WLT is making efforts to continue the WLT For Kids program as safely as possible for kids, audiences and volunteers while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten public health. Last summer, WLT For Kids managed to produce three plays for virtual online video presentation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The New Little Red Riding Hood, and The Little Match Girl. This summer we are planning on doing two online presentations of One-Act plays, Oh Chad and Something Bad and Juice Box and Pretty Girl, and The Big Snore will be presented LIVE in our theatre!
What is the WLT For Kids program?
WLT For Kids is a summer theatre for kids by kids! Going strong since 2004, WLT for Kids is committed to providing quality theatre for young audiences and a learning environment for young thespians. The WLT for Kids program is a theatrical immersion experience where youth learn all aspects of theater during a summer session.
Who can be in the program?
Kids ages 12-18.
What productions does the program put on?
Usually, two shows are put on each summer: a play in June and a musical in July. In 2021, because of COVID restrictions, we are doing two collections of One-Act plays followed by The Big Snore live in our theatre. We will not be doing a musical in 2021.
When does the program run?
The program runs in the afternoon/early evening timeframe for the first play while school is still in session. Once school is out for the summer, the program runs Monday through Friday generally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where is the program held?
Most but not all of the rehearsals are at the Winchester Little Theatre.
Is there a participation fee?
Yes. The fee is usually $200 for the play and $300 for the musical. Compared to other summer programs, the fee is a bargain. For 2021, the fee will be $250 for the one non-musical play being produced.
Is there adult supervision?
Are parents expected to participate?
Yes. Parents are expected to participate in some way, which may include supervising youth, leading projects, assisting with painting/props/other areas, helping with hospitality, etc.
How do I get into the WLT For Kids summer program?
Auditions for the WLT For Kids Summer Program usually take place during the Spring. Watch here for news of the 2022 auditions.