Melissa Zeph - Managing Director
Melissa has been with JTP since 2006. She holds a BA in Business from the University of South Florida and has been working in non-profit management, marketing, public relations and design since her career began. Melissa has worked with The American Red Cross Clearwater, Florida Chapter, The National Drowning Prevention Coalition, Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park, CC Communications Special Events Department, the Clayton Center, and the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. In addition to her work with JTP, Melissa enjoys volunteering and mentoring up-and-coming arts managers.
John Honeycutt - Financial Manager
John has been associated with JTP artistically since 2004. He has acted in more than 15 JTP plays, including favorite roles in "Tuesdays With Morrie" and "Frost/Nixon". He also assisted in creating the original JTP plays "Still...Life" and "Light on the Horizon". John's experience with theatre administration includes co-producing independent plays with colleagues and managing the finances for those productions. John spent 34 years as a scientist, engineer, and manager in the computer and telecommunication industries before retiring in 2012.
Melissa Reilly (Production Associate) graduated from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA with a BA in Human Resources and Psychology. She has lived in Raleigh, NC for 25 years with her husband and two children, ages 20 and 22. Melissa has worked with JTP for the past 4 years assisting the Artistic Director and Managing Director doing administrative work for all productions and camps. Some of her responsibilities include issuing contracts and collecting actor bios, ticket sales, and camp registration and payment. Melissa’s contributions to JTP continue to grow over time and she has proven to be a valuable staff member insuring things function smoothly behind the scenes for JTP.
Art Inspiring Change
Since 2004, The Justice Theater Project has produced professional shows combined with discussion, outreach and advocacy.
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.
Jim Falanga - Chairperson
Marc Kielty - Vice Chairperson
Regina Brooks- Treasurer
Theresa Baumgartner - Secretary
Marcia Mattox - Assistant Treasurer
Dr. B. Angelo Burch
Melissa Zeph - Managing Director
Advisory Board Members:
Julio De La Rosa
Dr. Sheila Smith McCoy