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*Americans for the Arts, “Improved Academic Performance for Students with High Levels of Arts Involvement,” March 2014 

Student involvement in the arts is linked to higher academic performance and significantly lower dropout rates*

Journeyman Troupe

Watershed Public Theatre’s Journeyman Troupe is a theatre training program that runs in conjunction with the season’s programming. This immersive training program is open to adults and teens who are interested in learning more about the professional theatre process and gaining new skills in performance and production.

During the course of the program, Journeyman Troupe participants will benefit from a variety of experiences, including:

  • Workshops covering a broad spectrum of theatre skills
  • One-on-one mentor sessions with seasoned theatre artists
  • Hands-on production experience
  • Option to perform onstage in at least one WPT production

…. and it’s all at NO COST to participants!

Watershed Public Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 Journeyman Troupe.

  • Open to anyone age 16 and up seeking to gain theatre skills and experience; high school students, college students and non-student adults are encouraged to apply
  • Student participants qualify for TN Promise volunteer hours
  • Application deadline is July 1, 2022
  • Journeyman Troupe selection will be announced July 15, 2022

How to apply:

  • Submit an audition video file or link to
  • Video auditions should include two pieces, maximum three (3) minutes in length. To be considered for a musical role, submit one song and one monologue; otherwise, submit two contrasting monologues.
  • Applicants with a focus on technical theatre (not performance) should submit a resume and are not required to submit a video.

Resume and/or headshot are not required, but may be included in the application.
Submit via email to

Afterschool Instruction

WPT is proud to partner with the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Tennessee to provide weekly theatre arts instruction for students in Maury County. We currently provide instruction to middle school students (grades 6-8) at the Teen Center in Columbia and Battle Creek Middle School in Spring Hill. This program is possible thanks to generous support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Predators Foundation.


$25 / Student

WPT offers low-cost workshops for teens and adults, featuring a roster of skilled theatre professionals from across Middle Tennessee. Visit our workshop calendar to see the current listings or register for a workshop.

Click on the class title to begin the registration process. If you have purchased tickets or enrolled in a class with WPT, sign in to your profile. Otherwise, you will need to set up a user profile to register.

WPT’s Education Programs are possible thanks to support from Tennessee Arts Commission.

WPT’s Education Programs are also supported, in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

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