JTP's 2018-19 season will focus on women. Women becoming whole. Women empowered.
The season will include a classic Ibsen tale with a modern twist; a funny and poignant glimpse into a tiny sewing factory in L.A.; our annual holiday gospel show of "Black Nativity"; a historical trip down a river in 1890; the true story of a man who lives as a woman to survive the Nazi regime; and a musical that will transform and inspire.
S/HE IS. Becoming Whole
October 12 - 28, 2018. JTP Main Stage Season Opener: A DOLL'S HOUSE by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell. Location: Umstead Park UCC, Raleigh.
Not your mom's doll's house....
The door slam heard round the world. A modern, multicultural, celebrity inspired, selfie-taking, instagram posting, live-tweeting version of one of the most celebrated classics of female-centric theatre with its then shocking, now progressive final moments.
Nora is a woman accustomed to men creating her life for her. As accusations about Torvald’s shady, personal dealings become the center of potential blackmail, Nora identifies (and articulates) how trapped she has felt her entire life, and leaves her husband and children. Unawares of what lies ahead but carrying a stronger sense of self into it.
Adapted by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, Jackson Cooper, Aurelia Belfield, and members of The Justice Theater Project. The production will be partially video taped, and will include relevant modern cultural references.
November 9-11, 2018. Staged Reading. REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josephina Lopez.
Set in a tiny sewing factory in East L.A., the outrageously funny story of five full-figured Mexican-American women who are trying to keep their tiny factory from going under. And while they work, and hide from the INS, they talk... about their husbands and lovers, their children, their dreams for the future. A microcosm of the Latina immigrant experience, celebrates real women's bodies, and the incredible bond that happens when women work together.
Director: "Real Women Have Curves"
The Justice Theater Project is looking for recommendations for Latina/Hipsanic directors and actresses for its upcoming staged reading of "Real Women Have Curves." Please forward your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.