The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Board of Directors is an independent governing board that through a partnership agreement with the Town oversees the theatre operation with the support of Town staff. There are ten (10) members on the JRT Board of Directors, five who are appointed by the Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and five who are appointed by the full JRT Board itself. Members are appointed to three (3) year terms.
The JRT Board provides on-going oversight of the Theatre operation including establishing operating polices, approving plays and schedules, and providing on-going financial oversight. The JRT Board determines tickets prices, instructor and technical staff compensation, as well as the compensation of part-time staff paid by directly through the JRT Fund.
Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Artistic Director
The JRT Artistic Director is a contractual employee of the Town. The Artistic Director is provided a base salary and is paid a percentage of the net-profits from the JRT Main Stage productions. The Artistic Director is a full-time employee responsible for providing direction for all plays, all JRT programs and activities, and providing staff support and leadership for JRT Committees.
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre Board of Directors hires additional JRT staff and compensate them through the separate JRT Fund. Five (5) additional part-time positions have been authorized by the JRT Board. The five part-time positions are directly responsible to the JRT Artistic Director and the JRT Board. The positions are compensated through production revenues.
Responsible for the overall condition of the theatre facility and the technical equipment – including sound and lighting – necessary to undertake quality productions and to operate in the building.
Box Office Manager
Oversees ticket sales and concessions. The JRT sells tickets through a ticketing software program managed by the Town. The Box Office Manager oversees theatre ticket sales and the operation of the Stage Door facility, which is immediately adjacent to the Theatre and houses the box office and concession sales. The Stage Door is also used for rehearsals, storybook parties, and reception rentals, all scheduled by the Box Office Manager.
The JRT pays a part-time person to handle the development and implementation of publicity plans for each JRT production. The Publicity Coordinator is responsible for posters, print media, interviews on TV and radio, and all social media.
The JRT Assistant assists the artistic director and other staff members in all JRT programming.
The Education Director oversees all of the education classes including Musical Theatre, Tap, Introduction to Theatre, Light Design, Theatre Basics, and Voice using the Alexander Technique. In addition, the Education Director oversees the JRT Players. For information about education classes, click HERE.
Programs and Activities
The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre has a comprehensive program that includes:
- At least eight (8) main stage productions each year
- An education program for adults and children including musical theatre, tap, introduction to theatre, light design, sound design and voice.
- JRT Players – a program that takes quality productions into schools, senior centers, assisted living centers, veteran’s hospital, etc.
- JRT Singers, providing musical entertainment to centers, veteran’s hospital, Valentine Singing Grams
- Enchanted Experiences by JRT – parties for children with princesses and storybook characters