The Village School Welcomes the Return of World-Class Theater Company Frantic Assembly

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Frantic will work with Village students in an immersive program to explore creativity

Frantic Assembly, known internationally for its innovative and hands-on approach to theater and its work on Harry Potter Live in the West End of London and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, will make its highly anticipated return to The Village School.

From September 19 – September 28, Frantic Assembly’s practitioners will mentor Village students on the foundational building blocks of theater. Students will experience firsthand Frantic’s one-on-one instructive approach, which encourages the idea of embracing the unknown to create brave, bold theater. Frantic’s visit culminates on September 28 with a public performance by Village students to unveil the result of their work with Frantic. Highlights from Frantic’s last visit at Village can be viewed here:

“Having Frantic Assembly on our campus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many students, and we’ve been lucky enough to host them three times in the past year,” said Gabriella Rowe, Head of School at The Village School. “We work hard to bring these types of diverse opportunities to our students because art is a critical part of our well-rounded STEAM program.”

The Village School’s fine arts curriculum is a rarity among Houston’s schools both public and private. At Village, students are introduced to fine arts in grade school, with the ultimate goal of building a strong base of creative skills as early in students’ lives as possible.

“Integrating a wide range of performing arts into our curriculum is vital to our students at every age,” said Yvonne Oaks, Assistant Director of Theater at The Village School. “Students who engage with the arts early and often learn the value of teamwork, and also are given tools to express themselves throughout their lives.”

Frantic Assembly’s initial visit to Village in September 2016 marked its first visit to Texas in the company’s 21-year history, and the company returned in January of this year to lead additional workshops. Since Frantic’s founding, the team has toured all across Great Britain and worked in 40 countries.

More about The Village School’s fine arts offerings can be found here:

About The Village School
The Village School, founded in 1966, has a tradition of rigorous and highly personalized learning paired with hands-on innovative methods of teaching. Located in the energy corridor of Houston, Village offers an American educational experience to its diverse and international student body who represent six continents and more than 60 countries. Part of the Nord Anglia Education network, Village is known for its excellence in math and science, and recently announced a new collaboration with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which will enhance its widely-recognized STEAM curriculum. An International Baccalaureate School. For a private tour contact admissions(at) or 281.496.7900. Visit for more information.

About Frantic Assembly
Award-winning theatre company Frantic Assembly’s method of devising theatre has been impacting theatrical practice and unlocking the creative potential of future theatremakers for 21 years. One of the most exciting theatre companies in the UK, Frantic Assembly is led by Artistic Director and co-founder Scott Graham, and has toured extensively across Great Britain, and worked in 40 countries internationally collaborating with some of today’s most inspiring artists.

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