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JTP’s Caroline, or Change Is a Lyrical Trip Through Its Characters’ Hearts and Souls

OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Theatre World, Tony®, and Drama Desk award-winning musical Caroline, or Change just might be The Justice Theater Project’s most ambitious production yet. With a soaring score that is almost entirely through-sung, Caroline is more opera than standard musical. Weaving together the musical styles of rhythm and blues, old spirituals, classical music, and… Read More ›

A Good Script and a Superior Cast Make The Justice Theater Project’s Staged Reading of Real Women Have Curves Delightful

It is suggested by Justice Theater Project artistic director Jerry Sipp that we ordinarily think of a “staged reading” as one where actors sit on stools, often dressed in black, in front of black music stands, only moving when they rise to speak. However, The Justice Theater Project’s staged reading of Real Women Have Curves… Read More ›

No Men? No Boats? No Problem! JTP’s Version of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Men on Boats Is Excellent

The Justice Theater Project, in its new home in the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, NC, opened its production of Jaclyn Backhaus’ breakout play, Men on Boats, Friday night. This play fits right into to the group’s mission, which is “to produce compelling theater experiences that create community dialogue and give voice… Read More ›

The Justice Theater Project’s Immensely Entertaining Multicultural Production of Oliver! Features an Impressive Cast and Crew

The Justice Theater Project’s mission is to connect audiences with theatrical productions that promote social awareness in order to educate, inspire, and entertain. JTP’s current production of Oliver!, the final show of their 2017-18 season, is a fitting one to end their seasonal theme of “Equity and Identity” on a high note. JTP’s Oliver! is… Read More ›

JTP’s Entire Ensemble for A Soldier’s Play Gives a Well-Knit, Balanced Performance

The Justice Theater Project’s current production of Charles Fuller’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, A Soldier’s Play, re-titled A Soldier’s Story as a movie, ends with the words “You’ll have to get used to black people being in charge,” which became fulfilled in 2008. It also kept the play from being produced on Broadway, according to… Read More ›