Students acting a scene

Daniel Roth leads a game

Chracter building worksheet

Make up class selfie

High school students learning swordplay with James Goode

Build Your Own Workshop - Spring Packages

BTE Theatre School welcomes you back to IN-PERSON instruction with our Build Your Own Workshop private lessons. Students can register for face-to-face private lessons (2 lessons per package) held at our Theatre School space at the Columbia Mall. (Times and dates to be determined by instructor and student.)

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Follow the link below to register! Registration spots are exceedingly limited. Do not wait to sign up! Registration closes May 1st, 2021.

Any questions contact our Education Director at

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BTE 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

Abigail Leffler, Education Director 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.

Bryanna Kifolo

Bryanna Kifolo, Teaching Artist Bryanna Kifolo is so excited to back in Pennsylvania after a year working in Washington State. She spent her last year apprenticing for a theatre company, working in almost every facet both on and off stage. Having graduated from BloomU and serving an intern with BTE, she’s excited to continue her work with the theatre and the theatre school! Having been a mentor and teaching artist in the past she’s ecstatic to be back home helping to bring theatre to all walks of life.

More Theatre Education

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.

Theatre in the Classroom

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.