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WACHE Theatre Teen Troupe Class
We are so excited to offer teen theatre classes at WACHE School on Mondays. These classes focus on improv exercises, monologues, auditions, becoming fluent in theatre terms, understanding stage directions, and rehearsing for productions. Our teen theatre class is open to beginners all the way up to seasoned actors. There is a Tech Week before each play which includes rehearsals outside of WACHE School.
Theatrical Design Techniques Class
We also offer a Theatrical Design Techniques Class that teaches students about different facets like set building, sound effects, lighting, costume and make up, and props. Students will also work with the Theatre Teen Troupe class to prepare for each semester's play completing production-particular projects. This class will have a few big project days outside of the Monday class to work on projects that won't fit in the classroom.


Meet Our Director
Mendi Carlson
When I’m not belting out show tunes, I’m probably quoting a movie. I love helping kids come out of their shells and be proud of their accomplishments! During my first full year of teaching theatre at WACHE School, I directed the hilarious Once Upon a Crime to a sold-out audience. The following year, I directed Fowl Play to another sold-out audience. I believe public performance sets the stage for a well-rounded adult who will be able to engage any audience on the stage of life. I have been a homeschooling mom for 12 years and a theater mom for 8 years. I have been married for 19 years to my biggest fan, Jim, and I am the mother of three very animated minions.
Meet Our Theatrical Design Techniques Teacher
Ione Wise
Behind every good story, there is a whole world of imagination. Theatre production is a team sport and we will help make the magic come to life for our own WACHE theatre productions. I graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film and a minor in Psychology. I worked in film and commercial production for MARS Inc. in Dallas, and then later as a freelance scriptwriter and production assistant in the DFW area.