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Theater Reaching Young People & Schools


To teach, to reach, and to inspire through the magic of theatre!



• 2019-2020 Season – 20th Season Celebration

• Jill Womack recognized as a Tribune’s 2010 Business Woman of the Year Finalist

• Jill Womack awarded Teacher of the Year 2007– INSIDE COLUMBIA 

• 2006 Small Business of the Year Finalist • Columbia Chamber of Commerce

• Office of Cultural Affairs recipient 1999-2018 & MAC Recipient 2000-2018

• Kennedy Center 2002 New Visions/New Voices Festival

   - one of eight companies chosen nationally for our original play The Selfish Giant

• #1 2002 Missouri Arts Council applicant



•  Three main stage plays each year featuring students in Grades 3-college

•  TRYPS Edge production targeted to young adults - grades 9-college

•  Satellite production partnership with the Fulton Brick District Playhouse

•  Inclusive Theatre for children on the Autism spectrum for ages 6-11

•  Theater Day Camps over Spring Break & Summer Holidays for grades K-7

•  Creative Drama classes with parents (ages 10-36 mos) without parents (ages 3-5)

•  After-School Enrichment offering crafts, games, and dramatic play for grades K-5

•  Play Day Workshops on school holidays for grades K-5

•  Musical Theatre Studio combines dance and vocal music technique for ages 3-18 

•  Audition/Improvisation combines group and individual coaching for grades 4-12

•  Vocal/Dance Studio combining dance and vocal training for ages 3-grade 12



•   Reduced ticket for weekday matinees for Columbia and area schools

•   Scholarships to children-in-need for plays and classes

•  Live At Eleven - free monthly workshop at the public library and Barnes & Noble

•  Fire Safety Tour – free safety skit touring into local elementary schools

•  Study Guides – free educational guides supporting each play

•  Free Audition Workshops teaching cold reading, dance and vocal technique

•  Partner in Education with New Haven Elementary School 

•  Friend in Education with the Rock Bridge High School Performing Arts Center

•  Tickets & Gift Certificates donated to local charities


TRYPS is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. EIN: 43-1863488

Temp Address: c/o 4809 Chilton Court, Columbia MO 65203 • (573) 449-4536 •