What is J-Term?

For 13 days in January each year, academic classes go on hiatus and students are immersed in rehearsals for an arts performance project. These rehearsals generally culminate with one or two performances. J-Term replicates the professional experience and engages students in the artistic energy of various rehearsal and performance venues under the direction of SPCPA faculty and/or guest professional artists. J-Term is a part of SPCPA training. It is required as part of the school year; students earn full credit for successful participation. Grades are Pass/No Credit.   Again, there are no academic classes during J-Term.



Previous J-Term Performances

COMING SOON collections of images from 2014 J-Term performances:

30 Plays in 60 Minutes – The Lab Theater
Antigone – The Lab (Minneapolis)
The Boys from Syracuse – The Lehr Theater
Dido and Aeneas – Kilburn Arena, Rarig Center, University of Minnesota
Evening of Dance I – The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University
Evening of Dance II – The O’Shaughnessy, St. Catherine University
Fiddler on the Roof – E.M. Pearson Theater, Concordia University
Good ‘N’ Plenty – Illusion Theater
Hairspray – History Theatre
Hot Comb – Pillsbury House Theater
Illyria – Mixed Blood Theatre
Madrigal Dinner – Landmark Center
New Music Stew – Studio Z
The Skin of Our Teeth – Southern Theater
Twelfth Night – Stoll Thrust, Rarig Center, University of Minnesota
Vocal Jazz – Lehr Theatre
The Wretchedly Uncomfortables – Red Eye Theater

Click on the following links to find collections of images from 2013 J-Term performances:

Big Small Things – Open Eye Figure Theater
The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin – Illusion Theater
Chicago – Southern Theater
The Devil and Daniel Webster – Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Edwin Drood – Lehr Theater
Evening of Dance I – Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota
Evening of Dance II – Ritz Theater
Innocence Lost – Rarig Center Thrust, University of Minnesota
Intermezzo – Gremlin Theatre
New Play Festival - Penumbra Theater Company
Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL - Intermedia Arts
Pops! Concert – Anne Simley Theater, Hamline University
Romeo & Juliet - Ritz Theater
Show Choir – Anne Simley Theater, Hamline University
Uses of Enchantment – Mixed Blood Theater

Click on the following links to find collections of images from 2012 J-Term performances:
Caroline, or Change – History Theatre
Evening of Dance I – The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Evening of Dance II- The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Gianni Schicchi
Concordia University
January Jazz - Walker West Music Academy and The Lehr Theater
Manifest Cloaks – Gremlin Theatre
Much Ado About Nothing - Illusion Theater
Night the Improv – Gremlin Theatre

Origin Story – Mixed Blood Theatre
Our TownRed Eye Theater
Pirates of Penzance - Concordia University
The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieLehr Theater
So Long, Johnson PillockForage Modern Workshop
Urinetown – The Lab Theater

Click on the following links to find collections of images from 2011 J-Term performances:
The Arabian Nights – The Children’s Theatre
As You Like It – History Theatre
Carousel- O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Carousel Orchestra- O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Departure Point- Studio Z
Evening of Dance – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Into the Woods – Illusion Theater
The Land of Polished Stones- The Lab Theater
Night at the Improv- The Lowry Lab
Sossy Mechanics Moving Theater- The Lab Theatre
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee- Lehr Theater
Thingamajig- Open Eye Figure Theatre
Vaudeville – MN Centennial Showboat
Vocal Project - Lehr Theater

Click on the following links to find collections of images from 2010 J-Term performances:
Sister Kenny’s Children – Produced in association with the History Theatre.
Good ‘N Plenty – Mixed Blood Theater
Little Shop of Horrors – Concordia University
Evening of Dance - O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Night At The Opera - O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Lovely Bunch of Coconuts - Intermedia Arts
Violet - Illusion Theater
Other 2010 performances included: Student Plays – Playwright’s Center, Night at the Improv – Lowry Lab, Original Film – Screened in the Weyerhaeuser Auditorium

2009 J-Term Performances:
All In The Timing – Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
This Is Not A Moustache - Wellstone Theater
Recollect – Wellstone Theater
Footloose – McKnight Theater
Ragtime – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
You Can’t Take It With You – Illusion Theater
Night of Dance – O’Shaughnessy Auditorium
Chamber Orchestra Performance – McNally Smith Auditorium
Latin Jazz – Wellstone Theater
Student Plays – Pillsbury House Theater
Improv – Red Eye Theater
Piano Recital - Landmark Center 317

2008 J-Term Performances:
Bat Boy – Concordia University
One-Act Play Festival - Harding H.S. & Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
One-Act Play - The Long Christmas Dinner – Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
Chekov Project – Lowry Theater Lab & Bryand Lake Bowl
Penumbra Project – Penumbra Theater
Student Plays – Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
Spoken Word/Storytelling – Lowry Theater Lab
Brave New Improv – Lowry Theater Lab
Comedy Improv – Lowry Theater Lab
Night of Dance – O’Shaugnessy Auditorium
Swing Choir & Band – Fitzgerald Theater
Chamber Orchestra – McNally Smith Auditorium
Jazz Gig – Artist’s Quarter

2007 J-Term Performances:
Urinetown – Concordia University
The Quilting Project – U of M Showboat
One Act Play Festival – Lowry Lab
Actors/Writers Workshop – Frey Theater
Improv Tonight! – Lowry Lab
Recital – McNally Smith Auditorium
Night of Dance - Fitzgerald Theater
Gospel Chorale - Central Presbyterian

2006 J-Term Performances:
Music Review / Tap & Taiko – Ordway Center McKnight Theater
The Choreography Project/MN Dance Repertoire Experience – Wilkins Studios
The Mini Musical – Weyerhaeuser Auditorium
Good ‘n’ Plenty – Weyerhaeuser Auditorium