Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Stories of Engagement

Mary Elizabeth Scallen (on Claire Inie-Richards)
Artistic Associate
Claire connected with People's Light by attending Youth Summerstage in 2004. She took classes at the theatre the following fall, winter, and spring, participating in Resident Director Shannon O'Donnell's Young Women's Ensemble to explore the story of "the changeling child." She attended Youth Summerstage again in 2005 and soon after was asked to audition for an upcoming Main Stage production of The Crucible. Claire continued to attend fall and winter Theatre School classes, working with Teaching Artist Gillian McNally to explore the lives of historical American women. Then she appeared on the Main Stage for the first time in spring 2006 as Mary in The Crucible, playing alongside senior company members to adult and high school audiences. In the summer of 2006, Claire attended Teen Summerstage, led by company members Kathryn Petersen and Michael Cruz, exploring the complicated relationships among characters from Greek myths. That fall, she began a part-time internship at People's Light, assisting Resident Dramaturg Elizabeth Pool with production research. She appeared on the Main Stage for a second time in the spring of 2007 as Curio in Twelfth Night, again playing to both adult and high school audiences. Her dramaturgy internship continued unabated as she earned a lead role in Getting Near to Baby, a production for the Theatre's Family Discovery Series in the spring of 2008. That summer, Claire became a Teen Leader for the Youth Summerstage program. In the fall of 2008, she appeared as The Attendant in a Main Stage and PD High School production of The Persians.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We had a blast at Malvern Victorian Christmas '09!

This past Saturday, People's Light Resident Teaching Artist Jess Conda taught an acting workshop as part of Malvern Victorian Christmas (for more information, click here). We had a great group of kids, several enthusiastic parents, and a good time was had by all. Check out their website, and please join us next year!

Monday, December 7, 2009

PLTC's Adult Ensemble present: THE TEMPEST

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Ceal Phelan
Steinbright Stage

Saturday, December 12th at 8pm
Sunday, December 13th at 2pm

Friday, December 18th at 8pm
Saturday, December 19th at 8pm
Sunday, December 20th at 2pm

This production is free. Donations are accepted and appreciated at the door.

Seating is on a first come, first served basis and we strongly recommend arriving at the theatre at least a half hour before show time.

Please call Sara Waxman at 610.647.1900 ext. 116 for more information, or if someone in your party requires special seating.

For more information, see the flyer here.


The Adult Ensemble is a group of adult theatre school students who have worked together for five years. Their previous productions have included The Dining Room, The Laramie Project, Our Country’s Good, An Invitation to Visit Harrison Texas, and Light up the Sky.