Theatre in Our Schools Month Event


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Check-In         7:30am-8:30am

Conference      8:30am-4:30pm

Optional Tour   4:30pm-5:00pm

A one-day conference for high school sophomores and juniors to deepen their skills in the art form, collaborate with students from other schools, and explore and experience theatre at James Madison University. The event includes: Keynote by Guest Artist, Hands-On Workshops Taught by JMU Faculty, High School Play Competition & Readings, and Tour of the Forbes Performing Arts Center.


Each school can bring up to 15 highschool students and 1 teacher to the event.

(Additional chaperones are welcome to attend, but teachers and students will be given priority seating at all-conference events. Breakout workshops are for students and teachers only.)  

After your school registers and pays, you will receive a packet of information about the upcoming Theatre in Our Schools Event at JMU. Your group can choose to purchase tee-shirts (until February 15, 2019) and/or lunch vouchers (until March 1, 2019).

Any questions please contact Joshua Rashon Streeter at

Keynote - Paige Hernandez

Paige Hernandez

Paige Hernandez is a multidisciplinary artist who is critically acclaimed as a performer, director, choreographer and playwright.  As an AEA equity actress, Paige has performed on many stages throughout the country. She has collaborated with the Lincoln Center and has been commissioned by several companies including the National New Play Network, the Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center and the Glimmerglass Festival. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council as well as two Helen Hayes nominations for choreography and performance. Paige has also been named a “classroom hero” by The Huffington Post, a “Citizen Artist Fellow” with the Kennedy Center, "40 under 40" by the Washington Post and one of “Six Theatre Workers You Should Know” by American Theatre Magazine. With her company B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT, Paige continues to develop and tour original work internationally.

How to Register and Pay for the Conference

$50 Early Bird Registration ends March 1, 2019 or Until Full
$75 All Conference Registration ends March 15, 2019 or Until Full

(If you can not attend, money will not be refunded.)

We have two options for registration and payment, through the JMU online payment system or by check through the mail. If sending a check please include your name, e-mail address, phone number, high school, and the number of student attending.

By Mail:                                                     Online:


Send to:
Joshua Rashon Streeter        
James Madison University
MSC 5601
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts
147 Warsaw Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Please make checks payable to James Madison University  

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