Willsboro, N.Y. – The Willsboro Central School Drama Club, in partnership the Depot Theatre Academy, will host a one-day Festival of Theatre Arts on May 14, 2022 from 9am to 4pm.

The Festival is free and open to all students in grades 7-12 from any school, and offers the opportunity for participation in workshops in singing, acting, dance, and behind-the-scenes technology with Depot Theatre teaching artists from Broadway and beyond.

“We’re pleased to offer this full, fun day of all things theatre,” said Jennifer Moore, Festival organizer, teacher, musician, and member of the Depot Theatre Advisory Council. “It’s a terrific opportunity for students to learn practical skills directly from professional artists, and even to explore theatre-related careers!”

“This event aligns perfectly with the Depot Theatre Academy’s plans to expand our education and outreach into regional schools,” said Ginene Mason, Depot Theatre’s new Academy Director of Outreach and Education. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Jennifer and the school to support their ongoing prioritization of arts and culture programming.”

Students are asked to wear masks when not performing. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is open and should be submitted by May 10. Registration form is available online HERE. For more information, contact Jennifer Moore at jmoore@willsborocsd.org.




The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and it is the only theatre in the Adirondacks that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The Depot Theatre’s 2022 programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Adirondack Foundation – Generous Acts Fund and the Essex County Arts Council.

The Depot Theatre Academy is a robust educational experience for area youth and a pathway for those interested in pursuing a profession in theatre—whether that’s backstage or on stage.