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.

Engaging Theatre Students, Audiences, and Yourself in a Virtual World

Projects with Jason is excited to announce this FREE webinar on Sunday, August 16! Open to all Arts Educators (high school and college)!

In this webinar, PwJ staff will provide tools and resources to help you engage your students, your audience, and yourself in the virtual world! Special incentives for those who attend, and, of course, surprise guest appearances by PwJ Artists in Residence! Use the link below to register! Hope to “see” you there!


Virtual Cabaret: School’s Out Edition

School’s out, and the students are taking over Projects with Jason! We know that just because you’re not in classes, that doesn’t mean you’re not looking for a creative outlet, and we’ve got just the thing for you! We’re opening up Virtual Cabaret to all current and recently graduated high school students!

Send us your monologues, your vocal stylings, a modern dance piece, anything you’d like to see broadcast on Virtual Cabaret! We’ll select a few pieces each week and may even ask you to come on live for an interview!




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

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.




Kayla bryant
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!”



Bryson Carter
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!”

Rose Koo
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!”

Jermey Burd
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.”