Our mission is to use the performing arts to bring to the fore of public attention the needs of the poor, the marginalized and the oppressed.
Zuccotti Park. The musical.
WINNER of 2015 Venus/Adonis Theater Festival- Best Director.
WINNER - 2nd Best Play Participant, fringeNYC 2016
Music by Vatrena King. Book and Lyrics by Catherine Hurd. Directed by Jesse Pressler and Aya Wallace
February 10 - 26. Umstead Park UCC. 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh
Click HERE for tickets.
"Wonderfully crafted with soul stirring numbers, Zuccotti Park electrified the crowd, resonating wit the soul of revolution." Stage Buddy
After eight years of war, Sergeant Cooper visits his childhood sweetheart Kate in New York City. They meet in the heart of the financial district, Zuccotti Park, which unbeknownst to them is now ground zero for the Occupy Wall Street movement.
With a cast as diverse as the movement is personifies, Zuccotti Park introduces us to students without jobs, homeless veterans, first time home buyers facing foreclosure, and those profiting from the system itself.
Told with live music, a set that "occupies" the room, and a night of dinner theater like you've never experienced before.
Click HERE for the full calendar of events during the show.
2017 Youth Summer Theater Camp:
"Lion King, Jr." St. Francis of Assisi 3 week camp
July camp in Raleigh will now accept campers in rising 1st grade through rising 9th grade. Counselors will be rising 10th grade through college age.
Join us in 2017 as we present a fully mounted production of "The Lion King, Junior" Weeks of July 10, 17 and 24. Priority given to 3 week campers. This camp WILL fill up in advance.
Contact the Emily K Center directly to register for camp. www.emilyk.org
Scholarship Applications are due by April 15 of each year.
Counselor applications are due by April 1, each year.
NEW Teen "Fame, Jr." Camp in June
June 25 to July 1 Evening Camp, $230
Rising 9th Grade to College Age
Umstead Park United Church of Christ, 8208 Brownleigh Rd., Raleigh
Six nights of evening camp with a fully realized production of “Fame, Jr.”, and a final cast party
Taught by JTP's Artistic Director Dr. Deb Royals with Kristi Vincent Johnson, Chair of the NCCU Dance Department
Sunday to Friday 6-10 pm. Friday 8pm performance open to the public. Saturday 1-4 pm cast party, set strike
An extraordinary opportunity work under the tutelage of two of the areas most accomplished theater instructors!
Art Inspiring Change since 2004
The Justice Theater Project produces professional shows paired with discussions, outreach events, free admission for the visually impaired, free babysitting for select shows, and free admission for partner organizations such as TROSA and Passage Home.
We receive State Arts Resources support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the N.C Department of Cultural Resources and supports exemplary arts organizations that set standards of excellence for the state that produce high quality arts programs, provide educational and outreach opportunities for children and adults, and have strong leadership and management.
Operating support each year is provided by the City of Raleigh based on recommendation of the Raleigh Arts Commission.
Project support is provided by The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.
Each summer we provide youth summer theater camps in three locations, working with Passage Home at The Safety Club, students in North Raleigh at The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi, and in Durham at the Emily K Center. All camps provide an extraordinary amount of scholarships for the students, and a fair wage for the professional and support staff.
We encourage you to become a season member, volunteer to build a set, join a committee, audition for a show, and become a part of the JTP family.
Internships for college students are available each semester.