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)

'18-'19 Season Audition Dates

All auditions are held on the JRT stage unless otherwise specified.


Disney's Newsiesl*, directed by Janette Gaines
Apr 22 @ 3pm & 13 @ 7pm
More information

The Fantasticks, directed by Karen Elb

The Wild Women of Winedale, directed by Joe Smith

1940s USO Christmas Show*, directed by Jennifer Ross

The Miracle Worker, directed by Janette Gaines

Shrek the Musical*

Harvey, directed by Pam Johnson

*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
Lindy Ley
423.384.0518 -

Run Crew
Jennifer Ross
423.791.4440 -

Production Design: Costuming
Jennifer Ross

Production Design: Makeup
Jennifer Ross

Production Design: Props
Jennifer Ross

Production Design: Set
Jennifer Ross

Technical Design: Sound
Lucas Schmidt

Technical Design: Lighting
Karen Elb

Creative Direction: Choreography
Heather Allen

Creative Direction: Directing
Jennifer Ross

Friends of JRT
Jennifer Ross
23.791.4440 -