LifestylesJRT Players begin second year of travel with children’s classic

Jonesborough Repertory Theatre considers itself a true community theatre, primarily made up of local volunteers who dedicate themselves to giving back to the region. Standing with that tradition, the theatre formed a traveling troupe of actors known as the JRT Players last year.

The JRT Players troupe takes theatre classics into regional schools, performing for students who may never have the opportunity to experience live theatre. Adding a more personal experience for the students, after every performance, the actors sit down with the students and answer questions about the show, acting and theatre in general. Study guides are also offered to schools to follow up on details about the show.

“This year we are going a step further with the JRT Players and visiting senior centers, libraries and assisted living facilities in our region,” Director of JRT Players Janette Gaines said. “We want everyone, especially those who cannot come to one of JRT’s main stage productions, to be able to enjoy live theatre. We want to teach children about the arts and get them interested in exploring theatre even more as they grow.” More...

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