ASAP Drama coordinates after school programs throughout Philadelphia. Through these clubs, ASAP Drama seeks to develop students’ artistic, academic, and social skill sets while promoting positive behavior and creative expression. ASAP Drama's programs incorporate multiple skills such as public speaking, improvisation, character development, group dynamics, technical theater, theater management, and creative writing. These skills enable students to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of the dramatic arts while teaching oral and written communication, leadership, and effective collaboration.
Philadelphia’s rich arts and culture community offers ASAP Drama an excellent opportunity to introduce the benefits of the dramatic arts to local youth. To that end, ASAP Drama recruits volunteers and Teaching Artist to lead high quality programs. Partnering closely with the Lantern Theater Company, ASAP Drama coordinates a series of training modules led by veteran drama instructors to provide tools for behavior management, positive self-expression and lesson/ program building. ASAP Drama also hosts culminating showcases, student masterclasses, trips to professional productions, and drama festivals with competitions and performance opportunities.
ASAP Drama envisions a city that embraces the educational and inspirational impact of the dramatic arts in empowering youth to become leaders in their schools and communities. Through providing young people with diverse opportunities for creative expression, Philadelphia will become a city where youth voices resonate and their ideas and stories matter. ASAP Drama’s mission is to develop the next generation of creative leaders through collaborative activities that improve young people’s academic and artistic abilities and exposes them to new cultural and social knowledge.