School Play in a Box

A Theater Arts After School Program

PYT is pleased to offer on-site, after school drama classes for both public and private schools, called School Play in a Box (SPIB).

With our SPIB program, students learn basic acting skills, character development, team-building, story telling, creativity, leadership skills, and more! It’s also a great way for students to make new friends, and build confidence.

Our instructors are experienced theater professionals, and will meet with your students (up to 20 per class) once a week for an hour and a half at a time. During our meetings, we play theater games, learn basic acting skills, and rehearse a script for a final performance.

The class culminates after 10 weeks with a play that will be presented to family and friends.  PYT provides the script, instructor, props, sound cues, backdrops, simple costume suggestions, registration, flyer and curriculum.  The school provides a large space for rehearsals and performances, help publicizing the class/disseminating class info to parents and students, and a point person to liaise between the school and PYT.  Parents should be available by email for updates and will be asked to provide a simple costume for their child (instructions provided.)

For more information, or to inquire how to bring Play in a Box to your school, please email our Lead Outreach Director, Meg Fischer at or submit this form: 

School Play In a Box Inquiry

School Play In a Box Inquiry


For registration information, class dates, and other details regarding specific classes, please contact your school’s front office.

Some "School Play in a Box" Shows

  • The Frog Prince
  • Stone Soup
  • Trial of the Big Bad Wolf
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Peter Pan
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Tip of My Tongue
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Jack and the Giant
  • Rapunzel
  • Henny Penny
  • The Tiger Turned Pink
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • The Jungle Book

Schools That We’ve Served

This school year, we are providing after-school plays at the following schools:

Woodside School District

  • Woodside School

Los Altos School District

  • Springer School

Palo Alto School District

  • Juana Briones School
  • Addison School
  • Barron Park
  • Ohlone
  • Hoover

Mountain View Whisman School District

  • Benjamin Bubb School
  • Castro School
  • Frank L. Huff School
  • Theuerkauf School
  • Monta Loma School
  • Landels School
  • Stevenson PACT

Los Lomitas School District

  • La Entrada School
  • Las Lomitas Elementary

Woodside School District

  • Woodside School

Cupertino Union Schoo District

  • Montclaire Elementary

Private Schools

  • Yew Chung International School
  • Gideon Hausner
  • Trinity
  • Phillips Brooks
  • Saint Nicholas