Theatre of Will
We are a nonprofit, interactive arts education company based in California. Our engaging presentations utilize S.T.E.A.M. concepts that motivate students to participate with our live Teaching Artists in a call to action to conserve our precious natural resources.
For over 20 years, our continued innovation has kept us on the forefront of immersive hands-on eduction. With overwhelmingly positive feedback from students and teachers alike, Theatre of Will continues to help foster a new generation of conservation-minded youth.
Our assemblies encourage students to think "outside the box" and participate in demonstrations that show various ways to save water & money in their homes. These animated musical presentations are designed to take place in school auditoriums, but can also be conducted in classroom settings if necessary.
THE 45-MINUTE PRESENTATIONS ARE SPONSORED BY THE LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER
Take a look at this animated trailer which complements Elementary School NGSS & ELA standards.
The Teaching Artist and animated characters take students on an entertaining and educational journey where they learn the importance of water and good water conservation techniques. The 45-min learning experience is designed to complement classroom curriculum.
A comprehensive Teacher's Handbook will be provided and a professional development session will take place in advance of the presentation where materials are explained to teachers.
Meet the Founder
Willard Simms is an American playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and educator most noted for his writing of the play "Einstein: A Stage Portrait". Willard is the author of 15 published plays and 14 television dramas. His works have been presented and won many playwriting awards in Italy, Telluride, New York, Los Angeles, Oklahoma, Denver, London, and many other national and international locations.
Willard's passion for the Arts & Education is what led him to start Theatre of Will in 2000, where he serves as the President and Artistic Director of TOW. Willard writes and produces plays that are implemented (virtually since COVID-19) in schools by an experienced staff of professional teaching artists and musicians.