October 22, 2019

Church of the Epiphany and Local Community Youth Theatre Form New Partnership

Church is renting some of its space to increase revenue


East Providence, RI (July 3, 2019): Church of the Epiphany, an Episcopal denomination church, located at 1336 Pawtucket Avenue in the Rumford section of East Providence, R.I., is the new home of JDP Theatre Company.

The company will be using the rented space Monday through Saturday for its rehearsals of upcoming productions, as well as classes in theatre arts, summer camps, American Sign Language, stage combat, special FX makeup, private lessons, and much more.

“For several years we have been discussing the need to be better stewards of our building,” states Church of the Epiphany Reverend Jennifer Zogg, who notes that the church will be using the rental fees to help defray facilities and operational costs. “We are pleased to open our unused space to welcome our neighbors and friends at the JDP Theatre Company, and to help spread the word that we are here to serve the

The church will also be using the rental fees to help improve church communications tools, like its website and social media.

Established in 2018, JDP Theatre Company is a professionally operating, nonprofit community theatre company working with young adult and youth actors ages 6 to 25 to produce high-quality dramas and musicals for audiences of all ages.

“The mission of the Church of the Epiphany supports and enhances our own, and we are tremendously grateful to have found one another,” states Judy dePerla, co-owner of JDP Theatre Co. alongside her partners Jillian Gesualdi and Jess Mayette. “The space is beautiful, convenient, accommodating and air conditioned, and will serve us well in fulfilling the performing arts work that we do.”


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