For Immediate Release:
Jan. 14, 2013
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H-B Woodlawn Teacher Receives Wolf Trap Performing Arts Grant
H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program theatre arts teacher Diana Haberstick is one of six area teachers to receive a $2,500 grant from the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
The grant is designed to enhance curriculum and enrich classroom learning. These grants recognize the instruction and performance achievements of public high school teachers within music, dance, and theatre disciplines throughout Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudoun Counties in Virginia; Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland; and the District of Columbia.
The funds allow teachers to explore projects that enhance their curriculum and connect to their students through the creation of new works and initiatives, culminating with final student performances.
The grant will help Haberstick’s theatre arts program move beyond the study of text-based, dialogue driven work to include a stronger focus on music, fine art, design, puppetry, lighting, sound, set design and costuming.
From January through May, nearly 200 students from the theatre program will participate in a series of workshops and residencies led by three guest artists. Stephen Shelter, technical director of the Schlesinger Auditorium, will conduct 12 sound and lighting workshops; Anne Gorman, a costumer who has worked in theatre, TV and film, will offer a residency to the school’s conservatory students as well as 10 after school workshops; and Baron Pugh, a set designer and recent graduate of George Mason University, will conduct 10 set design and application workshops for conservatory students and black box show directors and designers.
H-B Woodlawn students will use their training in the production of several plays that will be presented in February March, April and June.