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

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

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!

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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.

Please note, all classes will be held virtually until further notice.


Winter I:

January 4th – 18th, 2021

Winter II:

February 8th –  22nd, 2021


March 6th –  27th, 2021

Classes by Age Group


Classes by Session



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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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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Multi-Class Discounts

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.

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