Education

Education is essential to our mission and the success of our theatre.

We feel called to share the gifts of theatre with our community and love seeing the confidence and joy it brings to children and adults alike. As a community organization, we depend on constant learning to enable our company of volunteers to rise to the high standards of entertainment to which we aspire. Many of our participants began involvement at JRT with little to no theatre experience, and some of our brightest emerging actors have come up through our youth theatre classes.

Click here for a summer camp Registration FORM 
or email OUR Education Director, Janette Gaines,
at jrteducation@gmail.com.

Please send the form and your payment to:

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre
Education
PO Box 585
Jonesborough, TN  37659

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Musical Theatre

SPRING SEMESTER

Disney's THE LION KING, JR.
MUSICAL THEATRE II

8th - 12th Grade

14 Weeks of Classes:
Jan 12 - Apr 13, 2017
Classes: Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm
Performances: Apr 12 & 13, 5:00 & 7:30pm

$130 per student
Family Discount: $125 per student

Disney's THE LION KINg, JR.
MUSICAL THEATRE I

K - 7th Grade

14 Weeks of Classes:
Jan 12 - Apr 11, 2017
Classes: Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm
Performances: Apr 18 & 19, 5:00 & 7:30pm

$130 per student
Family Discount: $125 per student


SPRING REGISTRATION

CLOSED

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SUMMER CAMP

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH, Jr.

3rd - 12th Grade

2 Weeks of Classes:
July 3-14, 2017
Classes: Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tech rehearsal: Sat, July 15, 12:00pm - 4:00 (mandatory)
Performances: Sun, July 16, 3:00 & 7:00

$175 per student
(includes class T-shirt)
 

SUMMER REGistration:

Opening Registration Date: April 10, 2017
We will have registration at the Stage Door (next to the theatre) from 4:00-6:00 on Monday, Apr 10th.
Click here for registration form

Closing Registration Date: TBA

FALL CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

MUSICAL THEATRE Instructors

Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross

Janette Gaines

Janette Gaines

Lucas Schmidt

Lucas Schmidt

Heather Allen

Heather Allen

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Voice & the Alexander Technique

FALL CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

 

 

Beginner VOICE using the Alexander Technique

Dr. Charlotte Anderson                                                                               $120/student

   Ages 15 to Adult

This is a basic class, useful for anyone wishing to learn more about the voice, no matter what your level of technical ability. We will focus on optimizing posture/alignment, breath, support, phrasing, color, dynamic variation, stage gesture, and minimizing vocal injury. 

 

Intermediate VOICE using the Alexander Technique

Dr. Charlotte Anderson                                                                               $120/student

Ages 15 to Adult

This class picks up where the basic level class left off. Open to anyone who has had the Basic Class, Voice or Alexander Technique lessons.  Students will continue to learn about the voice as it applies to their level of technical ability.  It will focus on application of the basic concepts of vocal and Alexander technique to songs of your choice, via phrasing, color, dynamic variation, stage gesture, and character.

For more information about Dr. Anderson and the Alexander Technique, please visit her site: charlotteanderson.com.

 

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Theatre Basics

(5th-12th Grade)

FALL CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Whether you have experience in live theatre performance or not, this class is designed to give anyone an advantage at their next audition or show. The class is intended to teach basic theatre vocabulary and covers performance goals such as correct voice technique, stage movement, and character development. Students will learn through improvisational exercises, short scenes, and monologues.
The final class will consist of class demonstrations for family and friends. 
For more information, please contact jrteducation@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION

INSTRUCTOR

Janette Gaines

Janette Gaines

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Tap Classes

(AGES 12 AND UP)

UPCOMING CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

$125 per student
 

TAP I

This instructional tap class for stage performance is an exciting beginner class for teens and adults of all ages. You will learn to perform easy-to-follow tap dance steps for beginners and become acquainted with the terminology of tap, which equips  you to quickly learn a variety of combinations and routines. Along with these basic steps, students will also learn ear training to improve rhythm and musicality. This class is designed to introduce students to this important musical theatre dance form and would be great for actors and singers looking to expand their dance skill set.

TAP II

Tap II is designed for the student who is familiar with basic tap terminology and definitions, and who has some experience in fundamental tap combinations. Correct technique and body placement will be emphasized and each step explained in accurate musical counts. Level II Tap will expand on basic fundamentals and concepts and will equip the student to build combinations and dance popular tap routines. This class would be excellent for musical theatre performers who are trying to improve their dance skills.
 

REGISTRATION

For more information, contact Lindy at melavara@gmail.com.

 

Tap Instructor

 
Lindy Ley

Lindy Ley

 

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Intro to Puppetry

(8th GRADE AND UP)

UPCOMING CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

$100 per student

Instructors: Lindy Ley and Derek Smithpeters

This class is an 8-week course designed to introduce you to the exciting world of puppetry! Students will learn about different kinds of puppets, as well as how puppets are used around the world. In addition, students will be taught how to bring the puppets to life and how to give them unique and engaging movement characteristics. Students will also learn how to construct puppets. They will put all of these skills to use building puppets for the Musical Theatre classes' production of The Lion King
For more information, please contact Lindy at melavara@gmail.com.

REGISTRATION

CLOSED

PUPPETRY INSTRUCTORS

Lindy Ley

Lindy Ley

Derek Smithpeters

Derek Smithpeters

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Introduction to Stage Lighting

(AGES 12 AND UP)

FALL CLASSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

$100 per student

Instructor: Karen Elb

Explore the science and art of stage lighting! This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of light physics, the different types of lighting equipment used to light the stage, and how to help tell a story with light. 
For more information, please contact Karen at kelb27@gmail.com.

 

REGISTRATION

INSTRUCTOR

Karen Elb

Karen Elb

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The Jonesborough Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts

The theatre classes at Jonesborough Repertory Theatre are a part of the Town of Jonesborough's Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts. For more fine arts classes with the program, please refer to the program center: the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School.

The JRT Players

This engaging group of actors prepares one-act touring shows designed to delight children of all ages. 

Book the Players at your school or community center!

Upcoming Production: The commedia, Robin Hood

Touring the Tri-Cities:  Spring 2017

The merry troupe — Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin, and Rosetta — tackle, tumble, trick, and trip their way through the tale of Robin Hood with fantastic abandon.  Get ready for action-packed clowning with puppets, singing, patter verse, and mock combat in this unforgettable adaptation.

Special school ticket price: $3 per person.

For more information, or to book the Players :

Call :
423.361.0442

Email :
JRTeducation@gmail.com