Upcoming Programs

Winter I Session:

January 4th – 18th, 2021

Winter II Session:

February 8th –  22nd, 2021

Spring Session:

March 6th –  27th, 2021

To view all classes by session, please see below. To view all classes by grade, please click here.

Saturday Classes

Grades Pre-K to K

Imaginary Adventures

Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by a backpack full of mystery objects, students will head off on a new adventure each class using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play! Students will receive a packing list each week, inviting them to use everyday objects in new and creative ways as they embark on their imaginary adventures. Each 4-week session’s adventures will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Taught by: Kristala Smart, Sophie Rich

Tuition: $80
Winter I: Out of This World on Saturdays, January 16 - February 29:00am to 10:00am
Winter II: On the High Seas on Saturdays, March 6 - March 279:00am to 10:00am
Spring: Animal Antics on Saturdays, May 1 - May 229:00am to 10:00am
Grades 1 to 3

Sing Out

Calling all budding singers! Students will learn the fundamentals of singing (notes, rhythm, lyrics) while working collaboratively to perform songs from stage and screen. Through creative movement and physical storytelling, student’s will transform into characters from popular musicals and movies. Students, bring your voices and your creativity as we learn to make music together while apart. Each 4-week session will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Taught by: Rebecca Elowe, Stephanie Charlton, Eva Murray

Tuition: $80
Winter I: Snow Songs (Songs from FROZEN & FROZEN II) on Saturdays, January 16 - February 210:00am - 11:00am
Winter II: Silly Songs (Songs from MARY POPPINS & SEUSSICAL) on Saturdays, March 6 - March 2710:00am - 11:00am
Spring: Swamp Songs (Songs from A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD & PRINCESS AND THE FROGN) on Saturdays, May 1 - May 2210:00am - 11:00am

Act Out

A fun and physical introduction to the world of a play! With a different story each week to spark and support the creative process, students will bring this story to life through the use of their actors’ tools (body, voice, mind, imagination). Set the stage with bed sheets and pillows, turn a baseball cap into a crown and fuzzy slippers into a telephone, as students’ homes (and everything in them) become the setting for their own play explorations! Each 4-week session will revolve around a fun and developmentally appropriate theme.
Taught by: Alex Brodsky-Benedetti

Tuition: $80
Winter I: Imaginary Worlds on Saturdays, January 16 - February 29:00am to 10:00am
Winter II: Time Travelers on Saturdays, March 6 - March 279:00am to 10:00am
Spring: Amazing Adventures on Saturdays, May 1 - May 229:00am to 10:00am
Grades 4 to 6

Acting Technique (Grades 4 to 6)

Acting Technique engages students in honing the essential skills every actor needs to grow as an actor, individually and in ensemble. Through these 4-week sessions, students will dive deep into one specific area of an actor’s craft while continuing to develop their actor’s toolbox (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Students can take one session or all three!
Students can take one session or all three!

Playmaking: Create your own play! In this DIY (do it yourself) theatre class, students will use theater exercises to work as an ensemble and create original scenes.
Mastering the Monologue: Learn how to “take the stage” and tell the character’s story in those dramatic moments when the actor is alone with the audience.
Scene Study: Students will learn how to analyze scripts and identify key storytelling elements, while working with scene partners to sharpen their actor's tools. Taught by: Pascale Florestal, Jen Alison Lewis

Tuition: $120
Winter I: Playmaking on Saturdays January 16 to February 29:30am to 11:00am
Winter II: Mastering the Monologue on Saturdays, March 6 - March 279:30am to 11:00am
Spring: Scene Study on Saturdays, May 1 - May 229:30am to 11:00am

Musical Theatre Technique (Grades 4 to 6)

Musical Theatre Technique engages students in honing the essential skills every musical theatre actor needs to grow as a performer, individually and in an ensemble. Through these 4-week sessions, students will dive deep into one genre of musical theatre, while continuing to develop their actor’s toolbox (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Students can take one session or all three! Taught by: Zoe Nadal, Isaac Leaverton

Tuition: $120
Winter I: Movie Musicals on Saturdays, January 16 - February 211:00am - 12:30pm
Winter II: Best of Broadway on Saturdays, March 6 - March 2711:00am - 12:30pm
Spring: Mega-Musicals on Saturdays, May 1 - May 2211:00am - 12:30pm

Makeup Design (Grades 4-6)

A dynamic immersion into the world of makeup design. Makeup is an essential final step for any actor, whether they are on stage or in film and television, to complete a character’s look. From old age and fantasy to cuts and bruises, students will learn some of the fundamental techniques of creating characters through makeup design.
CLICK HERE for the list of supplies for the class.

