Get Involved

We exist because you care about the arts.

JRT is a community theatre in every sense of the word. Without the enthusiasm of local thespians, the support of local businesses, and the dedication of local audiences, the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre would cease to be.

 There are three ways anyone can get involved at JRT:

Audition     Volunteer     Sponsor

(scroll through these options below)

'19-'20 Season Audition Dates

All auditions are held on the JRT stage unless
otherwise specified.
For more information, search for the audition
event page on Facebook..



*Indicates a musical production

What to Expect at Auditions

Wear clothing comfortable for movement. Dance shoes are recommended for musical auditions though not required.


  • Cold readings of the script

  • Group vocal exercises

  • Group dance exercises

  • If you wish to be considered for a solo, please prepare a short musical selection relevant to the style of the musical. Solos are not mandatory for those auditioning for ensemble roles.

Straight Plays

  • Cold readings of the script

  • Possible improvisational exercises

  • Monologues relevant to your desired role may be prepared in the case of reading or hearing difficulties.

Volunteer Opportunities

There is so much more to a theatrical production than acting! Whether you have experience or want to try something new, consider the other creative & service opportunities at JRT. We are always looking for help in the following categories:

Box Office Volunteers

Concessions Assistants


Stage Management
Light & Sound Board Operators
Wardrobe & Makeup Assistants
Stage Crew

Production Designers

Makeup Design
Prop Design & Creation
Set Design & Construction

Technical Designers

Sound Design
Lighting Design

Creative Directors


the Friends of JRT

JRT support group for all other

administrative and maintenance needs.

Who to Contact

If you are interested in getting involved in the behind-the-scenes, please contact the person associated with your area of interest:

Box Office
Madelyn Goward

Production Teams
Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt
423.791.4440 -

Janette Gaines

Technical Design: Sound
Lucas Schmidt

Technical Design: Lighting
Karen Elb

Creative Direction: Choreography
Heather Allen

Friends of JRT
Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt
423.791.4440 -

Pam Johnson