The workshop is designed for students ages 6-12. This 8-week program will provide a creative and fun environment for students to explore the world of acting, develop their confidence, creative thinking and teamwork mentality. Digital headshot and t-shirt included! Students will culminate their newfound skills during a “Showcase” event presented to parents, guardians and siblings who will join the workshop as observers for a portion of the final class. (Thursday, April 11) Further details will be provided as we get closer to that date.
WHO: 20 students, ages 6-12 years old WHEN: February 15 - April 11 (2024) The workshop will take place every Thursday, from 6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. WHERE: First Presbyterian Church / 100 E Wheeling St, Washington, PA 15301 TUITION: $100 *Scholarships and payment plans are available. Find more information in the FAQ section below*
Click on the “REGISTER” button and follow instructions to our Ticketing Page (please note you are “buying a ticket” to the class!) Registration is first-come, first-served and involves two steps. Once you complete your registration purchase, you will receive a confirmation email. In that email will be a link to a Google Form where you will complete your child’s registration paperwork. This paperwork must be submitted BEFORE the first rehearsal.
*All students are required to finish and submit the registration form prior to the first class (Thursday, February 15) Any student who has not completed and submitted the registration form will not be permitted to attend the workshop until the form is completed.
Who are the instructors of the workshop? We take great pride in assembling a dedicated team of instructors for this youth acting workshop. Each member has demonstrated unwavering commitment to our organization through volunteer work and performances. Fueled by a shared passion for the performing arts, they actively contribute to the vibrancy of community theatre and are devoted to nurturing the talents of the youth in our community.
**In accordance with the regulations set forth by the state of Pennsylvania, it is mandatory for individuals working with children to obtain certain clearances. We want to assure you that the safety and well-being of your child are our top priorities, and as such, all of our instructors have completed the required clearances.(Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police AND Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services.)
Will there be performances for the workshop? Absolutely! We believe in celebrating the progress of each participant. At the end of the workshop, there will be a "Share-Day" where the young actors can shine and share their newfound talents with family and friends inside the classroom. (Thursday, April 11) Further details will be provided as we get closer to that date.
My child has never acted or been involved in the theatre arts before. Will this workshop be a good fit? Yes! Our workshop is the perfect place for beginners to shine and seasoned performers to soar. We celebrate every level of experience, making it a welcoming stage for everyone to discover the magic of theatre together.
I have a student who is younger/older than the 7-12 age requirement who wants to participate. Are there any workshops offered for younger/older students? Certainly! We currently focus on the age group of 6-12 for our workshops. Unfortunately, due to the impact of the COVID pandemic, our youth program faced challenges. We're in the process of rebuilding, and for now, we're concentrating on ensuring a successful first run with the 6-12 age group. Our hope is to expand and include different age groups in the future. With the support of our community, we believe we can revive and enhance our program. We truly appreciate your commitment and patience as we navigate this journey together.
What is your refund policy? WCT will refund program fees for cancellations made 2 weeks (Thursday, February 1) to the start of the session. No refund will be made for late arrivals or early departures, withdrawal, dismissal, or sickness. We’re sorry, but we cannot offer refunds or credits to families instructed or choosing to quarantine due to household exposure/suspected exposure. Lost time (including illness or vacation) cannot be made up in other sessions.
Are scholarships and payment plan options available for the workshop? We are committed to making our programs accessible to all. Please inquire about our scholarship opportunities and financial aid programs, as we strive to ensure that no one is excluded due to financial constraints. Please contact workshop instructor, Kayleigh Stultz at email@example.com with any questions.