Available to Grades 6th – 12th
Teen Performance Ensemble
Teen Performance Ensemble 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.
Teen Design & Tech Ensemble
WFT’s NEW Theatre Design & Tech Ensemble is the opportunity for teen designers and technicians to deepen their skills as theatrical storytellers. Over a 3-week period students will further develop their tools as designers while serving as collaborators on the design of the Teen Performance Ensemble’s culminating play, set to take place on the WFT stage. The program is taught by professional theatre designers (scenic, lighting, costume, & sound design) who will mentor students in understanding the nuances and technicalities of these various areas of design.
Fall 2022 programming will be posted late summer – please check back often for updates!
Auditions & More Information
Email WFTed@bu.edu for more information about upcoming auditions.
Directed by Nick Vargas
Edgar Allan Poe stands alone in the flickering darkness of his mind, trying desperately to convince himself — and us — that he’s not mad. The spell he weaves brings us a highly theatrical adaptation of four tales Poe himself considered his best: “The Raven,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Enter the world of Poe and check your heartbeat at the door.
For more information, including cast and production team, click here.
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz,
Rehearsals will begin mid March 2022 and rehearsals will be typically three times a week with additional rehearsals added as needed. All actors will not be called to all rehearsals. A full rehearsal schedule will be available soon.
All actors need to be available for the final week and a half prior to performance for tech and final dress. See the tentative tech schedule, subject to change, below.
- Tuesday, May 24, 6pm to 10pm
- Wednesday, May 25, 6pm to 10pm
- Thursday, May 26, 6pm to 10pm
- Friday, May 27, 6pm to 10:00pm
- Saturday, May 28, 11am to 8pm
- Sunday, May 29, 11am to 8pm
- Monday, May 30, Day Off (Memorial Day)
- Tuesday, May 31, 6pm to 10:30pm
- Wednesday, June 1, 6pm to 10:30pm
- Thursday, June 2 – 6pm to 10:30pm
- Friday, June 3, 7:30pm Performance
- Saturday, June 4, 2:00pm Performance & 7:30pm Performance
Auditions will be a combination of in-person and virtual/video. More information will be posted on our website/emailed by Friday, February 11.
This program will take place in person, with actors being required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. We will follow Boston University’s Face Covering’s policy for all rehearsals. We anticipate sharing the final performance without masks with additional safety protocols in place. We will continue to monitor public safety recommendations and be prepared to adjust the structure and nature of our classes and performances as necessary to adhere to current guidelines and regulations. View all our policies and protocols here.