Do you love to imagine and create your own stories? Do you love to perform? Curious about being on stage?

Join Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater’s WHAT for Kids! Workshops to learn all about the ins and outs of making theater, explore the performing arts, and most of all – have fun!

Curtains Up! 

An Introduction to Acting
Grades 3 – 5
Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 (March 4 – April 8, 2024)
Instructor: Paige O’Connor

Registration is now closed for this workshop.


It’s time to take the stage! In this 6-week class, junior actors will have the opportunity to build their confidence, communication skills, and creativity through the fun of theater acting. This course emphasizes harnessing a young actors’ imagination to be able to effectively craft their own stories to share with an audience of friends and family in a final class performance. Suitable for young actors who love to play pretend and get lost in their own imagination, and want to learn how to do so with their peers on the stage. Curtains up!

Putting It Together

Acting for the Stage
Grades 6 -12
Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 (March 5 – April 9, 2024)
Instructor: Paige O’Connor

Registration is now closed for this workshop.


Part of being a great actor is understanding the big picture. Young actors in this 6-week course will learn the fundamentals of scene work and play structure, with the ultimate goal of creating their very own showcase material inspired by the works and exercises studied in class. This class is perfect for both beginners and more advanced students, as the focus is building a strong foundation with which to approach all theater work. All students will have the opportunity to perform at the end of the course in a performance for invited family and friends.

Improv for Kids

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:00 (March 6 – April 10, 2024)
Instructor: Katie Pentedemos

Registration is now closed for this workshop.

Students will leave this improv class with all of the tools to be a supportive, character driven improviser who says “yes, and” to their scene partner to build fun, game based scenes as a team. Students will play improv games, do acting exercises and get an opportunity for one-on-one coaching.

Introduction to Long Form Improv 

Grades 6 – 12
Fridays 3:30 – 5:00 (March 8 – April 12, 2024)
Instructor: Geoff Borman

Registration is now closed for this workshop.

A series of classes and exercises to cover the bases of long form improv. Saying “yes and”, fundamentals of building a scene, working with other improvisers, listening, working from a strong reality base.

Masks & Monologues 

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00 (March 6 – April 10, 2024)
Instructors: Tia Scalcione & Dana Demers

Registration is now closed for this workshop.


Looking to the traditional symbol of the theater, children will be asked to create a unique mask of their own design. Inspired by the theatrical themes of comedy and tragedy, we will talk about the history of masking in theater and world cultures and approaches to creating their own character leading to a written and performed monologue. Mask forms and materials will be provided.

Multi Media Mask Making

Building Your Creative Ecosystem
Grades 6 – 12
Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 (March 7 – April 11, 2024)
Instructor: Mike Sullivan

Registration is now closed for this workshop.

Through mixed media mask making, participants can experiment with different avenues and techniques to make a personal wearable piece of art.  Participants will work toward a visual piece that could be incorporated into a performance, spoken word, runway or photography opportunity. Classes will also consist of demonstrations of different techniques, such as the process of assembling stained glass, cutting linoleum printing blocks, vocal performances, theater based movement exercises, and photography/videography.

Introduction to Lighting Design

Grades 9 – 12
Saturdays 9:00 – Noon (March 2 – March 23, 2024)
Instructor: Christopher Ostrom

Registration is now closed for this workshop.

This hands on workshop introduces participants to the art and craft of lighting design for live performance. We will explore the role and  process of the lighting designer, along with the function and qualities of various light sources.  Students will develop a functional vocabulary of lighting principals and equipment, and experiment with lighting scenes.

Tuition for each class is $25.  Full scholarships are available to any student.  Please contact Tia Scalcione at tia@what.org or 508-349-9428 x 102 for more information.