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For All Its Horror, Martin Sherman’s Bent Is, in Fact, a Love Story

The Justice Theater Project, well-known for their mission “to produce compelling theater experiences that create community dialogue and give voice to social concerns,” continues its “Equity and Identity” Season with Martin Sherman’s Bent, first produced in 1979 in London. It is performed from the stage of the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh,… 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 ›

Justice Theater Project’s Version of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is a Must-See Show with a Wonderful and Talented Cast

The Justice Theater Project, headed up by Deb Royals, has been producing socially important entertainment for 12 years now. They never fail at both massive jobs — entertaining and driving home the various gaping inequities in American society. This season JTP’s theme, according to Kristi Vincent Johnson, chairperson of the theater’s board of directors, is… Read More ›

JTP’s Rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Is Beautiful and Captivating!

The Justice Theater Project’s rendition of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, which concludes its two-week run on June 23-25 at the Umstead Park United Church of Christ in Raleigh, tells a hauntingly beautiful story, set in “Catfish Row,” a tenement in Charleston, SC. Porgy is a disabled beggar. Bess is a beautiful, sultry woman with… Read More ›

Naima Yetunde Ince Gets Good Work from Her Cast and Tightly Blocks Men Always Leave

The Women’s Theatre Festival’s production of Men Always Leave, written and directed by Naima Yetunde Ince, was originally scheduled to be performed Aug. 6th and 7th, in tandem with Carol Torian’s The Traditionalists, as one of a pair of plays exploring “the complexities of our closest relationships and the way cycles of violence and abandonment… Read More ›