The Miracle Worker

The MasterWorks Festival theatre program will be producing William Gibson's Tony-winning play, The Miracle Worker, this summer, which marks it's 50th anniversary. It tells the true story of Helen Keller, who was left blind and deaf from an illness in infancy, and how her teacher, Annie Sullivan, half blind herself, struggled to break through dark silence to bring language.

Rich Swingle (director of the program, Claud in the upcoming film A Christmas Snow, performs eight one-man plays) and John Kirby (acting coach on The Prisoner, Count of Monte Cristo, Bobby Jones Stroke of Genius and about 20 others) will be co-directing the play. Other faculty will be announced soon. To see our report from last year, visit

We still have availability for students aged 16-26, so please forward this to anyone you know that would benefit from the program.

Students should purchase the Samuel French acting version and upload a monologue for any character/s for which they would like to audition. This can also count as an audition to the program. More instructions may be found at on the Theatre Audition Requirements page.

We had originally announced that we would produce The Foreigner, but while preparing we discovered insurmountable problems with making it work for our program.

The early application deadline is March 31.

Hope to see you soon!

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