The People's Light & Theatre Company
Now in its 41st season, People's Light is one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional nonprofit theaters and is known for its resident company of artists, its eclectic mix of productions, and its innovative work with young people. The company produces seven to nine plays per season, mixing world premieres, contemporary plays, and fresh approaches to classic texts. The Theatre commissions and produces new work, of its 409 productions (over a third) have been world or regional premieres. Arts Discovery is a suite of arts education programs that inspire and inform the production season. These programs further extend the theater's mission of working with youth and adults with school residencies; student matinees that bring students from high schools to the theater each year for free; a broad array of theatre arts classes; and special projects inspired by the needs of the community. People’s Light includes two black box theatres with 340 and 160 seats, employs 79 full and permanent part-time artists and staff members and almost 200 guest artists, and serves a community of 85,000 each year.
The People’s Light & Theatre Company will present student matinees of Richard III directed by Resident Director Samantha Bellemo. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-show discussions, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 13 schools from Delaware and Pennsylvania.