About WFT Programming

Wheelock Family Theatre’s educational program is designed intentionally to provide opportunities for students of different ages and stages to grow both theatre skills and life skills. Classes are designed to meet students’ developmental level, and are encouraged to take our foundational process-based classes more than once. Students are invited to go deeper within a particular series and also to broaden their experience by taking classes across three series: Acting, Musical Theatre and Design. 

  • Our Acting Series begins with imaginary play and creative drama, progresses to develop foundational actor’s tools and then expands to introduce students to different acting methods and genres.  
  • Our Musical Theatre Series begins with music making and creative movement, progresses to  introduce students to essential musical theatre technique and expands to expose students to different musical theatre styles.
  • Our Design Series begins with visual art experiences and progresses to hands-on classes in set design, lighting, props, costume, make up, and sound and culminates in the application of learning with design opportunities connected to our education program productions.

Contact Us

WFTed@bu.edu
General Inquires

Jeri Hammond – jerih@bu.edu
Director of Education & Community Engagement

Nick Vargas – navargas@bu.edu
Associate Artistic & Education Director

Dear WFT Students & Families,

A Year with Frog & Toad Jr. (Summer 2019)

Welcome home – we are excited to launch our fall programming and make theatre together again!

This fall we are offering virtual programming for students ages 4-13 and in-person programming for students ages 12+ with proof of vaccination. 

Whether joining us through the computer screen from home or in one of our studios at WFT, all of our classes have been intentionally designed to provide rich, developmentally appropriate, process-based learning opportunities that embrace the unique possibilities of both virtual and live theatre. 

 WFT@BU is committed to providing access to the arts for all learners. Please check out our Accessibility & Inclusion and Tuition Assistance pages to learn more.

We hope you will join us this fall as we fall in love with theatre again.

Best,

Jeri Hammond
Director of Education

Education Director, Jeri Hammond and Associate Artistic and Education Director, Nick Vargas share their favorite aspects of our upcoming programming and how they’ll balance their creative summers with their fun in the sun!

UPCOMING SESSIONS:

Winter I:

January 4th – 18th, 2021

Winter II:

February 8th –  22nd, 2021

Spring:

March 6th –  27th, 2021

Classes by Age Group

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Classes by Session

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Student Safety

WFT@BU is committed to promoting a safe educational environment for students, faculty, and staff in accordance with current state and local public safety guidelines. We are excited to return to in-person programming. In order to do so as safely as possible, all participants in WFT@BU in-person theatre arts classes and rehearsals must follow the following guidelines

Click here to view all of our policies and protocols for in-person programming this fall.

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