Philosophy
The study of Theatre and Dance play a huge role in the positive social development of children. They are unique in the way in which they allow students to express themselves in a safe, positive way. Institutions with thriving Performing Arts programs enjoy a better sense of community. In our broader culture, the Performing Arts continue to have a significant impact on the social issues that concern almost every aspect of our world. For these reasons, The Episcopal Academy Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to a comprehensive, sequential education that spans all three units and is a grounded, experiential, and cross-curricular education. Our Program exists as an important facet of EA’s holistic approach to the integration of Mind, Body and Spirit in the education of our students.

Mission Statement
The Episcopal Academy Department of Theatre and Dance seeks to move students toward an understanding of the performing arts as a form of communication and self-expression by offering students a safe and diverse exploration of the theory, creation and practice of performance. We strive to enrich the lives of our students by challenging them to be fully realized human beings through a disciplined practice in the dramatic arts.

Values
Safety:We believe that student growth can only occur in a community that is safe and inclusive. We foster a learning environment in which students are known, included and supported at all times.

Ensemble and Collaboration:  Theatre and Dance are, by nature, collaborative arts and the concept of ensemble is pervasive throughout our program.

Diversity:  We recognize, respect and encourage multiple perspectives in every aspect of our program, from classroom curriculum to choosing and interpreting material for performance.

Life Skills:  We provide training and opportunities for those students who wish to pursue careers in the performing arts; however, our focus on the intentional practice of those skills will serve all students as they make the transition into the “real world”.

Student Ownership:  Students should be “stakeholders” in the creative process.

Community Connection:  Bringing community together to entertain, challenge, and to promote respectful dialogue.

Theatre and Dance

Our Season

Experience EA Theatre and Dance for yourself at one of our dazzling shows. Click here to view our 2014-2015 season, and click here to purchase tickets online!

Our Philosophy

The study of Theatre and Dance play a huge role in the positive social development of children. They are unique in the way in which they allow students to express themselves in a safe, positive way. Institutions with thriving Performing Arts programs enjoy a better sense of community. In our broader culture, the Performing Arts continue to have a significant impact on the social issues that concern almost every aspect of our world. For these reasons, The Episcopal Academy Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to a comprehensive, sequential education that spans all three units and is a grounded, experiential, and cross-curricular education. Our Program exists as an important facet of EA’s holistic approach to the integration of Mind, Body and Spirit in the education of our students.

Our Mission Statement
The Episcopal Academy Department of Theatre and Dance seeks to move students toward an understanding of the performing arts as a form of communication and self-expression by offering students a safe and diverse exploration of the theory, creation and practice of performance. We strive to enrich the lives of our students by challenging them to be fully realized human beings through a disciplined practice in the dramatic arts.

Our Values
Safety: We believe that student growth can only occur in a community that is safe and inclusive. We foster a learning environment in which students are known, included and supported at all times.

Ensemble and Collaboration: Theatre and Dance are, by nature, collaborative arts and the concept of ensemble is pervasive throughout our program.

Diversity: We recognize, respect and encourage multiple perspectives in every aspect of our program, from classroom curriculum to choosing and interpreting material for performance.

Life Skills: We provide training and opportunities for those students who wish to pursue careers in the performing arts; however, our focus on the intentional practice of those skills will serve all students as they make the transition into the “real world”.

Student Ownership: Students should be “stakeholders” in the creative process.

Community Connection: Bringing community together to entertain, challenge, and to promote respectful dialogue.

News

  • Gregory Smith ’17 and his family to host Media Theatre fundraiser

    Posted May 19, 2015

    The stars of The Media Theatre’s recent show, “Ghost: The Musical” will present an “Electric Cabaret,” 4 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at the home of Episcopal Academy tenth grader Gregory Smith. Smith started his theatre training at The Media Theatre at the age of 6, and has performed in many productions. To read more about Greg in today’s Delco Times, click more.

  • EA celebrates Arts Fest

    Posted May 1, 2015

    The Episcopal Academy campus was alive on Friday afternoon as the entire school celebrated Arts Fest, an annual event that commemorates Episcopal’s vibrant visual and performing arts traditions.

  • Sharing the Love of Movement with the Lower School

    Posted March 18, 2015

    Upper School students in the Movement For Athletes elective paired up with Kindergarten classes to share their joy and knowledge of movement.

    Throughout the semester, Movement For Athletes students have examined the concepts of strength, speed, balance, flexibility, and coordination. Students were then charged with demonstrating their understanding of these concepts by developing and carrying out a coaching lesson for Kindergarteners. In groups, students designed activities that were age-appropriate, creative and fun.

  • In Step with a Professional

    Posted February 9, 2015

    Professional dancer and choreographer Teddy Tedholm visited The Episcopal Academy to teach a master class to the Upper School Dance Team on Thursday, February 5. Known as one of the most exciting young talents in dance, Tedholm inspired the team with the unique style of movement that has gained him global recognition.

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

    Posted November 20, 2014

    This weekend, the Middle School Harlequin Drama Club presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer!" Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.showtix4u.com, or at the door. Performances will be this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.

  • TONIGHT: The EA Community Players Present "Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner"

    Posted November 13, 2014

    The EA Community Players present: Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner, coming to the Ridgway BlackBox Theatre on November 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m.!

  • "The Witches" is entertaining and mysterious

    Posted November 5, 2014

    The Episcopal Academy's production of "The Witches" was reviewed for philly.com by the Haverford School's Alex Sanfilippo. To read the review, click more.

  • David Bradley ’84 juggles a variety of creative projects

    Posted October 30, 2014

    The Nov. 2014 issue of Main Line Today profiles Episcopal alum David Bradley, a theater director, arts educator and consultant and 23-year company member at People’s Light and Theatre in Malvern. To read more about David, click more.

  • Domino Club Offers Halloween Experience with Roald Dahl’s "The Witches," October 31 and November 1

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Celebrate Halloween with The Domino Club as they present a stage version of Roald Dahl’s celebrated children’s story The Witches on Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 1 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Ridgway Blackbox Theater, Crawford Campus Center at The Episcopal Academy. Click "more" to read about the play and buy tickets!

  • EA’s Domino Club to present Roald Dahl’s The Witches this fall

    Posted August 6, 2014

    The Episcopal Academy’s award-winning Domino Club will present a stage production of Roald Dahl’s celebrated children’s story The Witches on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Auditions for The Witches will be held Monday, Aug. 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Ridgeway Blackbox Theater from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information, click more.