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At Appalachian Society of the Arts, our mission is to bring the transformative power of the arts to the community. Through our non-profit, youth led children's theater group, Plateau Junior Players, we aim to inspire and educate young minds, fostering creativity and self-expression. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to experience the magic of theater, regardless of their background or circumstances. By providing a platform for young performers to showcase their talent, we strive to create a vibrant and inclusive arts community. Join us in our mission to make a difference through the theatrical arts.

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Workshops & Rehearsals

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Upcoming Performances

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can join?

Any youth from any background of school age are welcome to join. No prior experience is necessary! 

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Is there a fee?

There is no fee to join our troupe. Plateau Junior Players is a comprehensive, free program for the children within driving distance of Oneida, Tennessee. Funding is provided through donations, grants, and fundraising events.

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Where are rehearsals?

Our rehearsals can take place in a few places around the area, with the primary location at the Black Box Theatre, where many of our shows are featured. Other locations may include the Boys & Girls Club in Oneida, as well as some of the local churches and church centers. We like to stay flexible to make sure we always have a place to meet.

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When are rehearsals & workshops?

Youth meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays on a staggered schedule. That means they will not need to be at every  meeting and may only go once or twice a week. We will communicate each and every meeting to make sure you stay informed.

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Does my child need to know how to act?

Not at all! We will offer comprehensive theatre training that includes stage design and tech to all of our youths so that when performance time comes, they will have all the tools needed to put on a great show!

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We missed the audition! Can our youth still join?

Absolutely. While there may not be a lead role available for the current show, most of our shows will have an ensemble, and understudies depending on your youth's current talent level. There will also be many shows in the future, including smaller shows

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How will my youth learn to act?

Through workshops on dance, singing, stage design, talking theater, and play writing with theatre professionals and people with a history in community theatre

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Where do I sign up?

You can sign up below. After you sign up, we will contact you!

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Areas of interest:
Has your youth been in drama or theatre before?

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