Tuition: $120
Winter II: Saturdays, March 6 - March 271:00pm - 2:30pm

Playwriting (Grades 4 - 6)

Creating Five Minute Plays. A concise introduction to the playwriting process. Students will explore the most effective way to tell stories through exploration of the basic elements of drama (action, character, conflict, dialogue). Students will build on initial ideas through improvisation, develop short scripts, then produce and perform their original works.
Taught by: Dev Luthra

Tuition: $120
Spring: Saturdays, May 1 - May 221:00pm - 2:30pm
Grades 6+

Acting Technique (Grades 6+)

Acting Technique engages students in honing the essential skills every actor needs to grow as an actor, individually and in ensemble. Through these 4-week sessions, students will dive deep into one specific area of an actor’s craft while continuing to develop their actor’s toolbox (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Students can take one session or all three!
Students can take one session or all three!

Acting for the Camera:Learn how to create a natural, believable performance for film and television through on-camera exercises, monologues, and scenes.
Ensemble Acting: Inspired by ancient Greek chorus, students will employ classic voice and body work, infused with contemporary forms such as spoken word, dance and others to learn how to work as a unified ensemble of actors.
Unpacking the Shakespeare Scene: Learn how to unpack the “given circumstances” of a Shakespearean scene and work collaboratively with a scene partner to convey the heart of a piece. Taught by: Jenna Lea Scott, Greg Allen, Lisa Rowe-Beddoe

Tuition: $120
Winter I: Acting for the Camera on Saturdays January 16 to February 21:00pm - 2:30pm
Winter II: Ensemble Acting on Saturdays, March 6 - March 271:00pm - 2:30pm
Spring: Unpacking the Shakespeare Scene on Saturdays, May 1 - May 221:00pm - 2:30pm

Musical Theatre Technique (Grades 6+)

Musical Theatre Technique engages students in honing the essential skills every musical theatre actor needs to grow as a performer, individually and in an ensemble. Through these 4-week sessions, students will dive deep into one genre of musical theatre, while continuing to develop their actor’s toolbox (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Students can take one session or all three! Taught by: Dan Rodriguez, Juanita Pearl, Nathan Urdangen, Nick Vargas, Jon Goldberg

Tuition: $120
Winter I: Contemporary Musicals on Saturdays, January 16 - February 211:00am - 12:30pm
Winter II: Jukebox Musicals on Saturdays, March 6 - March 2711:00am - 12:30pm
Spring: Sondheim on Saturdays, May 1 - May 2211:00am - 12:30pm

Makeup Design (Grades 6+)

A dynamic immersion into the world of makeup design. Makeup is an essential final step for any actor, whether they are on stage or in film and television, to complete a character’s look. From old age and fantasy to cuts and bruises, students will learn some of the fundamental techniques of creating characters through makeup design. Families will need to purchase their own supplies for the class.
CLICK HERE to view the suggested supplies for the course.

Taught by: Emily Damron

Tuition: $120
Winter I: Saturdays, January 16 - February 22:30pm - 4:00pm

Design Your Own Comic Book (Grades 6+)

An introduction to the fundamentals of visual storytelling, students will explore the world of comic books and develop skills necessary to tell a dynamic story using the popular art form. From humble origins, comic book universes such as DC and Marvel control the airwaves of TV and movies, dominating every aspect of popular culture. Students will learn essential techniques (comic book layout, character design, figure drawing, perspective) to springboard characters from their imagination to their very own comic. Get ready to design a world that will leap off the page!
Taught by: Lionel Blaise Jr

Tuition: $120
Winter II: Saturdays, March 6 - March 272:30pm - 4:00pm

Playwriting (Grades 6+)

Creating Five Minute Plays. A concise introduction to the playwriting process. Students will explore the most effective way to tell stories through exploration of the basic elements of drama (action, character, conflict, dialogue). Students will build on initial ideas through improvisation, develop short scripts, then produce and perform their original works.

Tuition: $120
Spring: Saturdays, May 1 - May 222:30pm - 4:00pm

Performance Based Classes

Grades 1 to 3

Virtual Play Production Jr. - A Portal to Fairy Tale Kingdom

A fun and fast-paced intensive program for young people with previous stage experience. In 10-weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute play over Zoom. While working on the play, they will develop their acting, creative movement and storytelling skills while also learning more about production elements such as set, props, costumes, and sound and lighting design. This class culminates in a virtual performance-demonstration for families and friends on the final day of the class. While previous performance experience is not required, this program is ideal for students who are looking for a fun and fast-paced theatrical adventure.

