Category Archives: LWT Education

New Haven’s First Time at National August Wilson Monologue Competition

“As of tonight, you are all Wilsonian soldiers.” This was the rallying cry of Kenny Leon, Artistic Director of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. He was speaking to 24 high-school students from all over the country who had gathered to perform Wilson’s monologues at the tenth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, a program which… Continue reading →

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Meet the Resident Teaching Artists

Long Wharf’s Teaching Artists work in classrooms all over Connecticut to help teachers and students integrate theater with their daily learning. Treneé McGee and Ayla Davidson are LWT’s Resident Teaching Artists and work with the Education Department all year long on a variety of different projects. Read our interviews with them to learn more about… Continue reading →

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Inside Studio School

“Number 23: Don’t say “Bless you” when they sneeze, refuse to say it when they insist.” “24! Insist on learning to play the piano, when they enroll you insist that you want to learn to play guitar instead.” “And finally, 25: Follow them around, refuse to tell them what you want.” “And that’s 25 ways… Continue reading →

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All About Ed Lab

On three Saturdays per year, you can find over twenty schoolteachers from all over Connecticut gathered in one of Long Wharf’s rehearsal halls. They might be performing Shakespearean monologues, sharing memories from their childhoods, or writing original plays. No matter the day’s topic, there is always a palpable feeling of warmth and community. This is… Continue reading →

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Creative Exchange

This past Friday evening, over twenty teachers gathered in one of Long Wharf’s rehearsal halls to mingle with members of the theatre’s Education staff and discuss goals for the new school year. The night always consists of a cocktail hour and a show and occurs six times over the course of Long Wharf’s season. “I… Continue reading →

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Meet the Staff: Madelyn Ardito

Some of my most indelible memories of Fall are intertwined with my memories of going back to school; from picking the perfect backpack for grade school to moving in to college dorms. It seemed then appropriate to me that just as we approached Fall this year, we named a new Director of Education at LWT…. Continue reading →

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