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 the 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

Fall 2018 Classes registration opens June 16th.
Fall Classes to be announced soon!

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THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. 
Please keep an eye on this site for our upcoming fall programs.

Summer Musical Theatre Camp 2018
 

Open to students entering 3rd through 12th grades

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Musical Theatre I (fall 2018) TBA

Musical Theatre II (fall 2018) TBA

 

MUSICAL THEATRE Instructors

 Jennifer Ross

Jennifer Ross

 Lucas Schmidt

Lucas Schmidt

 Heather Allen

Heather Allen

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Stage Combat (fall 2018) TBA

Adults, 18+
 

A course of study, designed to give students a clear understanding of the nature and practice of armed and unarmed combat for the stage and screen.  At the end of this course, each student will be expected to create and perform in a multi-person fight with at least one other student in the class.

INSTRUCTOR
Tom Flagg, AEA/SAG/AFTRA

 Tom Flagg

Tom Flagg

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Physical Comedy (fall 2018) TBA

Junior classes, 6th-9th grade

Adult classes, 10th grade-adult
 

A four-week course of study, designed to give students a clear understanding of the nature and practice of physical comedy for the stage and screen. Just a few of the skills taught will be The Spit Take, Knocking over a bottle or glass, and The Basics of a Comic Slap.  At the end of this course, each student will be expected to create and perform in a Physical Comedy scene with at least one other student in the class.

INSTRUCTOR
Tom Flagg, AEA/SAG/AFTRA

 Tom Flagg

Tom Flagg

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Voice & the Alexander Technique (fall 2018) TBA

Beginner VOICE using the Alexander Technique

Dr. Charlotte Anderson
Ages 15 to Adult
class limited to 12 students

Text: The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique by Anne Peckham (on Amazon, approx $18)

This is a basic class, useful for anyone wishing to learn more about the voice, no matter what your level of technical ability. It will focus on application of the basic concepts of vocal and Alexander technique to songs (or 16-32 bars audition repertoire) of your choice, via phrasing, color, dynamic variation, stage gesture, and character. 

Intermediate VOICE using the Alexander Technique

Dr. Charlotte Anderson
Ages 15 to Adult
class limited to 8 students

Text: The Contemporary Singer: Elements of Vocal Technique by Anne Peckham (on Amazon, approx $18)

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 (or 16-32 bars audition repertoire) 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.

INSTRUCTOR

 Dr. Charlotte Anderson

Dr. Charlotte Anderson

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American Sign Language (fall 2018) TBA

Age 13 - Adult

This is a basic class, useful for anyone wishing to learn more about this manual language, deaf history and culture.  We will focus on finger spelling, basic vocabulary, non-manual markers that add meaning to the basic signed vocabulary, facial expressions, body language, and more. 

TEXT:  Sign Language Made Simple: A Complete Introduction to American Sign Language, 1st Edition by Karen Lewis and Roxanne Henderson [ISBN # 978-0-385-48857-0].  (Amazon – Approximately $13.00)

INSTRUCTOR

 Janette Gaines

Janette Gaines

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Tap Classes (fall 2018) TBA

(AGES 12 AND UP)

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.
 

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

Tap Instructor

 
 Lindy Ley

Lindy Ley

 

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 Stage Lighting

Light Design apprenticeships available with Karen Elb upon special request and individual arrangements.

For more information, please contact Karen at kelb27@gmail.com.

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 (and adults) of all ages. 

Book the Players at your school or community center!

Upcoming Production: The commedia voyages of sinbad

Touring the Tri-Cities:  Spring 2018

All aboard for exciting sea-faring adventures as the commedia troupe guides us through a creative version of the seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor with patter verse, tumbling, mock combat, and clowning!  Visit foreign lands as the players bring to life the giant Roc bird, the King of the Skeletons, Zughub the Ogre, the Old Man of the Sea, and more!

Special school ticket price: $3 per person.

For more information, or to book the Players :

Call :
423.361.0442

Email :
JRTeducation@gmail.com