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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.

Session II - November 7 - 21
Session III - December 5 - 19
Session II: November 7 - 21
Session III: December 5 - 19
Session II: November 7 - 21
Session III: December 5 - 19
Session II: November 7 - 21
Session III: December 5 - 19
Technical Theatre Classes

Semi-Private Acting Coaching (Virtual)

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Virtual | Taught by: Danny Bolton, Fran Weinberg
Tuition: $150
Fall Session is 8-weeks starting Week of 10/11 to week of 12/6 Days & times of lessons are coordinated with families and the coach.

Teen Theatre Design & Tech Ensemble

WFT’s Teen Performance Ensemble program, for students ages 12 to 18, 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 TBD to take place on the WFT stage Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Audition, In Person, Performance |
Tuition: $750

Teen Performance Ensemble

WFT’s Teen Performance Ensemble program, for students ages 12 to 18, 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 TBD to take place on the WFT stage Saturday, December 18 and Sunday, December 19

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Audition, In Person, Performance |
Tuition: $750

Easy Modern for Theatre Movers - Partnership with BalletRox(In-Person)

An introductory dance course specifically designed for “movers” looking to expand their understanding of how their bodies can move on the stage. Easy Modern is based on contemporary dance techniques and infuses fun, humor and a variety of movement styles that can be accessed by movers of any experience level or ability. This 6-week course is perfect for anyone looking to get in touch with their bodies and understand the power of movement to tell a story.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Dance, In Person |
Tuition: $300
Saturdays, October 16 - November 20 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Taught by: Rozann Krauss

Actor's Toolbox (In-Person)

Engages students in the creative process and supports their growth as actors, individually and in ensemble. Over the course of 6 classes, participants will assemble and polish the fundamentals of performance (body, voice, mind, and imagination) by exploring technique, ensemble building, movement, voice, and working with basic text. At the final class, students will share what they’ve learned on the WFT stage.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person |
Tuition: $300
Saturdays, October 16 - November 20 11:00am - 12:30pm
Taught by: Dev Luthra

Musical Theatre Comprehensive (In-Person)

Explores the fundamentals of musical theatre through the creation of an original song cycle. The class will first select a theme that feels exciting and resonates with the group. From there, students will research, learn and develop solo and ensemble materials that reflect our class theme and strengthen individual skills in musical storytelling. Students will also try their hand at writing a monologue and developing original material that connects to the music we are exploring. A final presentation of our original song cycle for family and friends will take place on the last day of class.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre |
Tuition: $300
Saturdays, October 16 - November 20 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Taught by: Zoe Nadal, Isaac Leaverton

Performance Opportunities

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.

Grades 1 to 3: Radio Play Jack and the Beanstalk
Grades 4 to 6: Radio Play Disaster
Grades 6+: Vintage Hitchock

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.

The 2020 Vision Playwriting Project: October 19 - December 19 (Grades 8 - 12)

Inclusion

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 wfted@bu.edu.

Accessibility

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 jerih@bu.edu.

Tuition Assistance

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.

Multi-Class Bundles

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

Important Information

Contact Us

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.**