Wonderworks: Play By Play

University of Houston

  • $1000

  • June 8 2020

  • May 1 2020

  • 9th - 12th

  • Yes


Theater is one of the oldest and liveliest of the arts – a storytelling form that night-in, night-out still keeps audiences on the edge of their seats and couches, from Broadway to Blu-ray. Play by Play is your ticket to exploring this perennially popular, inherently multimedia mode of entertainment and literary endeavor in the company of fellow aficionados and yet-to-be-discovered actors, directors, playwrights, and critics. For two hours each morning you’ll “rehearse and rehearse” a Wonderworks Players workshop production for family and friends under the guidance of a seasoned director whose body of work includes not only Hamlet but Hairspray and pleasure points in between. After intermission for lunch, you’ll watch performances on film of some of the most memorable plays ever written or acted – both on and off the beaten path – introduced, screened, and discussed with the wit and wisdom of our own deep bench of theater mavens. And since everyone’s a critic, you’ll also sample short pieces of dramatic criticism and commentary to enrich your appreciation of the plays you see each afternoon, a few of which you might even decide to review yourself. Think of Play by Play as your own private theater club. No prior theatrical experience or knowledge required – just a trouper’s spirit and a zest for playing the parts (whether your name’s up in lights or not), while mining the plays on film and companion readings to develop a deeper, broader understanding of what makes theater work from both sides of the footlights.

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Opportunity Information

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Application Deadline

May 1 2020


Houston, Texas


June 8 2020

Financial AID


Grade Levels

9th / 10th / 11th / 11th / 12th / 12th

Last Updated on

December 10 2019

Opportunity Types

Summer Program

Important Dates

Start Date

June 8 2020

End Date

July 10 2020

Deadline Date

May 1 2020


No multiple sessions

Humanities and Social Studies