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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.

Current Season

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
December 17 & 18, 2021
by Eric Cole
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.

Auditions & More Information

Pippin
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz,
Book by Roger O. Hirson
Directed by Jeri Hammond.
June 3 & 4, 2022

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 Monday, January 31.

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.

Teen Design & Tech Ensemble

This spring’s  production will be the musical Pippin. 

This 3-week intensive is the opportunity for teen designers and technicians to deepen their skills as theatrical storytellers. In a fast paced and fun environment students will further develop their tools as designers while serving as collaborators and technicians on the design of the Teen Performance Ensemble’s culminating musical set to take place in late May/early June, 2022.

Professional designers will mentor students in understanding the nuances and technicalities of the various design and technical areas of theatre production.

The first week of the program students will participate in hands-on workshops in the areas of scenic, lighting, costume, and sound design as well as production/stage management. In weeks two & three students will self-select one to two areas of design/tech to focus on, working in tandem with the designers and mentors to fully execute the final production.

This program will take place in person, with students being required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. We will follow Boston University’s Face Covering’s policy for all in-person classes and rehearsals. 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.

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