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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 9-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
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.

Auditions & More Information

Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe
December 17 & 18, 2021
by Eric Cole
Directed by Nick Vargas

Click here to view more information about the program including the full rehearsal schedule.

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 fall’s production will be Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble. Taught by Amanda Fallon

Tuition $750 (Full-scholarships & tuition assistance available. Click here to submit a request.)

Here are the important dates & details:

  • Registration is now open!
  • Classes will meet Saturdays from 3:30pm to 6:00pm and Monday’s from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, starting Saturday, October 23.
  • Technical rehearsals will start December 11th and take place every day/evening leading up to performances. Actors must be available for all rehearsals starting 12/11. Additional classes may be added based on student availability and interest.
  • Performances will be Friday, December 17th (7:30pm) & Saturday, December 18th (3pm & 7pm)  Students should be available these days to participate in running the show day.

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.

Previous Seasons

The Drowsy Chaperone, 2020

Radium Girls, 2019

Mockingbird, 2018

Once on this Island, 2019

Into the Woods Jr., 2017