Thousands of Students Taught over 17 years!

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After School Drama Club:                Elementary School ages

My Company teaches Valuable Life Skills via the basics of acting in a fun and creative way. This is done through a series of theatre games, Improv and scenes that help students to shine on stage, build confidence, teamwork, speaking and presentation skills; and finishes in a performance in front of a live audience.


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Music and Movement:                       Preschool Ages

Jape Payette has been teaching music and movement to children of the preschool ages

for 17 years.

Jape is very popular with the kids as he adds fun movements to fun songs 

and plays creative and imaginative games that prove to help develop cognitive and physical skills.

Some songs are from popular children's movies like Trolls and Minions and other songs shadow seasonal themes throughout the year.

Jape loves to make children laugh. Laughter also proves to be a very effective learning tool.

All in all fun will be had.


Acting for young STARS Summer Edition! Do you know how many benefits acting training for kids there are? Drama Club is so much more than training to be a child actor. The skills carry on for a lifetime from Drama Club. Acting helps your child enter a room with poise and presence, communicating with their peers better, getting in touch with how they are feeling and become a better reader. This program teaches children the basic stage techniques through the use of theatre games, scenes and improvs, ending in a last day performance under the lights

*For more info.: Call 978-879-9293  OR    *Email

Where can you find Jape after school this school year? 2017/2018

 ***Register Today by phone or links listed below:

Early to assure your child gets in to the new

Drama Club

Mondays: Saint John's Peabody 978-531-0444

Tuesdays: Marblehead Parks & Rec

Register through  Marblehead Parks & Rec 781--631-3350


Wenham Museum 978-468-2377

JapeScape Productions, Acting for Young Stars
After School Drama Class

Seven Wednesdays:  Nov. 1, 8, 15, 19 & Dec. 6, 13, 20
No Class the day before Thanksgiving, Wed., Nov. 22
1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
$95 for Nonmembers | $85 for Members
Registration Required >>

This program is a great place for children to learn important life skills in an on-stage setting. These skills include speaking, introductions, confidence, team building, rehearsing and performance.

Students will learn lines and cues and how to take direction through a series of theatre and improv games, scenes and songs.  Have fun in a structured environment!  REGISTER >>

Fridays: Woodland Place, Gloucester

***Any Jape 978-879-9293


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Explosive Summer Drama Camps of 2017!

*Each camp will end in a performance!

Jape On Demand at the following venues throughout the summer:

  1. June 19-23 Summer Drama Club Saint John's School, Peabody                                             978-531-0444 for Registration                       

  2. June 26-30 Summer Drama Club Week 2 Saint John's School, Peabody                                                              978-531-0444 for Registration    

  3. July 10-14 Marblehead Drama Coffin School                                           781-631-3350 for Registration                                                       

  4. July 17-21 Wenham Museum Drama Camp 978-468-2377  for Registration

  5. July 23-28 Salem Drama Camp Winter Island 978-744-0180 for  Registration

  6. July 31-August 4 Lighthouse Preschool Summer Drama, Rockport      978-879-6967 for Registration

  7. August 7-11 Manchester Memorial School 978-526-2019 to Register

  8. August 14-18 Woodland Preschool, Gloucester Summer Drama            978-491-0747 for Registration

  9. Auditions June 17th  for Performance of JUNGLE BOOK at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester                   Call Jape 978-879-9293


Summer 2016:

Acting For Youngstars Drama Workshop         Grades K-5   

Date: Monday – Friday, July 25th – July 29th

Time: 10:00am -12:00 pm

Place: Winter Island Function Hall

Instructor: Jape Payette Acting for Youngstars explores the techniques to perform a character onstage in front of an audience, increase speaking skills and build overall confidence and creativity.       

$75 Register through


North Shore Community College

Perform a Mini Play with Jape Payette

1- 4 pm Monday - Friday August 1st - August 12th

Register through North Shore Community College


Marblehead Drama Workshop/ Show

10 - 12 Noon Monday - Friday August 15th - 19th

Register through Marblehead Parks & Rec


Preschool Drama through Woodland Place

and Lighthouse Nursery

Call for Details: 978-879-9293


MORNINGS:         Music & Movement Preschools & Kindergartens: 
Jape Payette, from JapeScape Productions, Acting for youngSTARS, teaches
preschoolers to get in touch with their imaginations through dance and movement to music and through acting out nursery rhymes and other curriculum themes-- on a consistent weekly basis.  

