Long Wharf’s Studio School offers classes for artists in grades K – 12 all year long! All of our programs are built upon three pillars: creativity, empathy, and teamwork. Students will learn the fundamentals of acting, devising, problem solving, and being a collaborative team member. We believe that all students regardless of experience level can learn valuable life skills through theatre.

All classes culminate with a celebratory showcase for friends and family on the last day of class in our Stage II Theatre.

STUDIO SCHOOL is sponsored by THE FREDERICK A. DeLUCA FOUNDATION

Winter Studio School

Imagination Station: Mythical Creatures
Open to students in grades K – 1
Saturdays, January 4 – February 22 from 9AM to 10AM

Once upon a time there was a group of young actors who loved to play pretend. Join us as we explore popular fairytales and perform them with a twist. Which character will you become? Cinderella? King Triton? Pinocchio? We guarantee that everyone will live happily ever after!

Creative Play: Creating Climate
Open to students in grades 2 – 5
Saturdays, January 4 – February 22 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM

Earthquake!!!! Take cover! All over the world, people are facing natural disasters that we’ve never experienced. Let’s shake our foundation as we use theatre to discover more about the climate of the world around us.

Story Builders: Manifest Magic
Open to students in grades 6 – 12
Saturdays, January 4 – February 22 from 1PM to 3PM

Speak what you seek, until you see what you’ve said. The power of your words is boundless. Let’s create our future with boundary breaking theatre. Student’s words will guide the class to creations beyond their wildest dreams.

Tuition fees*:

Imagination Station $125

Creative Play $250

Story Builders $250

February Break Workshop

We will have one session over the February Break for you to try and see if you’d like to sign up for 1,2,3,4, or all 5 of our April workshops!

Laugh Lab

Friday, February 21 from 9AM – 3PM

If you love to make everyone around you laugh, then the Laugh Lab is for you! Students will explore improvisation through hilarious games and exercises. Learn to create a character from scratch, think quickly on your feet, and work as a troupe to put on a truly original show! New games and exercises will be taught each session, so you will not be repeating if you sign up for more than one Laugh Lab!

Cost $60

If you sign up for this workshop, you will get one free for the April workshops!

Spring Studio School

Imagination Station: Lions, Tigers, & Aardvarks?
Open to students in grades K – 1
Saturdays, April 4 – May 23 from 9AM to 10AM
Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. Join us as we explore the many animals around the globe. The big, the small, the stout and the tall. Which animal will you become? A walrus? A giraffe?

Creative Play: Futuristic Fantasy
Open to students in grades 2 – 5
Saturdays, April 4 – May 23 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM
What does the future look like to you? Flying cars? Jetpacks? Participants will work together to explore the endless possibilities of our future.

Story Builders: Devised Theatre
Open to students in grades 6 – 12
Saturdays, April 4 – May 23 from 1PM to 3PM
What do you want to say to the world? How can you say it so the world listens? Bring all of your skills and experiences to Long Wharf and create a brand new piece of thought provoking theatre. This class is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring actors, writers, and directors.

Tuition fees*:

Imagination Station $125

Creative Play $250

Story Builders $250

April Vacation Workshops

April Vacation Workshops (April 13th – 17th)

Over April vacation, we will be hosting 5 workshop days from 9AM-3PM to give you something fun to do during spring vacation

Spend April Vacation at Long Wharf! Each day focuses on a different theatre activity, such as improvisation, playwriting, or design. Register for any combination of workshop days. All camp days operate 9AM – 3PM and are open to students in grades 2-8. No experience necessary for any of these workshop days, just come with a willingness to try new things and have FUN! Register for just $60 a day.

Laugh Lab – Monday, April 13

If you love to make everyone around you laugh, then the Laugh Lab is for you! Students will explore improvisation through hilarious games and exercises. Learn to create a character from scratch, think quickly on your feet, and work as a troupe to put on a truly original show! New games and exercises will be taught each session, so you will not be repeating if you sign up for more than one Laugh Lab!

DESIGN DAY  – TUESDAY, APRIL 14

Students will learn how designers and technicians work together to build sets, props, and costumes for professional theatre. With the help of Long Wharf staff, participants will bring their own design dreams to life.

LAUGH LAB – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

If you love to make everyone around you laugh, then the Laugh Lab is for you! Students will explore improvisation through hilarious games and exercises. Learn to create a character from scratch, think quickly on your feet, and work as a troupe to put on a truly original show! New games and exercises will be taught each session, so you will not be repeating if you sign up for more than one Laugh Lab!

CREATIVE PLAY – THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Actors will unite to bring stage adaptations of the most popular fairytales to life before their very own eyes. Using simple props, instruments, voice, and body techniques our ensemble will work together to create the world of the play for a live audience.

LAUGH LAB – FRIDAY, APRIL 17

If you love to make everyone around you laugh, then the Laugh Lab is for you! Students will explore improvisation through hilarious games and exercises. Learn to create a character from scratch, think quickly on your feet, and work as a troupe to put on a truly original show! New games and exercises will be taught each session, so you will not be repeating if you sign up for more than one Laugh Lab!

*Payment plans and financial aid are available for families in need.
Questions? Contact Long Wharf’s Education Programs Coordinator, Jacqueline Brown at Jacque.brown@longwharf.org or 203.777.7027.

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICIES
Refunds will only be granted for medical or other extenuating circumstances.
If classes are canceled due to inclement weather, you will be notified via email and phone. These classes will be rescheduled.