Judson Theatre Company’s multifaceted Education Program, founded in 2016, offers several ongoing educational initiatives.


Moore County high school students attend WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

STUDENT PERFORMANCES:  For each production, up to 900 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 before attending the performance

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

Thanks to our donors, students receive books like these gorgeous dust-jacketed, hardcover first edition facsimiles of AND THEN THERE WERE NONE.

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 make these student performances available at no cost to the MCS public high school students.


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



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. Internships involve a major time commitment. All interns receive a modest stipend upon successful completion of the internship.

Previously, our Stage Management intern Jacora “Koko” Watkins (Plaza Suite, Harvey, On Golden Pond) was profiled in PineStraw magazine’s May 2016 issue (p. 75) CLICK HERE TO READ

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


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 $20 student rush tickets for all performances at the door for grade school, high school, and college students with ID (limit 2 per ID). Student groups of 10 or more are eligible for further discounts, based on the size of the group: recently, groups from Pinecrest and North Moore High Schools attended our production of To Kill a Mockingbird. 

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.

Local children with professional acting training performing as part of the cast of THE MIRACLE WORKER, where they worked with award-winning actors from New York and Hollywood. (photo: Tim Sayer, Sayer Photography)

MASTERCLASSES:  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

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

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

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