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Washington-Hoyt After School Theater (WHAT)

Two sessions of Washington-Hoyt’s Theater class/productions will be held during the 2012-2013 school year. One in the Fall for grades 3-5 and one in the Spring for K-2 grades. Washington-Hoyt Afterschool Theater (WHAT) is a self-supported theater workshop program. Clinics run about 6 weeks in length and kids meet twice a week. . We are always welcoming support for the program in any form. Please let us know if you are interested in being involved! Contact Alison Hoseth (parent) or Erin O’Morlen (3rd grade teacher).


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

The Fall 2012 theater workshop experience will begin October 8th! The group will work toward the production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Mission: Our goal is to provide a fun, collaborative experience where students can build confidence and develop acting and singing skills. We welcome students of all ability levels.
Areas to help: Our directors will need support for costume, prop, and set design. If you can help in any area, please let the directors know via the slips that will be sent home with your actor!
Directors: Mrs. O’Morlen and Heather Jaasko-Fisher
Parent administrator (volunteer): Alison Hoseth
Dates and times: 3:30-5:30 Mon/Wed from October 8 – November 9. The last week of practice may include rehearsal Mon-Thurs in preparation for the show.
Performance: Likely November 9, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Expectations: In order for children to have a successful experience it is important that they attend all classes in addition to the final performance. Pack a small snack for after school.
Fees: $50.00 payable to WA-Hoyt PTA. Send in with your child or drop off in the office (PTA box).
Registration closes Friday, October 5, 2012. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Please make sure your family schedule will allow your student to attend all practices before registering. The directors (not the parent volunteer) will make decisions regarding attendance and participation if issues arise.


Questions? Contact Alison Hoseth or Mrs. O’Morlen.

About our Workshop Leaders
Mrs. O’Morlen has a bachelor’s degree in theatre with an emphasis on directing. She has taught drama classes for the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and Tacoma Little Theatre. She assisted Heather Jaasko-Fisher on numerous productions at Grant Center for the Expressive Arts while her children attended school there. She is still active in the theatre community and is the props master for Tacoma Opera.

Heather Jaasko-Fisher taught music and drama at Grant Center for the Expressive Arts for 11 years. She taught regular drama classes during the day K-5 and also ran after school enrichment classes. In addition, Heather has taught drama classes for Tacoma Little Theatre. Some of the productions she has done are Oliver, Annie, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Currently Heather is a field supervisor for the education students at UPS.

Questions? Contact Alison Hoseth

Missoula Children’s Theater Photo Album on Wa-Hoyt Website