Education — Judson Theatre Company

Education

 

Moore County high school students attend WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION in November 2019.

Judson Theatre Company has a multifaceted Education Program, including:

STUDENT PERFORMANCES:  For each production, up to 800 Moore County Schools high school students, from all three public high schools and all ethnic and economic demographics

–attend a performance of the show (for many it is their first time experiencing live professional theatre)

–receive the published script or book the play is based on (i.e. Twelve Angry Men, And Then There Were None, The Miracle Worker, Witness for the Prosecution)

–receive a professionally written study guide (funding permitting)

–engage in guided classroom study prior to attending the performance

–participate in a Q&A with the cast after the performance

For each student performance, hundreds of books are purchased and donated to MCS for classroom study and student use. Donors are acknowledged with bookplates inside the books they fund.

This collaboration between Judson Theatre Company and Moore County Schools brings literary classics with educational and cultural relevance to life for Moore County public school students. We are able to make these student performances available at no cost to the MCS public high school students thanks to our sponsors.

 

Two-time Emmy winner John Wesley Shipp meets and greets Moore County Schools students

Two-time Emmy winner John Wesley Shipp meets and greets Moore County Schools students

Donate today if you, your business, or your charitable organization would like to SPONSOR student performances!

INTERNSHIPS: For serious-minded high school and college age students considering a professional career in the arts, Judson Theatre Company is the bridge between their academic training and real-life professional work experience in all areas of theatre. Interns gain star-driven play credits that will remain on their theatrical resumes for years to come; references/letters of recommendation may also be available for exceptional interns. Interships involve a major time commitment. All interns receive a modest stipend upon successful completion of the internship.

Recently, our Stage Management intern Jacora “Koko” Watkins (Plaza Suite, Harvey, On Golden Pond) was profiled in PineStraw magazine (p. 75) CLICK HERE TO READ

And here’s a video featuring Lani Skelley, Production Intern and Understudy on Plaza Suite

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Pinecrest students working backstage during HARVEY with Emmy nominated TV legend Elinor Donahue (The Andy Griffith Show, Father Knows Best, The Odd Couple, Pretty Woman)

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS:  Judson Theatre Company offers $25 student rush tickets for all performances at the door for grade school, high school, and college students with ID (limit 2 per ID).  JTC has also received private donations to fund ticket giveaways to students.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: From time to time, JTC has cast local child actors with significant professional experience in age-appropriate roles in our shows: On Golden Pond, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Miracle Worker.

Lizzy Randall, Allison Podlogar, and Mikey Randall in our 2018 production of THE MIRACLE WORKER

ASK ME ANYTHING:  Judson Theatre Company actors visit theatre students at local schools for “Ask Me Anything” sessions where the students can ask them whatever they want. Frequent topics include auditioning, getting an agent, survival in New York City and Los Angeles, rehearsal procedures, acting questions, and choosing songs and monologues.

MASTER CLASSES:  Judson Theatre Company offers Master Classes with visiting professional actors and other theatre artists (fees vary). If you are interested in arranging a session for your students, please email JudsonTheatre@gmail.com.

Here’s a feature from The Pilot on a Master Class taught for Imagine Youth Theatre by JTC Executive Producer Morgan Sills:

https://www.thepilot.com/news/features/sills-to-teach-audition-masterclass-here/article_bd7cf654-4b3f-11e9-8d2c-9bfa7cf7683e.html

PRIVATE COACHING: Master teachers from Judson Theatre Company are available for private acting and audition coaching (monologues, musical theatre, repertoire) as well as career coaching. To schedule a session, please email JudsonTheatre@gmail.com.

Judson Theatre Company does not offer ongoing private or group classes at this time.