Theatre School Theatre School

Join us for great classes at First Presbyterian Church, 345 Market Street, Bloomsburg! All classes are $40 per student, unless otherwise noted. Registration is now open! Thanks for your patience.

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.

Puppet Making

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm | Ages 5-8

Learn how to create and use puppets using common objects and your imagination.
Instructors: Emaley Rose and Daniel Roth

Animal Story Hour

Saturday, February 4, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm | Ages 5-9

Dive into your animal instincts with this workshop. Read a famous animal story, learn it, and then help us create a performance around it!
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Rebecca Thomas

For Older Kids and Early Teens

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Theatre school students act out a scene.

Film Acting

Saturday, January 7th, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm | Ages 9-12

Let's get into the basics of film acting!
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Rebecca Thomas

Puppet Making

Saturday, January 14, 2023
Time: 2-5pm | Ages 9-12

Learn how to create and use puppets using common objects and your imagination.
Instructors: Emaley Rose and Daniel Roth

Musical Theatre

Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm | Ages 9-12

Let's sing, dance, and act our way through some of Broadway's greatest hits!
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Aaron White

Stage Makeup

Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm | Ages 11+

Gore and special effects are on the menu in this popular workshop!
Instructors: A'nie Kirchner and Rebecca Thomas

Story Adaptation Hour: Scriptwriting

Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Time: 2-5pm | Ages 10+

Learn how to take one a well-known story and adapt it for the stage!
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Rebecca Thomas

Improv

Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Time: 2-5pm | Ages 10-15

Yes, and your way into a fun day of improv with BTE. Kids will learn the basics of improv while having fun in games and exercises.
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Rebecca Thomas

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.

Film Acting

Saturday, January 7th, 2023
Time: 2-5pm | Ages 13-18

Let's get into the basics of film acting!
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Rebecca Thomas

Musical Theatre

Saturday, January 21st, 2023
Time: 2-5pm | Ages 13-18

Let's sing, dance, and act our way through some of Broadway's greatest hits!
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Aaron White

Stage Makeup

Saturday, January 28th, 2023
Time: 10am-1pm | Ages 11+

Gore and special effects are on the menu in this popular workshop!
Instructors: A'nie Kirchner and Rebecca Thomas

Improv

Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Time: 2-5pm | Ages 10-15

Yes, and your way into a fun day of improv with BTE. Kids will learn the basics of improv while having fun in games and exercises.
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Rebecca Thomas

Improv for Adults

Saturday, February 11th, 2023
Time: 6-9pm | 21+ | Cost: $50 (includes your first drink!)

Yes, and your way into a fun day of improv with BTE. Adults will learn the basics of improv while having fun in games and exercises. We will supply you with your first drink and more will be available to purchase during the evening.
Instructors: Abigail Leffler and Rebecca Thomas

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)

TIC 2023 - Park Protectors

The BTE Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) program presents original plays developed to meet educational goals of elementary educators. Our Spring 2023 Tour is available for booking! More information can be found on our TIC page.

Project Discovery

Project Discovery talkbalk

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.