Theatre 282 is a hands-on training course in which students work on all aspects of preparing a production. Each fall it is presented as Children?s Theatre, based on folk tales from various cultures. This year the campus has its international focus on South Asia. For these folk tale productions, the students act as narrators, walls, props, and scenery. The actors begin preparing each story by creating physical actions for each scene using pantomime, followed later by dialog and narration. The audience members are encouraged to use their imaginations to help create the visual elements of the stories.
The Penn State Greater Allegheny theatre class has performed for hundreds of local school children, often in coordination with the PEPP program.