We are so excited to launch our Fall 2020 Virtual Education Programs!
Each series of classes is specifically designed to engage students remotely while still maintaining WFT’s commitment to high-quality, process-based theatre arts experiences. We are bringing the stage to your home and beyond — allowing students to act, create, sing, dance, and play from anywhere!
About the Programs
This Fall we’re offering 3-week class sessions for all grade levels. These shorter experiences allow students to quickly dive into building skills, learning techniques, and exploring material while offering families the flexibility to join us for one or multiple sessions. A highlight program, for grades 6-8 is our Technical Theatre classes.
We will be utilizing ZOOM as our classroom interface. To learn more about ZOOM and what you may need to access our classes click here.
The Actors' Studio: Voice & Text
Taught by: Alex Leondedis
Teen Performance Ensemble
WFT’s Performance Ensemble program, for students in grades 8-12, is the opportunity for teen actors to deepen their skills as theatrical storytellers. Over a 10-week period students will further develop their actor’s tools while rehearsing for a culminating production of, Clue: On Stage (High School Edition) on Friday, September 16th, set to take place on WFT’s stage on Saturday, December 11 and Sunday December 12. This fall's production will be directed by Dev Luthra. Video audition required, please see below for more information.
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! -From BroadwayLicensing.com
Click here to learn more about the show, the casting breakdown, audition requirements, rehearsal calendar AND sample monologues for auditions.
Actors will be asked to submit an audition video for the production. Video auditions should contain the following:
Actor’s name, Actor’s pronouns, A 1 to 2-minute comedic monologue of your choosing.
Actors will also need to upload a resume outlining their performance and applicable experience & write a statement of purpose. Statement of purposes should include why you are auditioning and what you hope to gain from participating in the program. Audition materials should be submitted by Friday , September 23 at 9pm Click here to submit your video audition.
Have any questions? You can call a member of our Education staff at 617.353.2994 or email us at WFTED@bu.edu
Click here to review the entire rehearsal/performance calendar.
Taught by: Dev Luthra
Teen Design & Tech Intensive
Before we had computers, movies, and television we gathered around the radio to connect across distance through storytelling. Celebrating our ability to connect while apart, Radio Play Productions are the perfect way to learn the ins and outs of a production on the virtual stage. Radio Play Productions allow students to gain an understanding of how to use their voices to create characters, as well as how to make sound effects that establish the setting (all while keeping an audience on the edge of their seats). These non-audition based experiences culminate in a final performance on Zoom.
Part playwriting and part devised theatre, this project engages an ensemble of teen actors in developing, rehearsing and sharing a performance piece that tells their story of this unprecedented time. Exploring new works such as Everything Seems Like Maybe and Scenes from Quarantine students will tap into their personal experiences, thoughts, feelings and hopes to craft theatrical moments that are powerful and honest. This performance piece will be uniquely of this time and uniquely their own. The 2020 Vision Playwriting Project will end in a final performance over Zoom for friends and family. This program is part of a national project and students will be encouraged to share their work as part of the larger publication.
We make intentional choices in our classroom practices to make sure we are a welcoming space for peoples of all race, ability, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our program includes need-based scholarships, introductions with pronouns, and a faculty happy to work with families to meet students’ individual physical, learning, and social needs.
If there are ways we can be welcoming to your family, please let us know at email@example.com.
Wheelock Family Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where students of all abilities have equitable access to our educational programming. We work with students and their families to determine the best path to providing a successful experience for individual students. Learn more about accessibility at WFT here.
If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wheelock Family Theatre is committed to providing access for all for our education classes and have never turned away a family for an inability to pay full tuition.
Complete the following form and a member of our Education team will reach out and help you complete the enrollment process.
Interested in signing up for multiple sessions? Register using our multi-class bundles and save big!
Bundles are organized by Grade and class length (60, 90, 120 minutes) and excludes our Radio Play Production programs as well as the 2020 Vision Playwriting Project. You can register one or multiple students within each Bundle.
Grades Pre-K to 3
Register for 3 Sessions – $150
Savings of $30
Register for 6 Sessions – $290
Savings of $70
Register for 9 Sessions – $430
Savings of $110
Grades 4- 12
Register for 3 Sessions – $240
Savings of $30
Register for 6 Sessions – $470
Savings of $70
Register for 9 Sessions – $700
Savings of $110
Tech Theatre (Grades 6-8)
Register for 3 Sessions – $300
Savings of $30
Winter 2020 Virtual Classes
Email us at WFTEd@bu.edu
Call us at 617.353.2994
**Please note our staff is currently working remotely and will return both email and phone messages within 24 hours during the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday.**