Upcoming Classes

Teen Design & Tech Intensive

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WFT’s Theatre Design & Tech Ensemble is the opportunity for teen designers and technicians to deepen their skills as theatrical storytellers. Over the course of 13-weeks students will form design team(s), taking on the necessary roles to dream, design, and deliver a production. In the first 9-weeks, under the guidance and mentorship of professional designers, students will be working collaboratively to dream and design a version of the spring musical "Head Over Heels." Students will be introduced to practical skills, best practices, and theory every designer needs to know to be a successful designer. The first 9-weeks will culminate in a presentation of the student's designs. In the final 4-weeks, students will transition to learning and developing their technical theatre, skills such as scenic painting, carpentry, stage management, and run crew. Students will then take on key support roles as part of the crew for "Head Over Heels." Click here to view the tentative class calendar.

This class is designed for students with previous experience and those just starting their backstage theatrical journeys. Instructors work closely with students to develop a learning plan specifically designed to challenge and advance their skills in one (or multiple) areas of design and technical theatre.

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $850
Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, June 4 2pm to 4:30pm
Taught by: Mehdi Raoufi

Upcoming Auditions

Head over Heels (High School Edition)

Performances June 2 – 4, 2023

Songs by The Go-Go’s | Based on ‘The Arcadia’ by Sir Philip Sidney | Conceived and Original Book by Jeff Whitty | Adapted by James Magruder

Directed by Jeri Hammond | Music Direction by Jon Goldberg| Choreography by Joy Clark

Head Over Heels tells the story of several romances in the Kingdom of Arcadia. Philoclea, the youngest daughter of King Basilius and Queen Gynecia, falls in love with Musidorus. Her father is unhappy, however, because Musidorus is a common shepherd. Meanwhile, the king’s oldest daughter Pamela falls in love with her handmaiden. When their kingdom falls into danger, the royal family sets out on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover the key to their realm’s survival lies within each of their own hearts.

Audition Information

Video auditions for a spot in the ensemble are now open, with rolling acceptance happening through Monday, February 20th at midnight. If accepted into the ensemble, we will hold in-person callbacks the week of February 27th for specific roles. Please note tuition for this program is $900 with scholarship and tuition assistance available.

Rehearsals will begin the week of March 6th. Initially, we will rehearse two weekday evenings a week and one weekend afternoon, with additional rehearsals as we head into May & June. We will collect information about your general availability and create a rehearsal schedule from the information provided. You will be provided a rehearsal calendar prior to rehearsals beginning in March.

Video auditions should be submitted as an unlisted Youtube or Vimeo link and should contain the following:

  • Slate: Introduce yourself by stating your name, pronouns (if you would like to share), and age/grade.
  • Song: Please sing 60-90 seconds of a pop/ rock song in the style of the show ( from the 1960s- today). The song should be sung to a karaoke/backing track.
  • Monologue: Since Head Over Heels is told in verse, please select a piece of poetry to perform. It could be anything from a Shakespearean Sonnet to Shel Silverstein. It does not need to rhyme. We are looking for meaning & storytelling to come through.

You will also be asked to upload a headshot/photo & resume.

Previous Productions

2020 Vision Project, 2020

She Kills Monsters, 2021