What is JaxPlays
JaxPlays is the one place to go for all information about current, upcoming and past live theatre performances in Northeast Florida.
Find out which local community theatres are perform which shows, look at the cast lists to see who is in the latest shows, and see where they've performed before!
Why is JaxPlays?
JaxPlays' mission is to preserve the history, promote the current and advance the future of live theatre in Northeast Florida.
JaxPlays' vision is to build a repository of information about every live theatre performance that has happened in Northeast Florida including:
- cast and crew lists,
- reviews, and
- upcoming audition announcements.
Who is JaxPlays?
JaxPlays is owned and operated by Ray Hollister, but the goal is for JaxPlays to be a collaborative effort that everyone can edit.
If you have any questions, comments or complaints, please visit my website and feel free to contact me on any of the platforms listed or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ray Hollister here, lead editor and developer of JaxPlays.
I started JaxPlays on January 9, 2020. Perhaps not the best timing. 🤷🏻♂️
Needless to say, things did not go as we expected for local, live theatre that year or the next.
Now that the Coronavirus situation has settled down, I am excited to get started working on JaxPlays again, adding shows and cast and crew lists. I am working on adding audition announcements and reviews soon, and I expect to have a big announcement in a month or so!
I have a lot of work ahead of me, just to get caught up back to when the site was launched, but I also have a bit of free time since I broke my back last month.
Also, unfortunately, while JaxPlays was on hiatus, jaxplays.com was inundated with spammers and bots. So, the site is currently locked down to only admins. No one else can create an account or add content until I've been able to update the site's core code and extensions. The goal is for JaxPlays to be a collaborative effort that everyone can participate in, but obviously it must be safe from spammers first!
If you would like to help, please reach out to me on social media or you can email me. MediaWiki, the platform JaxPlays is built on, is a bit tricky to learn at first, but if you are familiar with HTML or markup language, it doesn't take long to learn. If you are interested, let me know, and I will set up an account for you and send you a brief getting started guide.
Break a leg!