Waterwell is proud to be working with the Professional Performing Arts School, heading the drama program for 6th to 12th graders. For nearly twenty years PPAS has nurtured a new generation of actors who have gone on to college conservatories and professional work in theatre, television and film. Now, Waterwell will be working side by side with PPAS to develop some of the best actors, creators and devisors in the American theater.
A live performance is a dangerous thing. Plays are exciting because they're unpredictable. As much as we prepare, on a certain level, anything can happen. The only thing that has to happen, for the event tobe theatre, is human beings coming together to share a space and a story. The theater is one of the few places left where we can gather and share in a communal experience – where we can feel the mutuality, the "inescapable garment of destiny" that ties us together.
By entering this program you are beginning a long, hard and immensely gratifying journey of personal enlargement and artistic growth. You do it not merely for your own pleasure or enrichment (though there will be plenty of that), you do it more importantly as a member of a community, in order to add your own sparkling drop to the sea of human progress and happiness.
The workload will be large. The days, weeks and years will be long. Your teachers will challenge you, and you in turn will challenge them. Youhave been given a great opportunity and you will be asked to give something great back to the world. What that is will be up to you.