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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 Production of Black Nativity Will Take You to Church

Written by Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes, Black Nativity premiered Off Broadway in December of 1961. It has since become a holiday staple of schools, churches, and community theaters in countries around the world. The Justice Theatre Project has just mounted its sixth annual production of Black Nativity on Dec. 17-19 in Stewart Theatre in… Read More ›

Cast and crew of A Lesson Before Dying pose with director Deb Royals (lower right) (photo by Valerie Taylor)

The Acting Is Simply Superb in JTP’s Powerful and Poignant Production of A Lesson Before Dying

The Justice Theater Project’s 2015-16 season opener, A Lesson Before Dying, directed by Deb Royals, is powerful, poignant, and well-executed (pun intended. The acting is simply superb! Set in Louisiana in the 1940s, Romulus Linney’s play is based on Ernest J. Gaines’ 1993 novel, which tells the final chapter in the life of a man… Read More ›

The Justice Theatre Project’s Production of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” Is Now a Raleigh Tradition

By now a Raleigh Christmas tradition, The Justice Theatre Project’s fourth annual production of Langston Hughes’ 1961 Off-Broadway musical, Black Nativity, is an extraordinary celebration that stimulates the senses with a blaze of colors, a torrent of almost overwhelming music, and an intimacy of shared passions emanating from the stage and swirling about in the… Read More ›