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The Woods Academy

Where curiosity and confidence thrive.
The Show Must Go On
Mrs. Pabon, Music Teacher

Every year during their arts classes, 7th and 8th graders spend half the year in arts rotations and the other half working together on our school play; it’s a beloved hallmark of The Woods experience. This year, we won’t be able to present a Broadway Jr. musical. Instead, we’re partnering with Everyman Theatre to create our own original work about identity, perspective, and social justice.  

7/8 Arts Class Virtual Field Trip with "Queens Girl in the World" actor Dawn Ursula.

We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration with Everyman, a premiere professional theater in Baltimore. Everyman artists-in-residence kicked off our spring project with several workshops, including “Why Theatre Matters” and “Creating a Physical and Vocal Life of a Character.” This week, students have a virtual field trip to “Queens Girl in the World” by Caleen Sinnette Jennings. The play tells the story of Jaqueline Marie Butler, a Black teenager coming of age in the 1960s. Students also watched segments from Everyman’s “The House that Holds Us,” an original theatre work about fair housing.  

Interactive Padlet Play Guide- An Educational Resource to prepare students for watching the play.

After spring break, students will begin writing, creating, and composing material. They have the choice of exploring theater arts through multiple pathways including acting, dancing, music, visual arts, and dramaturgy.

Meet our Arts Team!

 

Mr. JP Clubbs

The Woods Academy Theater Director

 

Brianna McCoy

Everyman Theatre Director of Education and Community Engagement

 

Genna Styles

Everyman Theatre Education & Engagement Program Manager

 

Ms. Tiara Butler

Visual Arts Design

 

Mrs. Sharon Pabon

Music and Sound Design

Theater is a powerful vehicle for students to understand themselves and the world around them. We’re excited to bring you a glimpse of our extraordinary current events as seen through the eyes of our 7th and 8th graders! Join us for the production which will be streamed for our community during Arts Week in late May!