The fall 2021/22 session of the Autism Drama Program will be held online via Zoom. Future sessions will continue online until further notice.

Classes for Children & Adults on the Spectrum

Using a variety of dramatic techniques, Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program inspires imagination, communication, and interest in personal relationships for individuals on the autism spectrum. Our classes help students develop social skills, verbal expression, empathy for others, and a sense of self worth and accomplishment. Class size is limited to provide a small student to teacher ratio.

Youth Drama

Saturdays, 10AM – 11AM

Ages: 10-17+
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can Scale

Through improv games and creative play, students learn flexible thinking and valuable social skills in an environment that celebrates their unique talents. All sessions are currently scheduled to be held via Zoom.

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*This session is not currently available for enrollment. Please check back at a later date.

Storytelling & The Art of Playwriting

Saturdays, 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Ages: 17-30+
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can Scale

This class introduces participants to the fundamentals of storytelling, helping writers and actors develop the skills necessary to communicate their ideas effectively. Class focuses on story structuring, building suspense, conveying emotion, and using voice and body to add layers to the audience’s experience. Through improv games and writing exercises, participants learn to create strong characters, rich dialogue, and engaging story-lines. Class culminates in a showcase of participants’ work. All sessions are currently scheduled to be held via Zoom.

*This session is not currently available for enrollment. Please check back at a later date.

Tuition is on a Pay-What-You-Can Scale

The true cost to run the Autism Drama Program online is approximately $180 per student. Thanks to funding from individual donors and foundations, Theatre Horizon can make the six-week program accessible to all families regardless of household income by offering sliding scale tuition. We ask that families pay what they feel they can afford.

In the News

“This MontCo Theatre Program for Students with Autism Is a Barrymore Nominee”

by Albert Hong | Generocity | 9/25/17

Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program is one of the four nominees for this year’s Victory Foundation Award and the only one in its category focusing on education for those on the spectrum…

“Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program: Offering Fall Classes on a Special ‘Pay What You Can’ Scale”

by Keith Howard | Macaroni Kid | 9/12/17

Using a variety of dramatic techniques, Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program inspires imagination, communication, and interest in personal relationships for individuals on the autism spectrum…

“Philadelphia Young Playwrights Collaborates with Theatre Horizon to Reach Adult Students Through Autism Drama Outreach Program”

Press Release | Canary Promotion | 2/19/13

“Young Playwrights is honored to enter this work in partnership with Theatre Horizon, and eager to stimulate and hear the voices of the Program’s adult students. We thank Steve and June Wolfson for the thoughtful philanthropy…”

“Theater Program Helps Kids with Autism Reach New Horizons”

by Mindy Toran | Montgomery Media | 2/23/12

“The program focuses on each child’s unique and individual motivations and builds off of them, encouraging relationships and creative play. Teachers create custom-made games that cross the child’s motivations with the program’s goals for them…”

“This MontCo Theatre Program for Students with Autism Is a Barrymore Nominee”

by Albert Hong | Generocity | 9/25/17

Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program is one of the four nominees for this year’s Victory Foundation Award and the only one in its category focusing on education for those on the spectrum…

For more information, contact Mydera Taliah Robinson, Education Director, at Mydera@TheatreHorizon.org or call 610-283-2230 x710.