Workshop participants share scenes with the group

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Workshop participants preparing group scenes

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Conference participants improvise together

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“The workshop that you designed and facilitated worked perfectly with the concept of team energy. Starting with a few lessons on physical presence and then moving the team to listening, focusing, and collaborating was fun as well as thought provoking.”
—Nancy Cox, Human Resources Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

Education Programs




Professional Development Workshops designed and delivered by The Wilma Theater and Philadelphia Young Playwrights to strengthen leadership, creativity and innovation in your workplace.

Experienced professional facilitators from the Wilma and Young Playwrights – two local organizations acclaimed for innovation, impact and quality - will work with you to foster big-picture thinking…originality…imagination…collaboration…innovation – all essential drivers for you and your company to maximize impact in the global economy.

We offer the following experiential workshops:

Innovation Strategies

Discovering and applying creative solutions is an essential quality of successful leaders and their teams.  Improvisational techniques will teach you to sharpen focus and better leverage “being in the moment.” Our constructive brainstorming activities will enhance spontaneity, risk-taking and problem-solving in change situations where they are needed most.

Intentional Leadership

Finding your voice and focusing it intentionally will strengthen your profile as a leader and visionary thinker.  On-your-feet and writing-based activities will help you walk away with better grasp and control of “charisma,” “emotional intelligence” and “coaching.”  Our focus on presentation skills and building buy-in will help you influence and motivate up, down and across your organization.

Communication Strategies

Develop and take away strengthened interpersonal skills - projecting presence, developing “active listening,” selling your ideas - essential to workplace dynamics, speechmaking and career success.

Team Building

Learn to create, lead and work in an environment that maximizes group energy and creativity.  Participants will practice and take away strategies for keeping their perspectives while valuing those of others, staying flexible and responsive, building trust, and capitalizing on the opportunities healthy collaboration can bring.

Business Writing

Sharpen the writing skills you need for more effective, efficient and persuasive written communications, and build your tool kit of techniques for delivering information professionally and powerfully.

Each workshop includes practical strategies for implementing skills in your work environment. Individual and group follow-up consultations— in person or online—provide opportunities to extend the impact of the interactive workshops. We offer full or ½ day workshops for up to 25 participants at affordable rates.  Your investment with us also strengthens the impact the Wilma and Young Playwrights make every day on arts and education in our region!  For more information, please contact Anne Holmes at 215.893.9456 ext. 101 or

For more information regarding our Education programs, please contact:
Anne Holmes, Education Director

215.893.9456 x101 / / Fax 215.893.0895
The Wilma Theater, 265 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107