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New Light Theatre places special emphasis on providing opportunities for student and emerging theatre artists to work in a safe, supportive and professional setting by offering workshops hosted by industry professionals, apprenticeship programs, internships, and professional performance and production opportunities.


Previous workshops


Exploring Shakespeare is an energetic masterclass that provides actors with tools, techniques, and context for bringing classical, heightened language to vivid life in the contemporary theatre. Looking to the traditions of Shakespeare’s time, the conventions at work in his verse, and the broad canvas of humanity in his characters, we will discover that the text itself is the actor's most reliable map to clear and compelling performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Exploring these guideposts, we can position ourselves to find our own voices in Shakespeare's words.

STAGE COMBAT with Mike Consenza

Michael Cosenza is a fight director and stunt coordinator in, and around, the Philadelphia area. As a fight choreographer, he creates moments that capture the audience, deepen their understanding of the story, and physicalize the moments around the conflict to highlight the inner life of a character. His work is grounded in the principle that all stage combat seeks to create the illusion of violence, while keeping its actors safe and active. Michael is known for his dynamic physical imagery, active, visceral style, as well as his sense of humor. He has worked at the Wilma Theater, the PAC, Theater Exile, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, Delaware Theater Company, Azuka Theater Company, and others. He has been nominated for three Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Choreography, and was lucky enough to win in 2017 for ANTIHERO, with Tribe of Fools.