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The Tom Sawyer Project, 2014
Education Programs
Linklater Voice Workshop

WaterTower Theatre is proud to offer Body, Breath and Bounty: A Linklater Workshop by Ben Corbett to the Dallas acting community. This workshop will explore the relationship between physical relaxation, breath release, and vibrations. The goal of the workshop will be to discover how physical relaxation makes room for the actor’s breath to drop in and release freely, thus freeing the spoken and sung word without throat tension and strain. Actors find that they speak and sing with ease when they let go of the physical tension blocks that inhibit their voices.

WHAT:     Linklater Voice Workshop

WHERE:   WaterTower Theatre Studio Theatre
                15650 Addison Road
                Addison, TX 75001

WHEN:     August 9, 2014
                10 am to 3pm with a break from 12pm to 1pm - 4hrs

WHO:       Ben Corbett is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher currently teaching at Oklahoma City University. At OCU, he teaches Kristin Linklater’s vocal progression, Sound and Movement, and an Advanced Shakespeare class based upon Kristin’s work in “Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice.” He has also taught Accents and Dialects using the Louis Colaianni’s Phonetic Pillows. His professional vocal coaching credits include Shakespeare Dallas, CityRep, William Inge Theatre Festival, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Barter Theatre, Burning Coal Theatre Co., Bare Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Ben's professional acting credits include two and a half years as a resident actor at Barter Theatre, with additional roles at the William Inge Theatre Festival, City Rep, Blowing Rock Stage Co., Burning Coal Theatre Co., Light Opera Oklahoma, Shakespeare & Co., North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. He is also a proud member of Actor's Equity, and an Associate Editor for Oklahoma for the International Dialects of English Archive. 

TO APPLY:    Complete and return application form.

PAYMENT:    $150  (Scholarships available) 

For more information on the workshop, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228

For more information on the Linklater technique, visit The Linklater Voice Center or The Linklater Center for Voice and Language.


 
Master Classes

BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED MEISNER CLASSES

WTT Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin leads classes in the Meisner Technique for area actors. The Meisner Technique provides a step-by-step technical approach to the problems the actor faces in presenting the subtleties and delicate complexities of human emotional relationships and situations inherent in a playwright's text. Martin trained under both Sanford Meisner and Meisner protégé Fred Kareman before relocating to Dallas.

efefMesefeWTT is now accepting students for the following classes:

Beginning Acting Class: Meisner Technique
September 6 - November 22, 2014 (12 weeks)
Class meets every Saturday from 12:30 PM until 3:30 PM
Instructor: John Pszyk
Payment: $350

Intermediate Acting Class: Meisner Technique II
September 3 - November 19, 2014 (12 weeks)
Class meets every Wednesday from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM
Instructor: Terry Martin
Payment: $415

Interested students should complete and return the appropriate enrollment form below. A brief interview is required before admission into the class. Class size is limited. Please note: Beginning Meisner is a prerequisite to admission into the Intermediate class.

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228.


 
Internships at WTT

WTT’s internship program offers intense, hands-on educational op­portunities for current college students and early career professionals. While interns are assigned specific depart­ments and mentors, they are also expected to work outside their chosen area of expertise. A well-rounded expe­rience and networking opportunities, along with seminars by the WTT staff, supplement a modest summer season stipend.

We are pleased to welcome our 2014 Summer Interns:

Box Office/Administration - Matthew Stephan
Development/Marketing - Lizzie Dockery
Stage Management - Lia Jennings
Technical - Rachel Mitts
Conservatory Coordinator - Alexis German
Conservatory Assistant - Shea Smitherman
Conservatory Assistant - Chynna Walker
Conservatory Production - Courtney Jackson

If you have questions regarding WTT's Internship program, please contact Janeth Farnsworth.

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Explore@WTT

EXPLORE@WTT is a new education program designed to give students the opportunity to experience live professional theatre at a discounted price of only $5 to one of our evening preview performances.

For teachers, the program is a powerful tool for bringing literature to life, aided by WaterTower Theatre's comprehensive study guides and pre-performance workshops. For students, it may be their first chance to explore live theatre and all the fun and discovery that is brings.

In addition to our helpful and informative study guides, we offer a pre-performance workshop to complete your students' theatre experience. The workshops can focus on the themes of the show, how an actor prepares for the performance, design, and more!

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228.


 
Summer Performing Arts Conservatory

WaterTower Theatre's two week, fun-filled Summer Conservatory will introduce your 6-18 year-olds to others who share their love of acting, singing and dancing!  It's a wonderful experience for children and teens!.

At the Summer Performing Arts Conservatory, we go beyond the traditional idea of a summer camp with a unique, non-competitive, nurturing program that caters to students who want to immerse themselves in all aspects of theatre arts.

Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday (9am-5pm). Our classes, taught by highly skilled professionals, offer an intimate classroom setting - guaranteeing that each student receives the individual attention necessary to learn theatre skills as well as life skills - confidence, self-esteem and a love of creativity.

