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Center Stagers is a weekly after-school creative drama program provided through the Johnson Center for the Arts in Downtown Troy. Spring 2023 participants will enjoy engaging sessions that promote imagination, cooperation, problem-solving, and creative dramatics. 

If you are interested in this amazing opportunity for your child, please fill out the registration form at the button below, and email it to The $25 registration fee can be paid:

* via PayPal to

* via credit/debit card at /online-payments

* deliver cash/checks made payable to the Johnson Center for the Arts to

   300 E. Walnut St. Troy, AL 36081 between 10 am & 5 pm Monday-Friday.

Deadline for applications is Friday, January 20, 2023.

Please register each child separately. 

All sessions will begin the week of January 23, 2023.


Spring 2023 Session 

Ages: 7-10 and 11-14 
Time: 3:45-5:15pm 
Days: Mondays (Ages 7-10) and Tuesdays (Ages 11-14) 
Classes begin the week of January 23, 2023
Registration Ends: January 20, 2023 or when all the slots are filled 
Number of Participants: Limited to 16 per age group
Staff: Jenny Meadows on Mondays; Tori Lee Averett + Jenny Meadows on Tuesdays 


 Approach: Creative Dramatics and Introduction of Theatre Skill Building; (Growth is the goal; Laying the foundation of skills; healthy opportunities and environment for social interaction; creative expression; social emotional learning) 

 Ages 7-10 will focus primarily on more general goals and concepts, emphasizing intuition and impulse development, creative play, improvisation, storytelling, creative movement, music, collaborative projects, engagement and social interaction, and hands-on stage crafts activities. The goal here is exposure, creative expression, collaboration, and involvement in the arts. 

 Ages 11-14 will focus more on specific goals and more structured learning, with emphasis on introductory theatre and performance skills and using tools of expression such as vocal projection in singing or speaking, rehearsal of scripted scenes and monologues, body awareness and movement, original writing, portrayal of characters, and hands-on design and technical theatre stagecraft activities. Other social emotional learning includes refining choice-making, problem-solving, healthy socialization, and confidence and connection through communication. We will approach the beginnings of a creative/production process, but a production or show is not the overall goal. 

 Showcase: The semester will end with a short dramatic presentation. 

Special Thanks for Funding Provided for this Project!