New Stage Theatre summer camp prepares students for the spotlight

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – The next generation of actors from the Great White Way to Hollywood could be learning their craft right now at New Stage Theatre. Students from across central Mississippi are learning the ins and outs of theater arts at the feet of local professionals.

Bailey APAC Middle School student Jacob Jefferson is in his third year of New Stage Theatre’s Summer Camp.

“I really wanted to perform and be in front of a crowd and learn and build my craft,” said the 13 year old.

He’s following in his older brother’s footsteps learning about stage performance.

“I’m going to major in civil engineering and try to be a civil engineer, but I also still want to keep doing acting,” added Jacob Jefferson.

Twelve-year-old Brooklynn Jefferson is Jacob’s younger sister. She said the camp has improved her self-esteem.

“Everybody here is so expressive and it’s like at school it’s not really like that,” said Brooklyn….

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