In 1955, a group of Highland Park moms set the stage for adolescents to produce theater “for children, by children.”
More than 60 years later, Junior Players has evolved into a much bigger project that has fostered the creative aspirations of more than 7,000 children across North Texas. The organization works closely with Dallas ISD and other school districts to get children involved in the arts through free after-school and summer workshops in drama, dance, music, media, and art.
Since the organization’s founding, it has developed more than 100 free programs for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Part of the group’s legacy includes its annual Shakespeare productions, whose renditions always incorporate a twist.