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The Freelance Troupes
8 St. John Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 274-6065


The Jamaica Plain Troupe is for actors ages 8 to 12 and the cost is $520 per term. 

The troupe will produce one original musical per session. Sessions begin in September and February. Children with little or no acting experience are encouraged to join. Vocal and acting techniques, movement and dance training, auditions, improvisation and character development are all part of the rehearsal process.
The finished musicals tour to several locations in the metropolitan Boston area.

Fall 2016


  • Director: Zachary Stuart
  • Musical Director: Melissa Carubia
  • Choreographer: Holly Tarnower
  • Assistant Director: Alissa Darsa
  • Costume Design: Lili Meisel


Returning students: click here to reenroll.

New Students: Call Artistic Director, Kippy Dewey, at 617-274-6065 to enroll.

  • If you have spoken to Kippy Dewey, click here to enroll.


 AUDITIONS: (auditions are held at Hope Church, JP)

  • Auditions for all new actors will be held by appointment on Tuesday, Sept. 13th at 3:45-6:00 PM at the Hope Church, Jamaica Plain. To schedule a first meeting, call Director Kippy Dewey, 617-274-6065. For the first meeting/audition: come prepared to present a spoken poem/ piece/ monologue and to sing a short, unaccompanied song, or part there of.
  • Returning actors: Tuesday Sept. 20th, 3:45-6:00pm Hope Church, Jamaica Plain. Come with audition prepared.


  • Tuesdays 3:45pm- 6:00pm Hope Church, Jamaica Plain


Additional Rehearsals:

One fall Saturday, TBD

Saturday, December 10, 1:00pm- 4:00pm, Footlight club, Jamaica Plain.


Production Week

At the Footlight Club, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain.

We need everyone in the cast to be present every day.

- Monday, Dec. 12 3:45 pm -6:00 pm

- Tuesday, Dec. 13 3:45 pm -6:00 pm

- Wednesday, Dec. 14 3:45 pm-6:00 pm

- Thursday, Dec. 15 3:45 pm- 6:00 pm

- Friday, Dec. 16 3:45 followed by Opening performance at 5:30pm.



- Friday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 pm at The Footlight Club

- Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 4:00 pm- Location TBD




  • Tuesday Rehearsals take place at The Hope Church, 85 Seaverns Street, JP
  • The Footlight Club, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain


  • Weather-related cancellations will be posted in the "special/urgent notices and scheduling changes" section in bold red lettering 


 Download our enrollment form.