Classes for younger participants include acting, audition technique, dance, voice, and art.

Older children will explore techniques in scene study, playwriting, Shakespeare, improvisation, stage make-up, musical theatre, dance, costume design, voice, audition technique, and film.

Each session culminates in a production for family and friends highlighting skills and techniques acquired during classes. This year's Conservatory will culminate in a production of Peter Pan, Jr..

The 2014 Summer Conservatory was sponsored, in part, by Frost Bank, The Civic League, TCA and the Town of Addison. 

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228.

Student Matinees

Student matinees are offered most seasons if there is a production that will be of interest to and suitable for middle or high school students.  Most student matinee performances include a post-show discussion with the cast. 

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972-450-6228. 

The Tom Sawyer Project

The Tom Sawyer Project is an education program designed to involve Dallas County High School Students in their own production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer which WaterTower Theatre produced January 24 – February 16, 2014. High School students from DISD Schools auditioned for all the roles in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and, under the direction of Kelsey Leigh Ervi, produced their own production of the play. Janeth Farnsworth, Education & Community Services Manager, coordinated the program. The students attended the rehearsals of the play by the Company’s professional actors. The professional actors and creative team also provided mentorship for the student actors. 

Performances of the student production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer were held on February 4 and 11, 2014 at WaterTower Theatre. 

After-School Drama Program

 WaterTower Theatre offers innovative After-School Drama Programs as an important part of its educational programming. The programs offer a unique way for students to be introduced to theatre and learn important life skills. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific school and age range.

After-school programs generally consist of ten 1 to 1 1/2 hour classes that meet once or twice a week at the end of the school day on the participating school's campus. WaterTower currently offers the program at Anne Frank Elementary School, George H. W. Bush Elementary School and Spring Creek Elementary School.

Dates, times and cost vary based on school.

For more information or to find out about scheduling a program at your school, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228. 

w.t. white partnership

ACTING AND TECHNICAL INTERNSHIPS

W.T. White High School students

9th - 12th grade

WaterTower Theatre is partnering with W.T. White High School to provide both acting and technical internships. Both acting and technical interns will attend master classes taught by professionals. These students will also have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsal of our productions of Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Spunk.

For more information, contact Janeth Farnsworth at 972.450.6228. 

Audience Enrichment
study guides

For each main-stage production at WaterTower Theatre (WTT), the creative team compiles dramaturgical research to provide teachers, students and all patrons with an enriching comprehensive guide to the theatrical productions they see at WTT.


 
Conversations with the Artists

Following selected performances, you can join members of the cast and artistic team for a question and answer session about the show and the production process. Come and find out what it takes to bring a show from the page to the stage. Post-Show discussions are a perfect way to enhance the experience for student and other groups. Our Conversations with the Artists series takes place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday matinees after performances.

Call the Box Office at 972.450.6232 for more information. 

Behind the Scenes Series

Enjoy a free pre-show discussion with the actors and artistic staff. You'll enhance your knowledge of the artists, writers and themes of each production.

A half hour before the show, you'll be part of a pre-show talk about the play in the Main Lobby given by an expert in the field. This is the best way to join the conversation! 

Behind the Scenes Series occurs the 1st Friday night of the run:

Dogfight: August 1

For more information, contact the Box Office at 972.450.6232.

Community Outreach
Pay-What-You-Can

WaterTower Theatre is dedicated to keeping the art of live theatre accessible to all members of the community, and offers a "Pay-What-You-Can" performance for each main stage production.

For these performances, seating is general admission on a first come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not available. Box Office will open one hour prior to showtime. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Dogfight  Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 7:30pm

For more information these on productions, click here.

Student Rush Tickets

Many students at the high school and college levels are required to see outside performances as a part of their curriculum. While it is not always possible for teachers to put together student groups, rush tickets are an affordable way for students to fulfill this requirement. Fifteen minutes prior to curtain, the best available seats are made available to students with a valid ID for only $12 each.

Hero's Tickets for Military/Veterans/First Responders

WaterTower Theatre has a long-standing commitment to the military personnel in our community and we welcome you to our theatre.

Active-duty U.S. military and their immediate families, returning veterans and our community’s first responders are invited to purchase discounted tickets at 50% off the regular ticket prices for each production at WaterTower Theatre. Please ask for Hero’s Tickets at the box office to purchase up to four half-price seats per order! This discount is offered by phone, (972) 450-6232, or in person for every performance and is subject to availability.

Blue Star Theatres is a program of Blue Star Families and Theatre Communications Group, with support from the MetLife Foundation.

 

Addison Rush Tickets

As an outreach to the surrounding community of WaterTower, we offer discounted tickets to residents of Addison. One hour before each performance, the Box Office will offer tickets to current Addison residets at a price of $20.

Proof of residency is required. Tickets subject to availability.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 972.450.6232.

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