The Voices of Now 2023: Wendt Center Ensemble is accepting applications!
This collaborative program between Arena Stage and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a phenomenal opportunity for grieving teens in grades 9-12 to share their voices, perform on stage, learn about their grief, educate others about grief, and build relationships with their peers. Teaching artists and a grief therapist will support ensemble members onsite during all rehearsals.
Over four months, teens will participate in weekly sessions to develop a script about their feelings, thoughts, memories, and experiences of death-related losses. The program will culminate in a performance of their script at the May 2023 Voices of Now festival and the Wendt Center community forum.
Applications are due January 30th, 2023, with acceptances made on a rolling basis. A parent/guardian signature is required. All applicants will be scheduled for a virtual interview prior to participation.
- Format: In-Person
- Date & Time: February 21, 2023 – May 21, 2023; Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 pm
- Location: Arena Stage (1101 6th Street SW, Washington, DC)
- Cost: Free
- Vaccine/Mask Policy: All participants must be vaccinated. Exceptions are made for medical or religious reasons. Masks are mandatory.
Community service hours are provided to participants who complete the program.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.