Junior Repertory

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Who Do I Contact?

For general enquiries contact: jnrrep@maitlandreptheatre.org

Please note that Junior Rep is in recess at the moment.



Concept

Maitland Junior Repertory is a group that exists to aid children in developing acting and other theatre skills and to entertain the general public. Maitland Junior Repertory is for young people in Primary and High School, aged 7 to 16. Classes are orientated towards putting on one major production of nine public performances each year.

Volunteer Leader Needed

Mary Coombes, who has been leading and directing the Junior Rep group for the last 10 months, has decided to take a well earned break. We're looking for dedicated volunteers to lead the Junior Repertory group. So if you have drama and teaching experience and are interested, the Management Committee would like to hear from you. Mary is prepared to mentor the new leader.
More Details
Contact our President Robert Comber on 0417 657 959 or rcomber@bigpond.net.au for more details or send details of your drama and teaching experience to: jnrrep@maitlandreptheatre.org .

When Are Junior Repertory Classes?

Classes are in recess at the moment following the success of Toad of Toad Hall and while we search for a new leader but usually, classes are held most Saturday afternoons during school terms. Additional learning opportunities may be provided beyond the weekly classes.

Safety and Supervision

To ensure the continued safety and efficient supervision of your child, we require you to sign your child in and out of Junior Repertory every Saturday. If you would like to make alternate arrangements, please see the leader of the group as soon as possible.

Please ensure you collect your child promptly at the stated time of finishing every Saturday afternoon.

How You Can Help

We ask all parents to be actively involved in Junior Repertory with your child. Ways you can help out are:

  • Extra supervision on Saturdays
  • Helping with admin (e.g Meeting and greeting parents on the first day of term, handing out enrolment forms, collecting term fees, writing out receipts)
  • Preparing refreshments on a Saturday
  • Making costumes
  • Applying make-up/hair during a performance
  • Set construction

  • Please let the leader of the group know if there is anything else you would like to help out with.

    We have many exciting adventures planned for Junior Repertory. We will keep you posted - be sure to keep in touch with what the Theatre is up to on www.maitlandreptheatre.org


    Our Last Production

    The 2014 Junior Repertory production was "Toad of Toad Hall". Nine performances played to appreciative audiences in June/July 2014.

    More About Junior Repertory

    Junior Repertory, first known as 'Young Players' was born in 1973 with their first production The Other Cinderella in 1974. Today, more forty years later, Junior Repertory is still a thriving place for young people to share their passion for theatre and develop drama and life skills in a fun and supportive way. Junior Repertory endeavours to help young people extend their abilities, not only crafts they will use on the stage but accomplishments that will remain with them long after the curtain closes. The confidence to stand up in front of your peers, to perform in front of an audience, to simply create, to work together as a team, to take direction and to use initiative are life skills - which is what Junior Repertory is all about.

    Our Junior Repertory leaders are here because they want to share their passion for theatre with you. It is worth noting that our Junior Repertory team are all volunteers and are here because they want to be. Maitland Repertory Theatre was formed in 1947 and is a non-for-profit organisation run by volunteers generously giving their time and supported by the community of Maitland. Your term fees go towards the running of the theatre, the general maintenance of the building (which had its 150th anniversary in 2007) and other theatre expenses/purchases, such as lighting, sound and other equipment.