Autism Drama Program

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.

All classes have a 6:3 student:teacher/volunteer ratio.

    YOUTH DRAMA   
Saturdays, 10-11am
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.

FALL SESSION (NOV 2-DEC 7, 2013)
WINTER SESSION (JAN 25-MAR 1, 2014)
ENROLL NOW for SPRING SESSION (MAY 3-JUN 7, 2014)

    PLAYWRITING AND THE ART OF STORYTELLING   
Saturdays, 11:30-1pm
Ages: 17-30+
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can scale of $65-180

A partnership between Theatre Horizon and Philadelphia Young Playwrights, this class is for anyone who loves to tell a good story! The class will introduce 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 final showcase of participants’ work.

FALL SESSION (NOV 2-DEC 7, 2013)
WINTER SESSION (JAN 25-MAR 1, 2014)
ENROLL NOW for SPRING SESSION
(MAY 3-JUN 7, 2014)



    COST   
Pay-What-You Can scale of $65-$180

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.

Classes take place at Theatre Horizon at 401 DeKalb Street in Norristown.