WaterTower Theatre Launches New Education Program EXPLORE@WTT

WaterTower Theatre Launches New Education Program EXPLORE@WTT

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced a new education program called EXPLORE@WTT. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to experience live professional theatre at the affordable price of $5 per ticket to one of the preview performances during the 2012-2013 Main Stage season.

Teachers will be invited to submit an application on behalf of their class or school to WaterTower Theatre in order to be eligible for the program. A limited number of tickets will be available under this program.

Students can attend all or some of the following four productions in the 2012-2013 season: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (September 28 & 29); PUTTING IT TOGETHER (January 11 & 12); THE GRAPES OF WRATH (April 5 & 6) and BLACK TIE (May 31 & June 1). The performances begin at 8 pm.

In addition to attending the performance, students will be invited to participate in a post-show discussion with the actors. For teachers, the program will be a powerful tool for bringing literature to life, aided by WaterTower Theatre’s comprehensive study guides and a pre-performance workshop to be held a few days before the actual performance. The workshop for teachers is designed to help them prepare their students for the show.

EXPLORE@WTT is a program of the education department of WaterTower Theatre. Landrie Bock, Director of Education and Business, will oversee the program along with WaterTower Theatre Dramaturg Vicki Cheatwood. “EXPLORE@WTT is new program to further our mission to bring the arts and live theatre to as many people in our community as possible,” said Terry Martin. “The more our arts community does to open our theatre doors to our youth the better our communities will be now and in the future.”

Schools and teachers interested in participating in EXPLORE@WTT should contact Landrie Bock at 972-450-6230 or lbock@watertowertheatre.org.

WaterTower Theatre is one of the leading regional theatres in North Dallas and Texas. It is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, Dallas/Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,100 subscribers and serves an audience of over 35,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of The Town of Addison, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts, The 500, Inc., and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre is supported, in part, through the generosity of Ackley Financial Group, Inc., Armor Wealth Management, Atmos Energy, Bob and Barbara Bigham, Don and Barbara Daseke, Frost Bank, Target, Liberty Capital Bank, The Pinnacle Family of Companies, Nissan Foundation, Rainmaker Advertising, The Shubert Foundation, Women of WaterTower Theatre and the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors.

Learn more about WaterTower Theatre at www.watertowertheatre.org

 

 

 

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