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The summer workshop is designed to allow students to focus on various elements of theatre from performing, to makeup and set work.  The final day of the workshop serves as a formal audition for the summer production.  Students also have the opportunity to return to the stage in JCYAT productions in the fall and winter seasons. 

The 2017 JCYAT workshop, "All the Woods a Stage" will lead to a production of "Dorothy in Wonderland"

June 5th-9th

Free Workshop 

Ages 6-18

Beginning Class Advanced Class 
9:00-11:30am 12:30-3:00pm


Location:  All sessions will be at JCCT’s Royal Off the Square Theatre except for the park day*, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6. 

*Rain dates are Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9.  Parents will be notified of changes via e-mail. 


Auditions:  Friday, June 9th during the summer workshop sessions (both morning and afternoon)

 Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 6:30pm to 8:30pm (beginning June 12th with no rehearsal July 4th)

 Performance Dates:  July 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22

 Synopsis:  Two beloved classics collide as a cyclone strikes Oz, sending Dorothy and her friends--the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the (formerly) Cowardly Lion, along with Toto, Glinda, and the Wizard--tumbling into Wonderland, where they must team up with Alice to defeat the cruel Queen of Hearts if they are ever to find their way home.  Their adventure includes encounters with the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse, Caterpillar, Tweedle-Dee and -Dum, Humpty-Dumpty, and the Knave of Hearts, among others.  Lots of fun roles for young actors ages 6 to 18!


Thanks to a generous Arts in the Park Grant from the State of Indiana, we are able to offer another free workshop.  Students will learn skills including stage basics, movement, projection, diction, characterization, prop zoning, and improvisation.  All activities will take place at the theatre, with the exception of Tuesday, June 6th, which will be at Starve Hollow.  

The workshop is limited to 60 participants.


JCCT strives to provide a positive arts experience for all its performers, especially its young artists.  As a result, all students and parents are expected to adhere to the code of conduct set forth here.