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Project Discovery is BTE's 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 free of charge.

Project Discovery is sponsored in part by a donation from Mark Gardner.

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

A talkback after a matinee performance of The Explorer's Club, 2018.

What Project Discovery Does

The goals of Project Discovery are simple:

Since 1994, thanks to the generous support of area patrons, businesses, corporations, and foundations, over 44,000 students have attended performances at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.

How to Participate as an Educator

Contact School Programs Director Paula Henry to book a performance for your school by email at or by phone at (570) 458-4075.

Support Project Discovery for Students in our Region

Project Discovery relies on our donors and area businesses to underwrite the tickets for these students. Help bring live theatre and enhanced arts education to the high school students in our region by becoming a Project Discovery sponsor! Our sponsors are acknowledged in our program books and below. To become a sponsor, please use donation form below.

Be a Project Discovery Sponsor

$20 - Send two students
$50 - Send five students
$100 - Send 10 students

Schools Served by Project Discovery

Project Discovery schools are the high schools located in the five counties served by Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16: Columbia, Union, Northumberland, Snyder, and Montour.

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Theatre School

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To learn more, visit the Theatre School page.

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