Thoreau Theatre

Department Announcements


Voices of Now

What is Voices of Now?
Voices of Now is an acting, writing, devising program for young artists provided by Arena Stage, D.C.’s oldest, largest producing theater. Voices of Now artists learn the tools of theater performance, such as movement, vocal expression and collaboration, by taking a series of four workshops in the fall. Participants who attend all four workshops are eligible to audition for the exclusive Voices of Now Thoreau Ensemble, which meets from January through May at Thoreau Middle School. Ensemble members work with professional actors and directors to study acting and to write an original play performed at Arena Stage.

When is Voices of Now?
Choose from three series:
Series 1: October 21, 22, 23 & 24
Series 2: October 28, 29, 30 & 31
Series 3: November 11, 12, 13 & 14
Students must be able to attend all four dates of a series to sign up.
Workshops and Rehearsals are after-school, from 2:30-4:30 pm
The workshop series is limited to 20 students. Turn in your application ASAP! No experience is required. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where is Voices of Now?
Workshop series take place at Thoreau Middle School.

How Do I Sign Up for Voices of Now?
Fill out the attached form and return it to Ms. Cunningham.
A parent/guardian signature is required.


How do I know what Voices of Now Workshop series I am in?
Click the link below to see what session you were accepted into.  Please note that you must be logged into your student email to access the list


The International Thespian Honor Society

Accepting new members now!


The International Thespian Society (ITS) is a worldwide Honors Society for Theatre students. Thoreau’s Thespian Society Troupe works to plan activities for the department, such as fundraising opportunities, community service projects, and fun theatre department events.


Any 7th and 8th grade Thoreau students may join the Thespians at any time throughout the year- All you need to do is start coming to the meetings and events and start earning points!