About the Grades 9-12 Programs
Experienced artists will strengthen their actor’s tools, broaden their repertoire, and explore new ways of storytelling through different genres and performance opportunities. Our Teen Ensemble & Design Tech Intensive are designed to challenge and stretch our most experienced artists.
If you have questions about whether a program is the right match for your child or if your child needs accommodations to access any of our programming, please reach out to Jeri Hammond, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org
8-week sessions on Saturday & Sundays starting January 28 & 29 running through April 2nd. There are no classes on the weekends of 2/18, 2/19 & 2/25, 2/26 due to February school vacation week.
The Actors' Studio: Art of the Audition
Performance & Design Classes
Our multi-week performance-based programs are perfect for the young theatre artist looking to create characters and bring to life imagined worlds with a final show as the end result. Building on our processed oriented programs, these classes challenge students to continue to sharpen their actors’ & theatre design tools, while working as an ensemble to create a production for friends and families.
Check back on December 1, 2022 for more information on winter/spring 2023 offerings.
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), 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
February Vacation Programs
Monday to Friday, February 20 – 24. February vacation is all about Musical Theatre! Students will attend our mainstage production of Make Way for Ducklings.
Jukebox Musicals of the 80's, 90's ,10's & Today (Grades 8 to 12)
April Vacation Programs
Monday to Friday, April 17 – 21. Our April Vacation week programs all invite students to adapt and perform original stories. Students will see our mainstage production of Bud, Not Buddy.
Playwriting to Performance: Memoir & First Person Literature (Grades 8 to 12)
Summer Vacation Programs
Summer 2023 classes will be online and available for registration starting January 2, 2023.