Junior Company

2022-2023 SEASON

  • Held on Tuesdays from 4-6pm, from October 4th – December 13th, 2022. We will have class Tuesday, November 8th.
  • IN PERSON at Irondale – 85 South Oxford Street
  • Deadline to register: Friday, September 30th 

Our middle school ensemble, for ages 10-13, is a junior version of our teen ensemble, Irondale’s Young Company.  Fall Session will meet in person at Irondale. Students will work towards a performance of poetry, monologues and scenes.

In the Fall, students will:

  • Learn and practice the tenets of ensemble theater
  • Train in voice, movement, music, and devising techniques
  • Analyze theatrical texts for meaning, mood, and rhythm
  • Practice performing poetry, monologues, and scenes
  • Learn to give and receive feedback with care and respect
  • Cultivate lasting relationships with their peers
  • Perform in the Poetry, Monologues and Scenes Show in May 2022 for the general public

Junior Company Dates:

  • October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13

Click Here to Register for Fall 2022!

For the safety of everyone, Irondale strongly suggests that all Young Company participants be vaccinated. If for personal and/or religious reasons that is not possible we will require proof of  negative tests results before each session. Irondale can provide test kits, if needed.

Please contact Sam with any questions at education@irondale.org.


This program is generously supported by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.


Junior Company Requirements:

  • No previous acting or performance training required!
  • Submission of a Personal Essay before your first rehearsal
  • A commitment to regular attendance. If you miss more than three sessions in a row (for reasons other than illness), you will be ineligible to perform in the upcoming showing. However, you are still welcome to attend anyway and can re-apply to perform in the next term.
  • Promise to treat everyone in the program with care and respect
  • Agreement to read and adhere to Irondale’s Code of Conduct
  • Agreement to adhere to Irondale’s COVID-19 requirements and protocols

All new students who register will be asked to submit a short personal essay before the first class.


  • In a paragraph or more (minimum 5 sentences), tell us why you want to be part of Irondale’s Junior Company.
  • Feel free to write in the first person or in rhyme or any way you’d like! Have fun with it and show us how creative you can be! 
  • Submit your essay along with your registration or email it to education@irondale.org after registration.

Registration for the 2022 Fall Session now available!

Open to 6th – 8th grade students. 5th grade students by interview.

Tuesdays from 4:00-5:45pm in person.

There is no cost to participate!

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