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.

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

Thanks to funding from individual donors and foundations, Theatre Horizon can make these programs accessible to all families regardless of household income by offering sliding scale tuitions. We ask that families pay what they feel they can afford.

Online Classes

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. These classes will be held via Zoom.

Storytelling & The Art of Playwriting

Saturdays, 11:30AM – 1PM

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. These classes will be held via Zoom.

In-Person Classes

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. These classes will be held in-person.

Video produced by the PHILO Project. Learn more about the PHILO Project at philoproject.org.

Storytelling & The Art of Playwriting

Saturdays, 11:30AM – 1PM

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. These classes will be held in-person.

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.