WEST Ensemble Players

A season-long Pre-professional program, WEST Ensemble Players (WEP), explores and enriches acquired skills, including physical and vocal work, characterization, emotional truth and availability, active pursuit of an objective and ensemble storytelling. This important class encourages honing skills and taking greater risks. Students delve more thoroughly into character development and script analysis, with emphasis on creating acting objectives and discovering scenes through character relationships.

Although no set curriculum defines WEP, the program tends to focus on material that highlights intricacies of language (both classical and modern) and themes of social justice.

Class consideration  – This class is by Director invitation and recommended for advanced WEST students including those who have participated in our summer conservatories or those with a demonstrated commitment to the craft of acting and who enjoy experiential and project-based learning. Students will experience a variety of theatre methodologies and techniques throughout the curriculum and should be prepared with an open mind and a sincere desire to study the craft of acting.

Limited Availability –  The number of spaces available in the class is determined by the material selection and returning students have priority. Typically only one or two spaces open each year. There is an active wait list. Students who participate in conservatory-style programs, Page to Stage do have an admittance priority provided they are in good standing and demonstrate the commitment to succeed in WEP.

Commitment – New students who accept a position in the WEST Ensemble program commit to a full academic year (September – mid April) and must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Returning WEP students may request a fall or spring semester. This class must take priority over other extra-curricular activities. This is a commitment to excellence.

Parents: This is a full season commitment.  If your player does not finish the season for any reason, you are still bound to the financial obligation. 

2019/2020 Theme: Shakespeare

  1. Fall Production: Much Ado About Nothing
  2. Winter/Spring Production: Julius Caesar
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  1. Prerequisite: Director’s Invitation Only 
  2. Grades: 10-12
  3. Time: 6:15pm – 8:45pm
  4. Class Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 4-Nov. 20 (ADO)
  5. Wednesdays, January 15 – April 22   (JULIUS CAESAR)
  6. and Tech & Show schedules listed below.
  7. Location: Broadway Playhouse
  8. Cost: $200 per month for 8 months
  9. Please note the tuition cost is based on total program hours, not weekly classes.


Shakespeare’s political thriller tells the story of the conspiracy against Caesar, his assassination and the defeat of his conspirators. 

  • Tech & Dress:
  1. Tuesday, April  21 from 6:00 pm – 9 pm,
  2. Wednesday, April  22 from 4 pm – 9 pm,
  3. Thursday, April 23 from 4 pm – 9 pm
  4. Friday, April 24 from 4:30pm – 7pm
  • Performances: Friday, April 24 @ 7:30pm,
        • Saturday, April 25 @  3pm & 7:30pm,
        • Sunday, April 26 @ 3pm
  • Mandatory Strike: Sunday, April 26  from 4:30-6pm


Fall Theme: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Tech & Show Dates: 

  • Tech & Dress:
  1. Tuesday, Nov 19 from 5 – 7:30pm
  2. Wednesday, Nov. 20 class extended from 5:00pm – 9pm,
  3. Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 – 9 pm,
  4. Friday, Nov. 22 from 4:30pm – 7pm
  • Performances: Friday, November 22 & 7:30pm; Saturday, Nov. 23 @ 2pm; and Sunday, November 24 @ 2pm
  • Mandatory Strike: Sunday, November 24 following last performance.


A limited number of partial scholarships available. You must register at the time you apply for a scholarship to hold a spot in the class. Scholarship request deadline: September 1, 2019.

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