Professional BiographyDr. Timothy WillmotTheatre Department
My 2021-22 Schedule:
1st Film Studies 5th Planning 2nd Theatre I and II 6th Theatre I and Tech Theatre I 3rd Common Planning 7th Planning 4th Study Hall 8th Theatre III and IV Course Information Gradebook & Class Page School ResourcesPhoenix Extra Curricular Positions- NoneWelcome toBriar Woods Theatre!Hello and welcome to my website! This is Dr. Willmot and I am anxious but excited to return to the 2021-2022 school year! This will be my seventh year at Briar Woods, and starting my twenty-first year as a Theatre Director and Instructor in Loudoun County Public Schools. I look forward to a year of theatre full of wonder and excellence at Briar Woods High School!This fall Briar Woods Theatre is planning to be an up-and-running, fully-functional, ticket-taking facility. The rules and conditions are (as you know) CONSTANTLY shifting and changing though. To help us navigate and to keep things in perspective, the latest from Broadway is this:
All 41 Broadway theaters will require audience members to show proof of vaccination for entry.
Audience members must wear masks while inside the theater, except when eating or drinking in specific locations. Exceptions to the vaccination requirement include children under the age of 12 or those who are unvaccinated due to a medical condition or closely held religious belief.
Those individuals must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the performance start time.
The policies are currently in place through Oct. 31. These measures are scheduled to be reevaluated in September for shows starting in November and beyond.
The decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations for audience members was made by the Broadway theater owners. The announcement comes one day after the Broadway League and Actors’ Equity announced mandated vaccination for all Broadway casts and crews.
“With these procedures in place and recognizing the high vaccination rates among NYC audiences, Broadway continues to make safety our priority,” said Nick Scandalios, executive vice president of the Nederlander Organization. “As we get ready for Broadway’s big comeback, the entire theatre community is committed to the highest level of public health standards. We’re all eager to welcome our many patrons and fans back to the magic of Broadway.”
This week, the Centers for Disease Control issued new recommendations calling for vaccinated individuals to wear masks inside public places in areas with high COVID-19 case rates. New York City is currently one of those areas, but the state and city have not yet said whether those recommendations will become mandates.
“Springsteen on Broadway,” which began performances on June 26, and “Pass Over,” which is scheduled to begin performances Aug. 4, had already set similar vaccine requirements for audience members. The industrywide policy on vaccination comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise due to the highly transmissible Delta variant.
Broadway is preparing for a large reopening starting in September, with “Hadestown” and “Waitress” starting performances Sept. 2 and “Hamilton,” “The Lion King,” “Wicked,” “Chicago” and “Lackawanna Blues” resuming performances Sept. 14. In total, close to 30 Broadway productions are scheduled to resume performances before Oct. 31.
“As vaccination has proven the most effective way to stay healthy and reduce transmission, I’m pleased that the theatre owners have decided to implement these collective safeguards at all our Broadway houses,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League. “A uniform policy across all New York City Broadway theatres makes it simple for our audiences and should give even more confidence to our guests about how seriously Broadway is taking audience safety.”
At present, BWHS (through guidance from LCPS) has been told that a current vaccination will not be required for theatre audiences and that they may attend live performances, but with their masks in place at all times while in the building except when eating or drinking. We look forward to seeing your faces (well, eyes!) as the theatrical season gets underway!!
As we embark on a new and exciting year of theatre, I wish to thank you all in advance for being true to BWHS Theatre. As always, productions are dedicated to all the students, faculty, staff, and families of BWHS who support and believe in the power of the Arts!Our first performance slot has been set for December 9, 10, 11, and 12 and will feature the musical ELF!!The next performance slot for the winter play has been set for February 17, 18, 19, and 20 with snow dates on February 25, 26, and 27 with that production to be announced soon!Our last perfromacne slot will feature the Senior-Directed Student One Act Festival is slated for April 28 ,29, and 30.At the end of the year, May 25th, we are planning to have a collaborative Theatre/Choral banquet.Having said that, let me tell you a little bit about myself.Education:
- Bachelors degree, General Arts and Sciences from Penn State University
- Masters degree, MA-Arts Management, from American University
Masters degree, MAT-Secondary Teaching--Theatre, from American University
Doctoral degree, EdD-Higher Education Administration, from The George Washington University
Questions :Please contact me at Tim.Willmot@lcps.org
- Twenty years with LCPS at Broad Run and Briar Woods High Schools
- Prior to that, seventeen years professional arts experience in modern dance, technical theatre, and acting
- Additionally, thirteen years professional massage therapy experience, Virginia certified, Nationally certified
- Technical Director
Last Modified on September 8, 2021