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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.

For grades 1 through 8, we’re introducing Multi-Week Radio Play Production classes. These performance based programs allow students to continue to build their skills of creativity, imagination and play while working towards a final sharing for friends and families. Using the art of Radio Plays, we’re excited to offer this new program perfect for the online platform.

In addition for grades 8 – 12, we’re taking the student voice and putting it front and center in the 2020 Vision Playwriting Project. Students will work to devise, write and perform original monologues and scenes  in an original performance piece that center their stories and experiences.

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.

Wheelock Family Theatre is excited to announce the first program in our Partnership Masterclass series. By engaging in collaborative programming for young people and their families, we hope to provide deep and meaningful experiences that introduce our community to new artforms, ideas, and ways to find power in creativity. This first masterclass is in collaboration with Abilities Dance Boston.

This masterclass will center around how the work of Abilities Dance Boston, to promote intersectional disability rights, is shown through movement, music, and a variety of other art forms. Over the course of the 2-hours students will explore the correlation between disability rights work, social media, and the importance of voting and the power of young people’s voices in inspiring and making meaningful change. Led by Abilities Dance Teaching Artist, Louisa Mann, students will work collaboratively to generate movement-based activism pieces, incorporating technology and social media, to inspire their voting age peers to get out and vote on November 3rd.

Abilities Dance is a Boston based nonprofit dance company using art as a tool to promote intersectional disability rights in the greater Boston area and beyond.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Abilities Dance Teaching Artist Louisa Mann began her training in Brattleboro, Vermont at the Brattleboro School of Dance, under the direction of Kathleen Keller. She has a BFA in dance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Masters in Dance / Movement Therapy from The Pratt Institute. Louisa has worked with Marked Dance Project in NYC as a company dancer and rehearsal director. She currently teaches creative movement for 2-4 year olds at Dance Project of Washington Heights.

Louisa is a company member and the social media coordinator for Heidi Latsky Dance in NYC. She has performed in Latsky’s ON DISPLAY since 2015. Louisa has worked with Abilities Dance Boston since 2018  as a company dancer, choreographer and teaching artist.

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.

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.**