JONESBOROUGH REPERTORY THEATRE
About the Theatre
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre (JRT) will be having registration for its fall classes throughout the month of August. Classes will be offered for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. This fall JRT will launch a new chapter in its theatre arts program. JRT has had a thriving theatre education program for nearly ten years. Now, JRT and the Town of Jonesborough will collaborate with EPIC Evolutions in building the town’s new arts school through the Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts.
“Arts makes a difference in the lives of our youth,” says Jonesborough’s Town Administrator, Bob Browning. “Jonesborough has been a home to our region’s young artists for years. We are now on the verge of completing a new arts facility, the McKinney Center. We are really excited about what the future holds for our community and region.”
Beginning, September 10, theatre arts classes will be held on Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. for students in 5th-7th grade and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for students in 8th -12th grades. On Tuesdays, classes will be offered for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. for students in 3rd and 4th grades.
JRT’s faculty is dedicated to the study and creation of a theatre arts curriculum that combines best practices and includes state standards. All classes are geared to set personal and whole class goals in theatre arts performance. Students will engage in theatre games and exercises that explore introductory and advanced technique development for pantomime, improvisation, voice and diction, storytelling, monologue, duet and group scene work, auditioning, movement for the stage, musical theatre, playwriting, and much more.
If interested, please register by emailing JRTstudents@yahoo.com or call 423-794-7858. The open house registration will be held on Tuesday, August 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. Separate workshops will be offered throughout the fall for adults as well. Please see the website for registration forms, updates and details on classes and workshops. www.jonesboroughtheatre.com.
125½ West Main Street
Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659