violet Race

Accents, Dialects, and Voices

Ages: 9-13
January 29th | 1:30-4:30pm

Spend the afternoon doing vocal gymnastics in order to imitate your favorite accents and voices.
Instructors: Amy Rene Byrne and Eric Wunsch

Audition Prep

Ages: 8-11
February 5th | 10am-1pm

Gain confidence and learn techniques necessary to help land a role.
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Violet Race

For Teens and Adults

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

The gory results of a Stage Makeup class.

Improv: Kids ONLY

Ages: 12+
January 15th | 1-4pm

BTE loves Improv! "Yes! And..." your child will, too, when they take this workshop!
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Violet Race

Musical Theatre Intensive: Song

Ages: 13-18
January 22nd | 10am-1pm

Learn the fundamentals of musical theatre singing in this energy filled workshop!
Instructors: Aaron White and Abigail Leffler

Sense Memory

Ages: 13-18
January 22nd | 1:30-4:30pm

Character creation through sense memory is an amazing tool to hone your acting chops!
Instructors: Daniel Roth and Violet Race
Held at the Mitrani Production Center, 236 Catherine Street, Bloomsburg

Musical Theatre Intensive: Dance

Ages: 13-18
January 22nd | 1:30-4:30pm

Learn the fundamentals musical theatre dance in this energy filled workshop!
Instructors: Michaela Tlocynski and Abigail Leffler

Audition Prep

Ages: 12-16
February 5th | 1:30-4:30pm

Gain confidence and learn techniques necessary to help land a role.
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Violet Race

Improv: Adults Only!

January 15th | 6pm-9pm

Laughter and larks! Join BTE for this ADULTS ONLY improv workshop.
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Violet Race

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)

Patchworks: Life and Legends of the Coal Towns - Theatre In the Classroom - 2022 Touring Production

The BTE Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) program presents original plays developed to meet educational goals of elementary educators. Our Spring 2022 Tour is available for booking! More information can be found on our TIC page.

Project Discovery

Students, seated in BTE's seats, engage in a talkback with the actors after a show.

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.