Springboard and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Celebrate WiseWrite’s 19th Season

The kickoff of another school year also means the start of a new WiseWrite season. The school-year-long program is a collaboration between Springboard and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Fifth grade students at Wyland Elementary in Overland and Hudson Elementary in Webster Groves begin the play-writing experience on September 18.

Over the course of the school year, students learn play writing techniques, examine theater terminology, and develop their own story. A backstage tour of the Rep generates lots of excitement and provides real-life context for their efforts. The program culminates with the annual WiseWrite Festival on March 30, 2015. Several student-written plays are performed on the main stage by professional actors. The public is invited to attend this free event!

Many thanks to the volunteer coaches and to Mary Ann Lee for her financial support.