theater

Thank you for your interest in Wonder Theater! Story telling teaches us a lot about the past, the present, and the potentials of the future. With a unifying theme as the framework for inspiration, students develop a collection of mini productions enacting different areas of history.  

prep theater

Through theater games, speaking exercises, and memorization from quality literature, quotes, or scripture, students learn and practice fundamental principles and techniques of theater. 

Theater students begin the year together and are placed into Prep Theater or Storytellers based on the child’s readiness. Placement determinations are made with several factors in mind, such as prior theater experience, ability to focus, maturity level, research skills, and independence.

Placement in an ensemble is at the sole discretion of Wonder guides. Students do not audition for a specific ensemble. Each student is evaluated on their own skill level and is placed in an ensemble that best fits their theater, social, and emotional needs.

NON-AUDITION

AGE7+ years; younger ages upon approval

EXPERIENCE: 0+ years

ESTIMATED DURATION IN CLASS: 1-5 years

SUPPORT NEEDED: Parent volunteers are particularly needed for building sets and assisting with costume creation.

storytellers

Coaches support students learning and enacting the responsibilities of the entire theater process, from concept development to performance. Historical research is required outside classroom time in order for the students to develop characters, settings, and customs that are accurate to the lifestyle and culture of the selected time period from the theater timeline.

Theater students begin the year together and are placed into Prep Theater or Storytellers based on the child’s readiness. Placement determinations are made with several factors in mind, such as prior theater experience, ability to focus, maturity level, research skills, and independence.

Placement in an ensemble is at the sole discretion of Wonder guides. Students do not audition for a specific ensemble. Each student is evaluated on their own skill level and is placed in an ensemble that best fits their theater, social, and emotional needs.

NON-AUDITION

AGE7+ years; younger ages upon approval

PREREQUISITE: 7-10 year olds require 1+ years of theater experience or 1+ year in Wonder STORYTELLERS

SUPPORT NEEDED: Parent volunteers are particularly needed for building sets and assisting with costume creation.

parts of a traditional theater

PRE-PRODUCTION

producer

director

playwright

costume designer

set designer

music director

choreographer

PRODUCTION

actor (non-verbal)

actor (verbal)

dancer

marketer 

musician

narrator

paint crew

PRODUCTION SUPPORT

audio engineer

backstage

carpenter

electrician

front of house manager

lighting technician

production manager

stagehands

stage manager

assistant stage manager

technical director

THEATER CREW

theater manager

costume director

marketing director

director of audience services

house manager

usher

ticketing agent

crew chief

custodial staff

stage crew

running crew

Wonder

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