Footlight Players

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  • Thank you everyone who registered to join Footlight 2018. We are full, and registration is closed.

    Footlight Players youth theater company was created as an outreach project of the Department of Theater and Dance in 2004 to provide young people in the Indiana area a program to discover their creativity through theater and musical theater.

    Footlight offers a month-long youth theater day camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12, and a teen academy for those 12 and older for deeper study and  training. We’re open to all youth with a desire to explore their creative talents.

    Footlight is led by professional theater artists and assisted by advanced IUP theater majors and recent graduates with expertise in youth theater. The program concludes with public performances by the entire Footlight Company.

    Footlight is…


    Everyone gets a chance to perform a role or choose to crew backstage in the Festival of Plays.


    Creative workshops in acting, music, dance, playwriting, puppetry, improvisation, costume, technical theater, and more to help you become the best that you can be!

    A Whole Lotta Fun

    Lunchbox theater, dress-up days, and an overnight lock-in are just some examples of themed days making Footlights extra fun!

  • Summer Schedule 2018 June 18 to July 15
    Dates Activity Times
    June 17 Parent Meeting and Academy Auditions 6:00 p.m.
    June 18 First Day: Show Auditions 9:00 a.m.–
    4:00 p.m.*
    June 19 through July 6 Workshops and Rehearsals 9:00 a.m.–
    4:00 p.m.*
    July 5 or 6 TBA Showcase of Workshops 7:00 p.m. (doors open 6:30)
    July 9-13 Tech/Dress Rehearsals 9:00 a.m.–
    4:00 p.m.*
    July 13-14-15 Performances 7:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.

    *Arrival 8:30–9:00 a.m., pickup 4:00–4:30 p.m.

    Early arrival and late pickup may be arranged.

  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts logoFootlight Players receives funding from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), the regional arts funding partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. State government funding comes through an annual appropriation by Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.