ABOUT THE SHOW
A Portal to Fairy Tale Kingdom by Anne Negri: When sister and brother Victoria and Ben fall into their own storybook, they must work with a wacky group of fairy tale characters—from Goldilocks to Rumplestiltskin—to help save Fairy Tale Kingdom and find their way back home.

Tuition: $450
Monday & Wednesdays, January 20 to March 31 (No Class the week of February 15)4:00pm to 5:30pm
Grades 4 to 6

Virtual Play Production - The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (Grades 4-6)

Focuses on coordinating the Actors Tools of voice and body to create dynamic characters. In 10-weeks, students will work together to perform a 45-minute play over Zoom. While working on the play, they will develop their acting, creative movement and storytelling skills while also learning more about production elements such as set, props, costumes, and sound and lighting design. This class culminates in a virtual performance-demonstration for families and friends on the final day of the class. Previous performance experience is recommended in this fun and fast-paced performance class.

About the Show
Narrators & a troupe of actors attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil's Grandmother. Taught by: Emily Ranii

Tuition: $450
Monday & Wednesdays, January 20 - March 31 (No class the week of February 15)4:30pm to 6:00pm
Grades 6 to 8

Mainstage: Making a Mini-Musical - Gesture Company

A workshop series inspired by the new TikTok musical sensation - Ratatouille the Musical, students will participate in an engaging 6-week process geared toward creating an original virtual piece of musical theatre. Students will work collaboratively to dream, design, and execute an opening number from their own original musical(s). Students will deepen their understanding of how theatre is created, gain experience as writers, directors, designers and producers and the importance of being collaborative storytellers.

Meeting twice a week, the GESTURE Company’s time will be spent equally, learning through hands-on workshops and creating in virtual studio time. Under the guidance of theatre professionals, one session a week will be dedicated to classes that will provide students with the tools to write, stage, and design an original musical opening number. The second class of each week will be time for students to dream and bring their original musical numbers to life.

This is the perfect program for students with previous theatre experience (on stage and off) looking to try something new and exciting! No previous experience with TikTok or other social media platforms is required.
Taught by: Dwayne P. Mitchell, Nathan Urdangen

Tuition: $325
Mondays & Fridays, January 22 - March 5 (No Class the week of February 15)4:30pm to 6:00pm
Grades 8 to 12

Virtual Teen Performance Ensemble - She Kills Monsters

WFT’s Virtual Teen 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 She Kills Monsters to take place virtually on Zoom on Sunday, May 23rd.

Virtual auditions will take place in late January/early February with virtually rehearsals starting the week of March 15th. Rehearsals will be scheduled for weeknight evenings and weekend afternoons, schedule TBD.
Please click the "Register Now" button to sign-up to receive additional information about the production.


About the Play
She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Taught by: Jeri Hammond

Tuition: $500
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Grades 9 to 12

Mainstage: Making a Mini-Musical - Masquerade Company

A workshop series inspired by the new TikTok musical sensation - Ratatouille the Musical, students will participate in an engaging 8-week process geared toward creating an original virtual piece of musical theatre. Students will work collaboratively to dream, design, and execute their own original mini-musical(s). Students will deepen their understanding of how theatre is created, gain experience as writers, directors, designers and producers and the importance of being collaborative storytellers.

Meeting twice a week, the MASQUERADE Company’s time will be spent equally, learning through hands-on workshops and creating in virtual studio time. Under the guidance of theatre professionals, one session a week will be dedicated to workshops that will provide students with the tools to write, stage, and design an original mini-musical. The second class of each week will be time for students to dream and bring their original musicals to life.

This is the perfect program for students with previous theatre experience (on stage and off) looking to try something new and exciting! No previous experience with TikTok or other social media platforms is required.
Taught by: Dwayne P. Mitchell, Nathan Urdangen

Tuition: $450
Monday & Fridays, January 22 - March 19 (No Class the week of February 15)7pm to 8:30pm

Semi Private Coaching

Semi-Private Voice Coaching

Taught by: Todd Gordon

Tuition: $120
Session I: Starting the week of January 18 through the week of February 22Days & times of lessons are coordinated with families and the coach.
Session II: Starting the week of March 1 through the week of April 5thDays & times of lessons are coordinated with families and the coach.
Session II: Starting the week of April 26 through the week of May 17Days & times of lessons are coordinated with families and the coach.

Semi-Private Acting Coaching

Taught by: Danny Bolton, Fran Weinberg

Tuition: $120
Session I: Starting the week of January 18 through the week of February 22Days & times of lessons are coordinated with families and the coach.
Session II: Starting the week of March 1 through the week of April 5thDays & times of lessons are coordinated with families and the coach.
Session II: Starting the week of April 26 through the week of May 17Days & times of lessons are coordinated with families and the coach.
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