Sarah Boone, Executive Director,
(904) 396-4425 [email protected]
March 16, 2021
The annual Jr. Mainstage Production, created and cast by middle and high school students from the community, is one of the most popular spring offerings each year at Theatre Jacksonville. This year, Theatre Jacksonville is reimagining the production by featuring young voices from across the Northeast Florida area in a video montage. Students ages 7-18 are invited to submit a one-minute monologue recording, using the theme Imagine Your World – either an existing monologue or one of their own original works. Submissions are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 5.
“We are thrilled to be able to showcase a number of talented students throughout our region by compiling individual submissions into a ‘time capsule’ production format,” said Education Director Ron Shreve. “Throughout the pandemic, we have relied upon creative reimagining for our programming, and this is a great opportunity to bring our Jr. Mainstage Production to a wider audience, since an audience cannot yet return to us.”
Video submissions, no longer than 90 seconds, should be submitted via email to [email protected], and selected monologues will be compiled into the Imagine Your World Time-Capsule virtual show. The Jr. Mainstage Production show will be viewable from Monday, May 3 through Sunday, May 9. Tickets are available through the Theatre Jacksonville website.
For more information about submitting a one-minute monologue or for ticket information for the Jr. Mainstage Production, visit www.theatrejax.com or call (904) 396-4425.
About Theatre Jacksonville
Theatre Jacksonville was founded in 1919 as The Little Theatre of Jacksonville, with the capital for the 1938 construction of the historic facility donated by Carl S. Swisher. It was reincorporated as Theatre Jacksonville in 1969 and named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. Theatre Jacksonville has provided 101 years of uninterrupted community theater in Jacksonville.
Theatre Jacksonville’s mission is to enrich lives and broaden cultural understanding through community participation in theater arts. In addition to providing more than 100 performances each season of outstanding community theater featuring a regional cast of exceptionally talented playwrights, musicians, actors, designers and stagehands, Theatre Jacksonville reaches hundreds of students each year through summer camps, classes, field trips and in-school presentations.
Theatre Jacksonville also uses art to advance issues of local concern. From supporting veterans to nurturing arts and recreation, it fosters community partnerships to advance the culture, health, and well-being of Jacksonville. As Theatre Jacksonville anticipates its future, it also seeks to build a strong operational foundation to ensure that, just as endowed funds support the theater building, endowed funds will support theater operations. For more information or to donate, visit www.theatrejax.com.