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.


Forum Theatre Workshop: To Express

This experience is for everyone! Actors and non-actors using theater for    communication, debate and social change. A MUST for theater practitioners, social activists, teachers, community workers, and youth workers.      Food provided for forum participants. Based on the teachings of Augusto Boal.

$75 workshop April 21 (evening) and April 22 (all day).  Saturday 4/22 8:00pm show open to the public: $10 tickets, free for Season Members.

Facilitated by JTP's Artistic Director, Deb Royals.  The workshop culminates in a performance for the public.

Umstead Park United Church of Christ. 8208 Brownleigh Drive, Raleigh NC 27617

Forum Participants:  Friday night and all day Saturday.

The fun begins Friday night at 7pm, with an overnight stay at Umstead Park UCC with late night snacks.  Saturday breakfast is at 9:00am, work session starts again at 9:30am.  Light dinner break before the show. 

Learn the intricacies of Forum Theatre, with the goal to become community leaders and facilitate future workshops using simple exercises on trust,  confidence and group integration. Create a Forum Theatre piece, rehearse, and learn how to            conduct a public Forum session, with audience participation.

Public performance 8:00pm Saturday:  $10. Free for Season Members. Workshop members get 2 complimentary tickets to the performance.

Audience members become a part of the show as they stop the action, suggest   alternatives, discuss, and then name the interaction. 



For applications and information please call or email us. Scholarships available for the forum theatre portion of the weekend.

thejusticetheaterproject@gmail.com   919-264-7089

Thank you to our Sponsors:

The Justice Theater Project is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

 The Justice Theater Project is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations by the Raleigh Arts Commission.

Additional funding by The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.  

Season sponsorship by Solidarity Capital Group.

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 mid Raleigh at Umstead Park United Church or Christ,  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.





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 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.

Email thejusticetheaterproject@gmail.com