Learn more about Masterclasses offered at Wheelock Family Theatre! This year, each class will be offered in partnership with a local professional organization. Learn more about upcoming offerings below!
About the Programs
This year as part of our Partnership Masterclass Series, each masterclass will be held in partnership with a professional Boston area organization. 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.
Masterclasses are first come, first serve, and are one time only events. Classes are offered in a range of topics and are presented by a professional expert in the field.
Interested in hosting a masterclass? Email WFT Education Director, Jeri Hammond at email@example.com.
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.
Jeri Hammond – firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Nick Vargas – email@example.com
Associate Artistic & Education Director
ACTivate Your Story: A Social Justice Masterclass
Friday, February 26 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm & Saturday, February 27 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Grades 5 – 8. Limited to 20 participants.
Both sessions of the masterclass will take place virtually over Zoom. Wheelock Family Theatre will provide Rehearsal For Life and participants with a password protected Zoom link.
Theatre performance can be presented and created through many different approaches. Learn how to identify, build, and connect to character through real narratives that can shape your world. Using Forum Theatre and other elements of Theatre for Social Justice, Rehearsal for Life will lead students in grades 5 to 8, over Zoom, through different theatrical forms to discover ways and words that help address challenging circumstances. By finding your intersection of performance and different lived experiences, you can create theatre that is powerful and transformative! Workshop experience will culminate in short, new performances created by participants.
Rehearsal for Life, comprising Urban Improv and Freelance Players, follows the philosophy that performance can develop crucial social and emotional skills in young people, preparing them to cope with difficult situations now and in the future. Rehearsal for Life’s mission is to strengthen young people’s social and emotional skills for every stage in life, through dialogue, creativity and performance.
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. Learn more here.
This masterclass centered 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 explored 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 worked 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.