  Taught at:    Foxhill School, Fuller Preschool, Happy Day School; Sandy Bay School; Lighthouse Nursery, Lanesville Preschool,  Majestic Harbor (Gloucester & Rowley) and  Annisquam Preschool, Woodland Place, Lighthouse Preschool, Rockport, Shannon Montessori

AFTERNOONS:    During & After Elementary & Middle School Programs in the following Communities:

   Saint John The Evangelist
Peabody: St. John the Baptist Elementary and Middle Schools; Brown Elementary
Gloucester: Plum Cove; Veteran's; East Gloucester Elementary Schools; Wellspring House
Rockport: Rockport Elementary and Middle
Manchester: Brookwood Elementary School; Veteran's Elementary & Middle; Community Center
Hamilton/ Wenham: Community Center; Parks & Rec
Salem: Bates Elementary School: Witchcraft Heights
Danvers: Great Oaks; Smith; Thorpe and Highland Elementary Schools; Foxhill Kindergarten
Ipswich: Doyon and Winthrop Elementary Schools
Rowley: Solstice Middle School;  Rowley Public Library; and North Shore Performing Arts Center
Middleton: Fuller Meadow Elementary and Hal Manning Middle
Marblehead:Coffin School
West Newbury: Page Elementary
Newbury: Immaculate Conception Elementary
Nahant: Johnston School
Revere: Youth Center Elementary
Reading: Wakefield Youth Center
Lawrence: Teen Center
Roxbury Crossing: Our Space-Our Place for Teens
Libraries: Sawyer Free, Gloucester; Hamilton/ Wenham; Blackstone; Leicester; Malden; Revere; Rowley; Saugus,Sturgis; Tufts; Westfield; North End Branch Library, Boston: Charlton Public; Richard Sugden , Spencer, Abington, Southbridge

Program Prices range from: $25 to $50/ hour

Other Venues Include: Public & Private: Pre-School , Elementary, Middle & High Schools; Colleges, Libraries, Churches & Synagogues, Scouts & Summer Camps.  

PAST Summer VENUES: Brookwood School, Manchester, Great Oaks Elementary Danvers, Camp Gan Israel, Newton; Rockport Youth Commission; Theatre of Light in Beverly; Revere Youth Center; Peabody Rec. Dept; Cape Ann Business Incubators; North Shore Community College--Summer of Discovery & Kids to College; Pleasant Street Tea Co., Gloucester

***References/ Referrals can be obtained by contacting any of the above venues***

Day & Evening & After School  Programs Currently Available:
  • “Dramatic Music & Play” for Pre-Schools
  • The Making of an Author, featuring “Jape The Grape Ape From Outer Space”
  • Acting for youngSTARs  Programs for After School, Vacations & Holidays
  • Director of Elementary, Middle & High School Plays
  • Private Acting Coach Lessons by appointment
  • Birthday Party Dramatic Games & Songs for Children
  • Story-Teller
  • Summer Camp Drama Programs 
  • Custom Workshops to suit your own Dramatic needs
  • *Use Jape’s Programs in addition to your own Programs, so no one misses out!

Acting for youngSTARS! helps promote in your young stars:

Confidence...Courage...Stage Presence

Character Building...Acting Skills...Active Imagination...Originality
Team Spirit...Creative Expression...Healthy Interactions            And…

                    *Thinking Outside The Box! 


*Schools: Let your school community know you are invested in the emotional and artistic development of your students.

*Enrichment:  Acting for youngSTARS! serves as an extracurricular outlet & offers a healthy balance between work and play

*Therapy: Acting allows us to escape the real world for a while as we walk in the shoes of another through role playing and fantasy.

*Team-work:   Like sports, acting fosters team building, as we journey from children to adults.