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Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: The Barrymore-honored Vagabond Acting Troupe (V.A.T.) is a physical-based experimental theater company which presents works for children, families and adults throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The troupe operates out of offices in Morgantown, PA, and runs workshops and a production series dedicated to their home community at Rt. 82 and Fairview Road, Honey Brook, PA - serving the tri-county tip of Lancaster, Berks and Chester Counties. In addition to a main stage series, V.A.T offers an extensive touring schedule and community residency program. We are an educational theatrical ensemble whose mission is to create exciting physical productions to rouse the imagination, to inspire the next generation of theater artists, and to share access to theatrical training to our region's children and adults.

Results: Two years ago we moved into our own space. We have spent the last year putting in new seats (removed old church pews), putting a lighting grid in the air, bringing in a portable stage, while also presenting 12 different productions for our community, touring to local senior homes and schools and sharing performing arts training with over 300 K-12 students.

Programs: Production workshop, pre professional acting program, touring shows for schools, professional ensemble, playwright development project, Jackie Kay Knox Memorial Scholarship project, and more!

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A wonderful group that is always open to new ideas. A well established and all inclusive children's program, with many new programs in the works for adults. The support and confidence the children get from live theatre will help create well rounded and confident children as they learn and play.

Josh Y.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a great place for the whole family. Vagabond puts on some really great shows.

Aileen M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Vagabond Acting Troupe is an educational and experimental works theater dedicated to teaching artists the ins and outs of theater through production work. Vagabond Acting Troupe has been doing this work for over 20 years, and was recently named as number 1 on the PHL 17 Hotlist for children's entertainment. The staff is much beloved of the students, and the company has just been able to expand from a one stage theater, to having three separate performance spaces.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Aileen for 3 years, And let me tell you! She is an amazing director! She has taught me so much and If it were not for her, i would never be even close to going completely professional in this industry! She is very supportive, and helps me all she can. Not to mention the fact working on the shows are absolutely fantastic!