Dramatic Academy Spring Semester is filling up! Register today!

PTC’s Dramatic Academy classes begin March 26.

It’s time again for our Tiny Thespians and Youth Trouper performers to take over the Opera House stage with Penobscot Theatre’s Dramatic Academy production of The Little Prince!

This beloved classic now comes alive on stage as a play adaptation. The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary aviator whose plane crashes, stranding him in the middle of the Sahara Desert. When a mysterious, regal little boy appears and asks him to draw a sheep, the aviator is annoyed and distracted from his crisis – unaware that he is about to have a transforming experience. By learning that ‘what is essential is invisible to the eye,’ the aviator comes to a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.  In PTC’s production, the students take center stage creating the imaginative world stars, planets, and unusual characters that make up the world of The Little Prince.


Returning Dramatic Academy student Sophia Mullins gives her experience a thumbs up!


Students ages 4 – 12 are invited to join us for our Spring semester classes beginning March 26th.  All classes will be taught by Director of Education and Outreach, Jasmine A. Ireland and will have a strong focus on movement and ensemble building.  Students will also learn how a narrative text is developed in to a stage play, as well as exploring some of the original french text by Antoine de Saint-Expury.  Classes will culminate in a fully produced performance of The Little Prince on Penobscot Theatre’s main stage!  A return student, Sophia Mullins says: “I love being part of The Penobscot Theatre. I meet so many new friends from all over. I really am looking forward to The Little Prince; I like to do some research about the play we are gonna do before we start rehearsal. Like right now I am reading the book The Little Prince to get a feel for our next performance.”

A limited number of slots are available. Visit the Education tab on our website for more information and to register your child today!

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About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.