Weathervane Theatre Youth Programs entertain and offer young professionals and children an opportunity to learn, grow and explore.
The Weathervane Theatre Intern Program is designed for aspiring professionals and college-aged students pursuing a career in theatre. The program offers unparalleled performance, networking, training and professional mentoring. Enrolled interns form the Patchwork Players, exclusively offering our full summer of children’s theatre performances – and performing alongside our resident professional company in ensemble and supporting roles on the Mainstage.
The Weathervane maintains a commitment to children and young audiences not only by including ‘family-friendly’ professional Mainstage productions and offering a full summer of children’s theatre by the Patchwork Player but also by continuing to develop and promote a wide range of performance and learning experiences.
For children with an active imagination and interest in theatre arts, Windsock Camp offers day camp sessions for a range of ages and abilities. An experienced staff provides direction and learning through a variety of play and class settings.
Teens and Adults are welcome to audition for ensemble roles on our Mainstage. For more audition information, click here.
July 15 - August 3, 2019
Play. Learn. Perform. Giggle and Grow! Experienced staff and all the resources of the Weathervane offer a dynamic environment and excellent experience for first-time and experienced theatre kids! With sessions for three different age/experience groupings, learn and play is designed to deliver an outstanding introduction to theatre – as well as a great place to pursue interests and hone skills. Camp sessions run Monday through Friday with free Saturday morning performances for family and friends. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with supervised aftercare available until 5 p.m. if needed.
One-week sessions for ages 7-10 - Offered 7/22 - 7/27 and 7/29-8/3
Two-week session for ages 10-13 - Offered 7/22 - 8/3
Three-week session for ages 13-17 (age overlap for experienced returnees) - Offered 7/15 - 8/3
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Instituted in 1991, the Weathervane Theatre INTERN EXPERIENCE is a performance based program offering an unparalleled opportunity to further advance skills and knowledge in professional theatre as well as create a vast
The Weathervane Intern Program (WIP) is a tuition-based, total immersion experience of practical theatre arts performance and training. WIPs live, work, learn and play alongside the professional actors and staff and perform in original children’s theatre and Mainstage productions throughout the season. WIP participants may choose to earn up to 9 Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) credits.
Enrollment is competitively based for the 12 positions and prospective WIP members are first seen at regional auditions in New York City (A1 Auditions, Straw Hats), the Twin Cities (TCUTAs), and Boston (NETC Auditions). The casting team also attends the NHPTA auditions in New Hampshire and receive applications and inquiries from college-aged and enrolled theatre students from across the country. The document at the link below provides some additional information.
The WIP experience focuses on the craft and techniques practiced for more than 50 years of the Weathervane Theatre’s open staging and signature alternating repertory. Workshops, private coaching, dance instruction and master classes are part of the curriculum.
The intensive performance schedule includes WIP sole responsibility for the Patchwork Players children’s theatre shows and ensemble roles in several Mainstage musicals. This year the interns will get their own production as part of the Mainstage alternating rep with Spring Awakening: In Concert. This very intensive and educational experience often leads to post-Weathervane roles in regional theatre, national tours and Broadway productions. Current alumni of the program include Brittney Johnson who recently made history as the first black performer to play the role of Glinda in Wicked on Broadway and Ari’el Stachel who won the 2018 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony Award for his performance in The Band’s Visit.