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Hedgerow Theatre School believes in training creators. We look to build skills of performance, singing, directing, writing, and improvising to better prepare your child to create, well, anything. We don’t just teach kids how to play, we teach them how to take the show and make it their own. 

We pride ourselves on enriching our students lives through the joy of play. In our Theatre School we use the same principles our professional company works with: daring, excellence, and play. 

So get ready for one of the most fun-filled experiences a child can have as they learn to make a story from the ground up under the guidance of some of Philadelphia’s best actors and teaching artists

Tickets to Performance Classes can be found on our Theatre for Kids performance pages

* A minimum of 6 students enrolled is required for the continuation of each class. Please click on the link below to fill out our registration form and bring it with you on the first day of class or camp. If you have previously filled out this form and no details have changed, you don’t need to fill it out.

Enrollment Forms 2017 PDF

Spring Semester

Winnie the Pooh

March 11 to May 19th

There’s a rumbly in our tumbly as the most famous Yellow Bear of all time brings Piglet, Eeyore, and YOU to The Hundred Acre Woods. Don’t hang out in the corner of the forrest waiting for fun to come to you, come to the adventure at Hedgerow Theatre School. All of A.A. Milne’s lovable adventures come to life with all the wit, simplicity, and humor you loved as a child. 

Ages 5 and up

Instructor: Robert Pellechio and the Hedgerow Company

Time: Saturdays, 10-12. Will have a presentation at the Hedgerow House during the final class.

Price: $200

The Wizard of Oz

March 11 to May 21st

We’re off to see the Teachers the wonderful Teachers of Hedgerow, it’s the biz the wonder Wiz, if ever a class there was! Join us as we put on the most famous shoes of all time and take a walk off the page and to the stage along the Yellow Brick Road. All ages are welcome as this play needs Lions, and Scarecrows, and Tin Men, along with Munchkins, Flying Monkeys, and Wizards, oh my!

Ages: 8 years old and older ( Younger Students by Audition)

Instructor: Penelope Reed and the Hedgerow Company

Time: Meets Saturdays 12-3

Price: $350

Other Dates

Preview Week:

Tuesday through Friday, May 16th-18th 4:00-7:00p.m. 19th, 4:00-9:00 p.m.

 

Performances:

Saturday May 20th, 2pm & 5pm

Sunday  May 21st, 2pm and 5pm

Tickets: $15 Adults $10 Students

Creative Class 

Create Your Own Adventure! 
April 9th  – June 4th
10 AM – 12 PM 

Saturdays

Teen Acting Class

Improv Your Own Play
April 9th  – June 4th
10 AM – 12 PM 

Saturdays

We all start from something, why can’t it be nothing? Using the principals of improvisation this class will devise and develop its own script based around the students in the class from the ground up. 

 

Year Long Project

The Odyssey Project

Create and Perform the story of a lifetime. The Odyssey Project is a yearlong three-part course whose final goal is the presentation of an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. Students will create a performance piece based on Homer’s epic, filtered through the students’ collaborative vision. This multi-generational performance work will incorporate all aspects of theatre and be driven by the students’ creative voices. The fall semester is focused on learning Homer’s story and theatre techniques that will drive the students’ creation. New students may join for any session.

Ages:12 through Adult

Instructor: Penelope Reed and the Hedgerow Company

Creating the Play

March 11 to May 6

It is time to bring new life to this old tale, and set Odysseus back on the right path by setting sail and performing this tale!

The Odyssey Project is a yearlong three-part course whose final goal is the presentation of an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey on the famed Hedgerow Stage for a weekend of performances. Students will create a performance piece based on Homer’s epic, filtered through the students’ collaborative vision. This multi-generational performance work will incorporate all aspects of theatre and be driven by the students’ creative voices. The Spring Semester is focused on rehearsing and performing the play the students’ have written from their previous work. New students may join for any session.

Ages 12 through Adult

Instructor: Penelope Reed and the Hedgerow Company

Saturdays, 3-6, Final Presentation May 13, at 5:00 & 7:30p.m.

$250

Tickets: Free

Ensemble Building and Storytelling

September 10 to October 29 (8 weeks)

Every actor is a life long student, and every student must go on their own journey. Hedgerow Theatre School takes these words literally as we create the greatest journey ever told The Odyssey. 

The Odyssey Project is a yearlong three-part course whose final goal is the presentation of an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. Students will create a performance piece based on Homer’s epic, filtered through the students’ collaborative vision. This multi-generational performance work will incorporate all aspects of theatre and be driven by the students’ creative voices. The fall semester is focused on learning Homer’s story and theatre techniques that will drive the students’ creation. New students may join for any session.

Ages 12 through Adult

Instructor: Penelope Reed and the Hedgerow Company

Saturdays, 3-6 pm

$200

Will have a presentation at the Hedgerow House during the final class.

Writing the Play

January 21 to March 4th

Write and Perform the story of a lifetime.

Winter is coming, and though the temperature outside may have dropped, the creative heat at Hedgerow is still warm. 

The Odyssey Project is a yearlong three-part course whose final goal is the presentation of an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey. Students will create a performance piece based on Homer’s epic, filtered through the students’ collaborative vision. This multi-generational performance work will incorporate all aspects of theatre and be driven by the students’ creative voices. The Winter semester is focused on writing the script of the students’ creation from the fall semester. New students may join for any session.

Ages 12 through Adult

Instructor: Penelope Reed and the Hedgerow Company

Saturdays, January 21, 28,  February 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10-12 (March 4th will be from 10-2)

 

$200