“The students were fascinated by the backstage tour, as you could see. It really made for a special experience for these freshmen and I can't thank you enough.” 
—Rose Malague, University of Pennsylvania

“Many of us left feeling very inspired. All we wanted to do was tell a really great story too.”  —Student, Upper Dublin High School

Education Programs

Season

WILMA CLASSROOM

An integral part of the Wilma’s artistic mission is to “engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life.” Wilma Classroom is a program designed to exploit the unique learning opportunities that emerge when students confront these complexities outside the traditional classroom setting. The anticipation that live theater generates, the sense anything can happen at any moment, along with the Wilma’s style of fusing culturally relevant themes with high velocity theatricality, combine to create a spontaneous and compelling learning laboratory for students.

WILMA CLASSROOM provides educators with curricular support and complimentary programming to assist them in integrating a live theater performance into their curriculum. 

PROGRAM ELEMENTS: Educators can choose to take advantage of any or all of the following offerings included in the price of the ticket:

  • Initial meeting/conversation between Education Director and educator to discuss course relevance and outline a plan specific to the needs of the class.
  • A copy of the production script (when possible) for perusal.
  • A copy of our Educator Guide (when available), which provides background on the play, artist interviews, historical context, discussion questions and in class activities.
  • Supplemental Research containing selections from our Actor Packet, which is dramaturgical research material compiled for the actors by our literary department.
  • Pre-show discussion or interactive workshop (either in your school or at the Wilma) to help prepare students for the show.
  • Post-show discussion or interactive workshop (either in the classroom or at the Wilma) to answer questions and add insight into the play, the artistic concept, and the production process.
  • Wilma WynTix Student Group tickets are just $10/each.

 

For more information regarding Wilma Classroom, please contact:
Jenny Ruymann, Education Assistant
Jruymann@wilmatheater.org
215.893.9456 x113

Downloads

An Octoroon Education Guide.pdf

For more information regarding our Education programs, please contact:
Anne Holmes, Education Director

215.893.9456 x101 / AHolmes@wilmatheater.org / Fax 215.893.0895
The Wilma Theater, 265 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107