Visiting Artist Program

Wolf Performing Arts Center's Visiting Artist Program brings the dramatic arts to schools in the greater Philadelphia area.

We will create and implement an individualized Dramatic Arts curriculum designed to meet the artistic needs of each school. Teachers will have the following goals in mind:

  • To expose students to the fundamentals of theatre and the dramatic arts
  • To build self-expression, self-confidence and public speaking skills
  • To develop skills in collaboration and peer interaction
  • To enhance critical thinking through theatrical activities
  • To build knowledge base of theatrical terms, the process of creating a product, and the elements needed for performance
  • To create a finished product that exemplifies the skills gained during residency
  • To support school curriculum by teaching through a theatrical lens

NEW! Online Visiting Artist Programming:

Wolf PAC teaching artists are also available for online programs! Through Zoom Meetings, or the platform your school uses for online learning, connect with Wolf Performing Arts Center to bring professional theatre artists to your students. We can provide either afterschool programs, or join in as part of your curriculum during the school day. Our goal is to enrich student's learning through the theatre arts by offering online programming that teaches collaboration, creativity, and confidence to performers of all ages!

Visiting Artist Programs include:

Artist-in-Residency Program: A Wolf PAC teaching artist will come during the school day to infuse dramatic arts in the curriculum. This program is based on the needs of the individual school—lasting a month, a semester or the entire school year. Students step into the world of theatre through improvisation, music, movement, games and performance. They will enjoy the dramatic arts and learn from professional actors.

After School Program: This weekly, one-hour, after-school program offers students an opportunity to learn all aspects of theater and participate in a showcase at the end of the program. 

Collaboration with School Theatre Department: A Wolf PAC teaching artist will come during rehearsal hours to assist in acting, singing, or dance coaching. The program is curated around the specific production and needs of the individual school. Students will hone their performance skills as they are lead by professional performers. 

Productions: The school will choose a production they wish to produce or work with Wolf PAC to develop an original script. Wolf PAC teaching artists will hold auditions, cast the show, and rehearse with students for their big performance!

In our 2019/2020 season Wolf PAC is proud to have partnered with:

  • Adath Israel on the Main Line
  • Chatham Park Elementary School
  • Eliza B Kirkbride School
  • Friends' Central School
  • Friends School Haverford
  • The Gateway School
  • Penn Wynne Presbyterian School
  • Perelman Jewish Day School
  • The Shipley School
  • Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
  • Woodlynde School

In our 2018/2019 season Wolf PAC is proud to have partnered with:

  • Friends' Central School
  • The Gateway School
  • Homeschool @ Wolf PAC
  • Penn Wynne Elementary School
  • Penn Wynne Presbyterian School
  • Perelman Jewish Day School
  • Regina Angelorum Academy
  • The Shipley School
  • Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
  • Woodlynde School

 

Interested in supporting a Visiting Artist Program in another school? Contact Sarah Braverman Wittwer at sarah@wolfperformingartscenter.org for more information!

Interested in bringing a Visiting Artist Program to your school? Contact Laura Barron at laura@wolfperformingartscenter.org for more information!