Autism Drama Program

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: 10-16+ • Cost: Pay-What-You-Can scale of $65-$180


Through improv games and creative play, students learn flexible thinking and valuable social skills in an environment that celebrates their unique talents.

SUMMER SESSION - JUN 24 - JUL 22, 2017

STORYTELLING & THE ART OF PLAYWRITING

SATURDAYS, 11:30AM - 1PM

Ages: 17-30+ • Cost: Pay-What-You-Can scale of $65-$180


This class, a collaboration between Theatre Horizon and Philadelphia Young Playwrights, 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.

PYP

SUMMER SESSION - JUN 24 - JUL 22, 2017

PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN SCALE

The true cost to run the Autism Drama Program is $180 per student. Thanks to funding from individual donors and foundations, Theatre Horizon can make the 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.


Developing the Creative Voice

2016/17 Season Sponsors

Horizon $5,000

iCeutica

Vista $3,000

Vista Sponsors

Scene $1,000

Scene Sponsors