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I got involved with the arts place because I was not comfortable in front of people.  These two semesters I have been involved have helped me build my self confidence and I made a lot of great relationships.  It's really good for people who are shy. I highly recommend the arts place.

                                                               Sam Cooley



The Arts Place is about making a difference in the lives of others.  Through “The Junior Company” (grades 4-6) and “The Youth Company” (grades 7-12), we have watched young people, with the use of theatrical training and exercises; gain more confidence and self-esteem in who they are and what they do.  While there are a variety of theatre games, exercises, fun and relationship building techniques throughout the program, students are learning more than theatre…they are learning how to be confident in who they are and who they were created to be.  Each semester is concluded with a full staged production.  This is a 16 – 19 week program created and constantly developed to teach the students life skills they will carry with them for years to come.  Please consider making an investment in a life by contributing to our growing scholarship fund.  The fee of $330 per student for each semester in either Company helps with the production, a weekend of intensified training and special guests who are very involved and influential in the theatrical industry.  We have been graciously given $1000 to begin this fund and challenged to match it!  The matching contest has begun!  Join us in leading individuals to discover who they are.  Help to sponsor a student below.   

The Junior Company requires you to be prepared at the first rehearsal to tell a 2-minute story about your favorite vacation or holiday memory.  Please click on The Junior Company Icon above to register and for further information.

​6:30 - 8:00

The Little Company requires you to be prepared at the first rehearsal to tell a story about your favorite book, vacation or holiday memory.  Please click on The Little Company Icon above to register and for further information.

​6:30 - 8:00

Stephen Tedeschi


Kathryn Palma

Elise Watkins

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The Youth Company requires a "TRIAL PERFORMANCE."  This is an evaluation of the student's current acting skill.  This will allow the instructors to personalize what will be taught according to the skills needing to be improved.  Please take this as seriously as you would any professional audition.  Although everyone who performs receives a place with The Youth Company, you will get the most out of your experience by coming prepared and ready to give it your all.  If you have not prepared yourself, we will assume you have no acting experience. Please click The Youth Company Icon above to register and for further TRIAL PERFORMANCE information.

​6:30 - 8:30

Chelsea Smith

Aaron Tedeschi

Rehearsals for ALL groups will be held at  ~  Greater Grace Church ~  

10808 Franklin Rd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128

David Watkins

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Thank you.  13 students have been sponsored !

The Little Company (Grades 1 - 3), The Junior Company (grades 4 - 6) and The Youth Company (grades 7 - 12) are theatrical programs designed to aid the student in not only theatrical exercises, but life skills as well. With weekly rehearsals, the leaders are able to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of each participant and use exercises to help develop good acting abilities and good character traits.

​Through Theatrical training, we are able to give students a good foundation for stage presence and performance.  This program is designed to enrich and reinforce creativity in each , foster a renewal of hope and promote self- confidence.