Stage Play Acting Classes

Acting Classes for Children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders


Stage Play Acting Classes are an opportunity for children with ASD to learn about theater.  Children participate in acting exercises that work on social skills, using nonverbal information and theater vocabulary.  This is an ongoing collaboration between the Scottish Rite Clinic and the Duluth Playhouse Children’s Theater.  This venture is currently being funded by a grant from  the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Classes are for children ages 5-9 years old.  Four 10 week sessions are held a year.  Classes are at no cost for parents due to grant funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board. 


For more information,  to register for current classes, or to ask to be put on the waiting list, please contact 218-720-3911 or email

Stage Play II Explorations 

May 16–July 25, 2018 (no classes July 4). Additional classes will begin September 12, 2018.

Please email  for more information or to request registration for a session.

In the second-level Stage Play course, we explore more deeply theater concepts such as expressing emotions, rehearsing scenes, and simple improvisational exercises.  We use this as a framework to encourage more social interaction between fellow actors and learn to read and of use nonverbal communication.

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