Vision

Vision

In 2016 a small Cape Cod style home was given to Elements Theatre Company for the express purpose of renovation for use as a much needed rehearsal space. What became known as The Joppa Project was born and work began. The actors of the company themselves led the way and with the help of many volunteers and donors were able to create space for two large rehearsal rooms, a meeting/conference room, expansive back deck, small servicable kitchen, a laundry area and bathrooms. Soaring ceilings, Asian inspired architectural details and a stunning recycled birch wood floor tell the story of dedicated artists at work to create a building with an ambiance and beauty that nurtures the art of theater.

Today Joppa stands next to the Chapter House of the Community of Jesus, reflecting the exterior style and materials of surrounding structures, yet unique in its function and design. Within the walls Elements Theatre Company rehearses current productions, hones acting skills in workshops and welcomes visiting teachers and students for an annual Acting Intensive Retreat. The lower level rehearsal space is often alive as young people take part in acting classes and give impromptu performances for their instructors. A building can become much more than an architectural space when it houses the creative energy of the arts and Joppa fulfills this goal.

If you would like to come by for a tour, please give us a call at  508-247-3147.  We’d be very grateful for your interest, help, and support.

Elements Theatre Company is committed to the diligent work required for excellence, bringing meaningful performances of theatre, both classical and non-classical, to life. 

 Thank you for believing in the transforming power of the Arts!   

 

 

Joppa Project Brochure

Joppa Project Brochure

Building Plans

Building Plans

Photos

Photos

Following are photos of the process from taking off the outdoor lights and shingles on the original house, taking out the top floor and stairway after the trusses were built and in place, to expanding the spaces and transforming the building with rehearsal rooms  upstairs and downstairs,  a kitchen and meeting room, bathrooms and laundry area for costume care, and a storage room. 

4 pages photos March 15 2018

Tributes

Tributes

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