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JAMAICA PLAIN (AGES 8-12)

The Jamaica Plain Troupe is for young people ages 8 to 12. The Troupe produces two original musicals a year. Physical and vocal techniques, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The JP Troupe meets on Tuesdays at Hope Church in JP, 4:00-6:00 pm, with two weekend rehearsals during each session. Production week and opening performances are at the Footlight Club in JP, in January and May. The Troupe then tours each show throughout the community as a social service. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $525 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

SPRING 2018 AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

SPRING 2018 RETURNING STUDENT ENROLLMENT NOW CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN MEETING TIME, NOW 4:00pm to 6:15pm

New actor auditions will be held by appointment on Tuesday, January 16th, 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Hope Church, Jamaica Plain

Enrollment for Jamaica Plain Troupe is now closed.
Please email Info@FreelancePlayers.org and we would happy to add your name to the waiting list.

RETURNING

Returning JP Troupers (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at the Hope Church, Jamaica Plain.  If you won’t be returning to the JP Troupe, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.

NEW

There is currently a waiting list for our Jamaica Plain Troupe. Please email Info@FreelancePlayers.org and we would happy to add your name to the list.

New actor auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 16th, 4:00-6:00pm at the Hope Church, Jamaica Plain. Auditions are by appointment; to schedule an audition, please call Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065. Click here for more information on the audition process.

SPRING REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

All Tuesdays 4:00-6:15pm at Hope Church, Jamaica Plain

Additional Rehearsals:

  • Saturday Rehearsals TBA

PRODUCTION WEEK

At the Footlight Club, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain.
We need everyone in the cast to be present every day.

  • Monday, April 30th, 4:00pm- 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday, May 1st, 4:00pm- 6:15 pm
  • Wednesday, May 2nd, 4:00pm- 6:15 pm
  • Thursday, May 3rd 4:00pm- 6:15 pm. Open dress rehearsal at 4:15 pm
  • Friday, May 4th, 4:00 followed by Opening performance at 6:15 pm

PERFORMANCES

  • Opening: Friday May 4th, The Footlight Club, 5:30 pm

LOCATIONS

Hope Church
85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain
(regular Tuesday rehearsals and auditions)

Footlight Club
7 Eliot St # A, Jamaica Plain, MA
(production week)

JAMAICA PLAIN TROUPE STAFF

  • Director: Zach Stuart
  • Musical Director: Jeff Kimball
  • Choreographer: Holly Tarnower
  • Assistant Director: Gwen Coburn
  • Costume Design: Lili Meisel

Zach Stuart is a filmmaker and arts educator. He was born and raised in Jamaica Plain and has been teaching theater and visual arts in the Boston Area for the past fifteen years. He is the co-founder of Sly Productions, a production company committed to creating thought-provoking media that explores culture, religion and identity across borders. He directs children of all ages in both musical, movement based and straight theater. He directs the Footlight Club Troupe and is the assistant director of the Freelance Players. Zach is also an actor/singer with Urban Improv.

Jeff Kimball is the Music Director for the JP and Newton troupes. Jeff is an improvisational actor and pianist, a theatrical music director, a mechanical engineer, a songwriter, a runner & cyclist, a multi-instrumentalist, and a musician/actor/educator with Urban Improv.! Jeff performs irregularly with the Phil Henry Acoustic Trio and with The Furies, a jazz duo. He is also active in various community theatre groups around Boston, and is a Music Director at ImprovBoston.

PHOTOS

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
FALL 2017

CLAMS CASINO
SPRING 2017