Summer Play (NEW!)

Roots’ School of Theatre is excited to announce our first ever full-length summer play! Each actor enrolled in this show will be guaranteed a part with lines! Information about the auditions, and all materials will be given at our parent meeting the week before. Read below for more details about the production, and how to enroll.

The Jungle Book

Adapted by Monica Flory

In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. What will he choose? And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all?


  • REHEARSAL DAYS: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
  • TIME: 5:00 – 6:30
  • GRADES: 4 – 10
  • PARENT MEETING: Monday, June 1st (5:00 PM)
  • 23 SESSIONS:
    • June: 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
    • July: 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20 (Monday), 21, 22
    • POSSIBLE MAKEUP REHEARSAL (no charge): Saturday, July 18th (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
    • DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, July 23 (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
      • Saturday July 25 (6:30 PM)
      • Sunday July 26 (2:30 PM)
      • Saturday August 1 (6:30 PM)
      • Sunday August 2 (2:30 PM)
  • FULL SUMMER PRICE $420.00 (Including Registration Fee)
    • TUITION: 2 Total Monthly Tuition Payments of $200.00
      • (23 Sessions $18/each)
    • REGISTRATION FEE $220.00
      • Materials/Administration: $20.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE)
      • Includes June’s Tuition: $200.00 (NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER JUNE 9th)
  • MAX: 16 Actors

Sign up HERE


Meet our summer play director:

Max A. McCreary: is a director, dramaturg, and playwright originally from Zionsville. After spending a year working in the Artistic department at Cleveland Play House, he has returned to the Indy area. He completed his BA at Emory University, where he received High Honors for his thesis play, Phantasmagoria. Since graduating, his plays have been performed across the US and Australia. As a director, Max is most interested in work that is highly theatrical and deeply intimate. He uses the rehearsal room as a laboratory to experiment with all forms of communication, and as a classroom to teach social-emotional learning. He specializes in the principals of scene work, ensemble building, and narrative speeches. Max loves collaborating with other playwrights and believes in the innate powers of compassion and curiosity. Recent directing credits include productions of [Title of Show] and Iphigenia and Other Daughters (Atlanta) as well as Sweat and Ken Ludwig’s Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood (Cleveland).

"Theatre is immediate, it's alive, you're there with the audience, it can't be done again and again and again and again, it's organic" ~ Kim Cattrall