Wilma AllStars is the young adult theater ensemble of the Wilma Theater. AllStars are immersed in all aspects of theater making. They attend all Wilma productions and meet every Wednesday after school in our rehearsal studio for snacks, games and theater making workshops with Wilma artists. During these workshops, AllStars are encouraged to explore their unique voices as artists, develop new skills as performers and theater makers, and work collaboratively to create and produce original theatrical performances.
AllStar Wednesdays at the theater occur throughout the school year and include attending the Wednesday preview of each show in the Wilma’s season, pre-show dinners and VIP access to Wilma artists. Other Wilma Wednesdays include backstage tours, tutorials in sound, lighting, props and costumes, and opportunities to meet and learn from Wilma administrative staff. Wilma AllStars are often offered internship opportunities through which they can earn school credit and paid stipends.
The program is capped at 16 participants, with first priority given to students who have participated in Wilma in-school residencies or Camp Wilma. Other applicants must be high school students in the city Philadelphia. While AllStars has mostly been meeting virtually throughout the pandemic, we did have a two week in person summer workshop this past June, and plan to begin meeting in person again most Wednesdays starting on Oct. 27, 2021 from 4:00pm-6:00 p.m. at 1213 Gerritt Street in South Philadelphia. Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all in person sessions. When virtual sessions are necessary, we meet from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Want to see it in action? Check out this video by Wilma AllStar, Ganiah Bracy:
There is no fee to participate in the program. All necessary materials, snacks, Septa passes, etc. are provided by the Wilma.