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JapeScape Productions

  • Acting For YoungStars: K-5 programs

  • Music & Movement: Preschool programs

  • Improv Classes: Tweens & Teens

  • Homeschool programs

  • Birthday parties & events

  • Custom workshops

  • Coaching & training for actors

  • Jape the actor & producer


Acting for YoungStars programs are full of theatre games, improv, and scene creation activities that help students shine on stage while building confidence & teamwork, and developing speaking, acting, & presentation skills.

Encourage creativity and imagination!

Register today!

About Jape

  • Drama Teacher

  • Acting Coach

  • Actor

  • Producer

  • Writer

John "Jape" Payette is a drama teacher, actor, vocalist, acting coach, producer, and writer based in Boston's North Shore area. He has been teaching his K-5 Acting For YoungStars and preschool Music & Movement programs for over 20 years. His Improv for Teens brings his drama instruction to tweens and teens.

In the theatre business for over thirty years, Jape works in theater, musical theater, voice-overs, story-telling, commercials, TV/film, & radio. He has directed stage productions for middle schools & high schools and for community theater groups of all ages.

Jape is a published author of "Scenes for YoungSTARS!" for grades K-5 and the children’s adventure series, "Jape the Grape Ape from Outer Space"and he is an accomplished singer/songwriter of original pop and children’s songs.

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