Education Programs

Student Matinees

Student Matinees are offered most seasons if there is a production that will be of interest to and suitable for middle and/or high school students. Student matinee performances include a post-show discussion with the cast, and each school group will receive additional educational resources including our Play Guide.


WaterTower Theatre offers educational summer internships that provide opportunities for current college students or recent college graduates to receive hands-on experience working with one of the leading professional theatre companies of North Texas.

The Penguin Project

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Shane Peterman and Associate Producer Elizabeth Kensek are proud to announce the start of the PENGUIN PROJECT with Ashley Puckett Gonzales as the Penguin Project Program Director.

Founded in 2004 by Dr. Andy Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics and the former Head of the Division of Child Development at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, the Penguin Project pairs young aspiring artists with special needs/disabilities with typically developing peer mentors to create a unique and wonderful theatrical experience as they perform beloved Broadway musicals. The Penguin Project seeks to empower all children with special needs through the beautiful journey of theatre-making.

Rehearsals and performances for The Penguin Project will be held at Addison Conference and Theatre Centre 15650 Addison Road Addison, TX 75001. Rehearsals will be 2-3 times a week and begin in the Fall of 2023. Performances will be held in March 2024. See below for details about our informational meeting for artists, parents, and peer mentors.

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Classes & Workshops

WaterTower Theatre occasionally offers professional development opportunities for working artists in the form of classes, workshops, and other initiatives.

For more information about our education programs, contact Hannah Fisher, Education Director, at

Community Outreach


In the spirit of WaterTower Theatre’s mission to build community through fostering empathy and dialogue, WaterTower announces its new community engagement programming, aptly titled Intersections, as this programming is constantly exploring where our artistic work intersects with our larger community.

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For more information, contact the Artistic Department at