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Formed in July 1999, The Territorial Arts Ministries (TAM), directed by Carol Jaudes, is a performing group committed to Communicating the Gospel through creative arts.Their mission is to glorify God by providing Christ-honoring dramatic arts, resources and training that will equip His kingdom, spread the good news of the Gospel and carry forward the vision of the The Salvation Army Eastern Territory.


The Territorial Arts Ministries Team (TAM), directed by Carol Jaudes, is a performing group committed to communicating the gospel through creative arts.

The Arts Bureau and TAM team support the artistic efforts in the northeast USA through workshops, costume and prop loans, scripts and other resources. In addition, the team is instrumental in identifying, encouraging and developing our young artists through the annual TAM Conservatory and Creative Arts Service Team.

The services that the TAM Team provides are:

  • Live drama for various occasions and settings
  • Live drama for special events
    • Officers’ Retreats
    • Soldiers’ Rallies
    • Youth Councils
    • Camp Meetings
    • Annual Dinners
    • Divisional & Territorial Conferences
    • Commissionings
    • Fund Raisers
  • Teaching
    • Creative Arts/Drama Workshops
    • TAM Conservatory – Creative Arts Camp
    • Drama Curriculum
    • Arts & Evangelism Conferences
  • Support Services
    • Provide Scripts
    • Creative Ideas for Enhancing Worship
    • Drama Curriculum
  The Territorial Arts Ministries Team

The territorial arts ministries team

  Carol Jaudes   Carol Jaudes, the director of the TAM Team, appeared for five years on Broadway as Jennyanydots, the tap-dancing Gumbie Cat in the hit musical CATS. She has been a professional actress for many years performing across the United States, Canada and Great Britain. Carol is a member of Actor’s Equity Union and serves on the Board of the National Board of Christians in Theatre Arts. She is a soldier at the Montclair Citadel Salvation Army.  
  Ian Evans   Ian Evans is Arts Specialist for the Arts Ministries and Special Events Bureau. After college, studying theater and acting at the University of Connecticut, he went on to work professionally in the Hartford area for ten years. He has been a member of TAM since it's inception in 1999; traveling, teaching and performing, all in the name of Jesus in thanks for his new life.  
  Amber Medin   Anna Street
  Karen Krinjak   Karen Krinjak is a native of Manchester, CT, and a 4th generation soldier of the Manchester Corps where she serves as Songster Leader. She is also a member of the Citadel band and the contemporary worship leader. Karen has been a music teacher in CT public schools for over 25 years, is currently the director of music at Andover Elementary School. In addition, she is active in community musical ventures, having served as musical director for the Little Theater of Manchester, C. A. S. T., Inc. and Manchester Community College theater division.  
  Jonathon Shaffstall  
John Copeland

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THe Creative Arts Service Team


CAST 2014:

Belen Baigorria - GNY

Paula Baigorria - GNY

Alivia Bender - EMP

Bradley Egan - Southern Territory

Macaira Furman - GNY

Sarah George - NJ

Ryan Livingston - GNY

Oracia MorrisCaribbean Territory

Olivia Renkel - EPA

Chelsea Rice - EMP

Zachary Smith - NNE


CAST 2014 Summer Schedule:
            Coming Soon

Plot Summary
A musical based on the story of "The Ugly Duckling."

"Honk!" tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is lured away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to return home. Along his way, he encounters a beautiful swan, Penny, tangled in a fishing line. After saving her, the two birds fall in love. However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter. Eventually, Ugly's mother finds him frozen in snow. Luckily, her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life – as a handsome swan! Soon, Ugly is reunited with Penny and two swans decide to live the rest of their days in the same pond as Ugly's loyal mother. Abridged to 60-80 minutes.


What is CAST?
This 8-week mission team will consist of a group of Christian young-adults (18 or older) gifted in creative arts with an emphasis on acting, music, and dancing. They will be led by adult leaders who will provide spiritual and practical guidance. Ian Evans will supervise the team over the course of the eight weeks.


The objective of this team will be to use the worship arts to support the vision and mission of The Salvation Army. This would be accomplished through performing and teaching in the areas of dance, drama, vocal and music theory at various summer camps. These camps serve youth that often do not get to see much outside of the inner city or usually are unable to attend because of lack of money. In addition, previous CAST groups have performed for seniors, the handicapped and general public audiences. The summer ends with outdoor performance ministry at the Pier in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

How long is the commitment?
Usually 8 weeks starting in June until August. This year's dates are:

Is CAST for me?
We always strive for excellence but would invite you to apply even if you are unsure of your abilities. Former CAST members have said that they have learned to stretch and grow in many ways during their CAST experience. We try to look at the heart as well as a person's talent. We seek individuals with abilities such as - acting, dancing, singing, instrumental, or any combination of these but we are first and foremost a service team.

You must be at least 18 years old as of June and be active in your Corps or Church.

Will I get paid for being involved in the ministry?
Yes. You will be hired as a seasonal part-time employee. A lump sum is paid in August.

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