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Education Overview

From the Director of Education

  Weathervane Playhouse’s education department strives to create exceptional theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire actors and their communities.

We offer classes in drama, dance, visual art and music. Our yearly class offerings allow our students to enrich their lives through consistent arts education.

Weathervane is dedicated to its community outreach, with nearly 10,000 students per year in classes on-site and off-site.

What are you waiting for? Imagine, learn, explore and create with Weathervane Playhouse.
Sarah Bailey, MM
 

Weathervane's Core Classes

Weathervane's core class curriculum provides every student with exceptional, consistent, dramatic training.
All classes have been developed to meet the State academic benchmarks within the applied Fine Art.

Core class content includes:

  • The study of theatre
  • The roles and responsibilities of actors, directors, designers and technicians.
  • Stage movement skills including: facing the audience, “cheating out,” using the upstage hand and using body language to communicate thoughts and feelings of a character.
  • Vocal projection and diction techniques for speaking loudly and clearly.
  • Stage directions and theatre vocabulary.
  • Methods for working in an ensemble and working as a group to present a performance at the end of each session.
  • Memorization techniques.
  • Dramatic exploration and creative expression through improvisation games and/or script work.
  • Theater history and/or historical, cultural and social contexts of a specific time period.
  • Character study through comparisons of story situations and their relationships to real life experiences.
  • Spring classes begin on March 5th and are enrolling now!

Teach at Weathervane

If you would like to apply for one of our part-time teaching positions, please complete our online application.  Thank you!

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Metro RTA

Take METRO to and from Weathervane!

View Route #28 (Merriman Valley) Schedule

This bus provides service to St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and limited service to Litchfield Middle School, Firestone High School and Weathervane Lane.

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