Joliet Junior College Theatre

We hope you can attend one of our many theatre productions starring our very talented students.

JJC hosts several theatrical productions each year - from musicals to plays and one acts. Typically, shows are hosted in the fall and spring. 

Students and community members can try out for acting roles or participate in behind the scenes work.  Please check back soon to learn about our upcoming Fall 2021 productions.

Learn About JJC's Theatre Program

Fall 2021 Plays

JJC will host virtual performances this year.

  • "Night of the Living Dead"

    Night of the Living Dead - An Audio-Only Performance

    Adapted and directed by Professor Tammy Perkins.

    Oct. 7-9, 7:30 p.m.
    Oct. 10, 2 p.m.

    This audio play is based on Night of the Living Dead, a 1968 American independent horror film, written, directed and photographed by George A. Romero and co-written by John Russo. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is under assault by an enlarging group of cannibalistic, undead ghouls.

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    Cast includes:

    • Shane Tierney as the Narrator
    • Sarah Gregurich as Barbara
    • Zachariah Mitcheff as John
    • Riley Harper as Radio Announcer
    • Lexy Martin as Telephone Operator
    • Jesse Hernandez as Ben
    • Tommy McElmeel as Tom
    • Michael Traver as Harry
    • Amiya Tongson as Judy
    • Mac Maher as TV Commentator
    • Jamison Gossen as Reporter Quinn
    • Michael Traver as General Robert Taylor
    • Lexy Martin as Professor Pierson
    • Riley Harper as NASA - Dr. Keller
    • Zachariah Mitcheff as NASA - Dr. Grimes
    • Lexy Martin as McClelland
    • Tommy McElmeel as George

  • Audition Information for "The Laramie Project"

    See the Script

    The script is available now on the JJC Players Facebook page

    Cast Needed

    Auditions are open to JJC students and community members.

    • 10 versatile performers who are comfortable auditioning, rehearsing and performing in masks
    • 1-6 additional stage roles in a supporting and/or cameo manner; one of these roles must be played by a woman of Muslim decent (ages 16-30)

    How to Audition

    All auditions will take place in person at the JJC Mainstage Theatre (J-Building) on:

    -Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. and then again from 6 to 8 p.m.
    -Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    -All participants will be masked and socially distanced.

    • Email the following to
      • A date and time that you would like to audition on campus (Sept. 28 or Sept. 29) 
      • A picture of yourself or headshot
      • Resumes optional
      • Attach a completed audition card

    About the Rehearsals

    First Rehearsal: Monday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.

    Rehearsals will typically take place Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m., with some possible Sunday rehearsals.

    Technical and Design Opportunities

    Want to be a part of the crew? Please contact Professor Julie Giampaolo at



  • "The Laramie Project"

    The Laramie Project - An In-Person Performance at the JJC Theatre*

    Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
    Nov. 13, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Nov. 14, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

    In October 1998, a 21-year-old gay man named Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten and left to die on the plains outside Laramie, Wyoming. Over the next year, Moises Kaufman and a team of writers and actors from Tectonic Theater Project took six trips to Laramie, where they interviewed citizens of the town - some unconnected with the tragedy, and some intimately involved. With this research, they created The Laramie Project, a theatrical examination of the immediate reactions to the murder and to the underlying bigotry and hatred that enabled it.

    *Due to COVID-19, this in-person performance may be reformatted into a virtual performance. Please check back for more information as the dates get closer.