The Junior Advisory Board (JAB for short) is a group of 9th-12th graders with a passion for the performing arts and for serving the Spartanburg Youth Theatre (SYT). JAB members apply for a spot on the board and must have been involved onstage or backstage in at least two previous SYT productions before they can apply. 


JAB exists to allow the youth to have a voice at SYT. They give the SYT director valuable input regarding shows and productions. JAB also provides extensive services to the theatre, including but not limited to assisting with auditions and audition workshops, participating in at least two SYT productions each season, and producing and performing in the annual Spanky Awards Show. 

Each May rising 9th-12th graders interested in applying for JAB will have the opportunity to submit an application that will be posted to the SYT website and Facebook page.


WANT TO BE IN JAB 2021-22?

Applications for 2021-2022 will be available in mid-April 2021

  • Applicants must be in the rising 9th-12th grade and must have participated as cast and/or crew in at least 2 SYT productions within the past 2 seasons (2019-20 season until now).



  • You will be notified by email on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in the afternoon if you have been selected to be a member of JAB.


  • If you become a member of JAB, we will have a meeting on a date in May TBD in the SYT classroom for all new and returning JAB members.


  • Members must fulfill the below requirements. Members who are unable to fulfill the requirements will be dismissed from JAB and will not be able to participate in 2022 Spanky Awards.

JAB 2021-22 Requirements:

1. Must be in the rising 9th-12th grade.

2. Must have participated as cast and/or crew in at least 2 SYT productions within the past 2 seasons (2019-20 season until now).

3. Serve a 1-year term from June 2021 - May 2022.

4. Attend JAB meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month (4:30-5:30pm), with no more than 2 unexcused absences in the fall and 2 unexcused absences in the spring.

5. Assist with at least 1 week-long summer camp during summer 2021.

6. Assist with at least 1 fall or spring class (weekly commitment) - If schedule does not allow for assisting a class, you must acquire 80 JAB Participation Points total instead of 70)

6. Accumulate 70 JAB Participation Points by accomplishing tasks such as:
     -Cast member/stage manager/assistant director in a 2021-22 SYT or SLT production
(30 points per production)
     -Crew member in a 2021-22 SYT or SLT production (20 points per production)
     -Assist with an additional 2021 summer camp aside from your required camp (20 points per additional camp)

       -Assist with an additional fall or spring class aside from your 1 required class (20 points per additional class)
     -Work the Stargrams table for a 2021-22 SYT production (10 points per production)
     -Any additional activities/events where help is needed (points determined case-by-case)

7. Upon completion of above requirements, participate as cast or crew in the Spanky Awards Show in 2022.

     **Starting late April, 2022, JAB will rehearse Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30-7:30pm for the Spanky Awards.

        Conflicts will be allowed within reason.

2020-2021 Junior Advisory Board


Abbie Loscuito

Abbie Van Pelt

Anna Becknell

Annie Brannon

August Williams

Ava Stricklen

Avery Beaton

Colin Calvert

Ellie Calvert

Grace Januchowski

Grace Ladoucer

Isabella Rector

Jacob Hansen

Kate Yarbray

Laney Voyles

Liam Woodall

Maddox Cox

Madison Doggett

Mary Cathryn English

Merideth Hall

Molly Jones

Myles Moore

Parker Bowen

Sarah Kneisley

Sydney Threatt

Veronica Glinyany

Zary Van Pelt




Junior Advisory Board

2018-19 Season

imagination never gets old.

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200 E. St. John Street

Spartanburg, SC 29306

The Spartanburg Little Theatre & Youth Theatre are funded in part by The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg and its donors, the City and County of Spartanburg, and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.