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
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.
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!
theater, dress-up days, and an overnight lock-in are just some examples of
themed days making Footlights extra fun!
*Arrival 8:30–9:00 a.m., pickup 4:00–4:30 p.m.
Early arrival and late pickup may be arranged.
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.