TIC Has Gone Virtual

To help schools meet the challenges imposed by social-distancing and remote instruction, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s Theatre in the Classroom is creating work that can streamed into schools and student’s homes. Virtual TIC combines live introductions and question and answer sessions with pre-recorded content to create unique, rich learning experiences based on time-tested TIC programs.

Ancient Thunder

Ancient Thunder presents the exciting world of Greek mythology, introducing students to stories that have influenced history and world culture for the last 2500 years. Available in January. 2021.

Ancient Thunder Study Guide

BTE has created a special online study guide for Ancient Thunder.

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A downloadable PDF version of the study guide is also available.

Book a TIC Show for Your School

Complete information about how to bring a TIC performance to your school is available by contacting BTE School Programs Director Paula Henry.

Ms. Henry can be reached via email or by phone at 570-458-4075.

BTE's Theatre in the Classroom

TIC shows are original works presented in an animated story-theatre style featuring imaginative props, costumes, music, and student participation followed by a lively post-performance discussion.

  • Professional actors play multiple characters and create different locations and moods through the imaginative use of props and costumes
  • Call and response student participation promotes basic group behavior skills, such as listening and observing
  • A free study guide -- available for download before the performance -- allows teachers to maximize the educational value of the theatre experience by providing discussion ideas, related classroom activities, post-performance questions, and a well-researched bibliography to guide further study and lesson planning.

Over its 40 year history TIC shows have covered a wide variety of topics including inventors and their inventions, ancient myths, space travel, history, adaptations of world folk literature and more! Two generations of teachers have found the shows to be a tool for curriculum enhancement and a unique opportunity for students to discover the world from other perspectives.

More Theatre Education

BTE Theatre School

The BTE Theatre School provides a wide range of classes for children of all ages that help develop creativity and confidence.

To learn more, visit the Theatre School page.

BTE 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.