After School Program
After School Program (ASP)
For over 20 years, the Chester Playhouse has been working with young people in the community to put on wonderful shows. Our After School Program (ASP), provides an opportunity for students too young for our Summer Theatre School program to explore the world of acting with a helping hand from our professionals. While learning the art of acting and the craft of theatre, students have the opportunity to experience working solo and as a part of a team and are encouraged to be physical and expressive in their work. First time performers and returning students are welcome.
Each ASP play is written and directed by Cynthia Myers.
“The After School Program actors shine with the joy of discovery and thrive with the storytelling and music.”
-Director/Writer Cynthia Myers
The program is held at the Chester District Elementary School and Chester Area Middle School and runs for a few hours between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on the age group.
Registration fees are $125. per student with bursaries available through PRO Kids or the Alexander Flemming Pattillo Memorial Trust. Contact the Playhouse for more information, or complete and forward advance registration to us at the Playhouse. Dvd recordings of the performances will also be available for a cost of $18.00
Spring 2017 ASP Programing Registration night! March 1, 6-8pm
at Chester Playhouse
Please download and complete the registration form and bring it with
payment on March 1st
Visit the After School Program Facebook page
Drama for grades P-2 Tuesday 2-3pm, first class March 7th
The Paper Bag Princess: musical adaptation by Cynthia Myers. What happens when your prince is less that princley? You rescue yourself!
Tech: June 3,4 Performance: June 6th
Advanced Drama for middle school and up
Wednesdays 3-5pm, first class March 8th
Tech: June 3,4 Performance: June 7th
Drama for grades 3-5 Thursday 2-4pm, first class Thursday March 9th
DOGS the musical. A spoof of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS
Tech: June 3,4 Perf: June 8th
Made possible in party by the support of
Chester District Elementary School and Chester Area Middle School.
And Thank you to our Youth Sponsors
The Cast of 26 Days performed on Nov 30th 2016
The Cast of My Fine Feathered Friend performed on
Nov 29th 2016