Our students are trained in both performance (Acting I, Movement for the Actor, Voice Diction and Phonetics) and technical theatre (Stagecraft, Theatrical Makeup, and Drama Production).
Each year, we produce between 3 – 4 Mainstage Productions on two different stages – Our Fine Arts Auditorium Stage and our Arena Theatre Stage. In addition to our Mainstage productions, we work on Improvisation most Friday afternoons at 4pm in the Arena Theatre and Master Acting Workshops for our students.
Most recently, 10 of our students attended the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Chattanooga, TN where they attended professional workshops on Acting, Directing, Lighting, Wigs, Film, and Technology in Theatre. In addition to these workshops, they were also inspired by Keynote addresses by those in the profession including Kinetic Theatre, Kristen Linklater and also Ben Vereen, who presented a Master Acting Class at the JD Campus two years ago.
The JD Players continue to work and explore what is needed to create relationships, both onstage on off. Each year we also offer scholarships to incoming students who demonstrate both talent and prior academic achievement.
The Scholarship interview/auditions are held Saturdays on production weekends. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact Mr. Ryan Pierini at (228) 897-3740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.