projects with jason
Projects with Jason (PwJ) was established by theatre arts advocate and professional stage manager J. Jason Daunter. Projects with Jason has evolved as a group of friends who continually “got the call” to volunteer on various projects with Jason through the years. It is the spirit and tone of these events and the process of developing them that has kept people coming back for more.
Jason’s devotion to the arts started back in high school in O’Fallon, Missouri at Fort Zumwalt North High School. Theatre literally saved his life. Throughout his career, Jason has led teams in the creation of some legendary benefits and unique cabaret experiences with talented collaborators including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the American Theatre Wing, the Educational Theatre Association, and the Educational Theatre Foundation.
By establishing Projects with Jason, the hope is that even more talented and willing collaborators will join the team to develop and support projects that will challenge the artists, focus on the collaboration, and give back to the community.
Projects with Jason reminds us that we are all part of something larger.
Support the ongoing work of Projects with Jason (PwJ) as we continue to offer students and educators a range of unique educational opportunities and resources, by creating meaningful interactions with professional theatre artists, and providing young people a stage to develop and showcase their talents.
Your membership in our Patreon program helps sustain this current slate of free offerings, contributes to the creation of new programming, helps cover related production expenses, and provides much needed support to our guest artists, especially as they await a return to live performance.
Premium experiences — such as participation with PwJ’s new commissioned play, DISTANCE LEARNING, or having a VIRTUAL CABARET produced that features your school’s program and students — are subject to nominal production costs and participation fees. The PwJ Team can also help your program produce your own virtual production. Access to premium experiences may be limited. PwJ Supporters have preferred access to Premium experiences.
For those who would prefer to pay a one-time annual membership, rather than a monthly fee, we have a special BACK TO SCHOOL option, with a one-time payment equivalent to receiving one month free! Email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bringing together working professionals and talented students
Student performers share material from the musical theatre catalog in a cabaret setting on the internet where the students perform from their own homes. Through online technical rehearsals, the mission of PwJ is realized through coaching with team members from the professional world. Adding a professional performer to the series each week gives a different perspective, one that is both motivational and honest.
Artists in conversation
A conversation with legendary artists discussing their career that led to notable performances onstage or on screen. Each show includes a variety of students from all over the country.
Tech Table is an exciting online learning opportunity for technical theatre students and teachers alike. In these live streams, backstage artists interact with those who will create the theatre of tomorrow, sharing their experience, stories, and wisdom.
Virtual Cabaret Student
“One of my favorite moments was watching how the tech rehearsals were run and being “on deck” and “on stage” and “off stage” while never even leaving my bedroom! Technology is the new frontier and it’s crazy to think that this whole event in history is bringing people together via technology, while keeping them safely distanced from each other at home!”
Artist in conversation Student
“You are working with the best in the business! The Projects with Jason team consists of experienced professionals! Plus, it is really fun to be able to sing for possibly hundreds of people!”
Virtual Cabaret Student
“I am so so grateful that I got to be a part of it and it is definitely an experience I will not forget! I think Virtual Cabaret is such a neat idea, and it’s given so many high school theatre kids a chance to be theatre kids in their own homes. I absolutely loved being a part of it, so thank you so much!”
Tech Table Student
“Behind the Tech Table was truly one of the greatest opportunities that I have ever been offered. I highly recommend any high school theatre tech person to try and be on Behind the Tech Table.”