JAG PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES 2022/2023 SEASON
JAG’s 7th and Most Ambitious Season Yet Is Titled “The Freedom Practice”
JAG Productions, a Vermont and New York City-based company serving as an artistic sanctuary for Black creatives in the American theatre, is thrilled to announce its 2022/2023 season!
JAG’s exciting seventh season, including new play and musical development, a residency at New York Theatre Workshop, the return of the wildly popular Theatre on the Hill, and a fully realized production of a new Afro-surrealist dark comedy presented in Vermont and New York City, centers around themes of freedom and healing. The season is titled The Freedom Practice!
Recent Tony Award-winner Britton Smith, the self-identified Black Gay Mega Pastor, is bringing his funk liberation band Britton & The Sting to King Arthur’s outdoor space, for four performances of Theatre on the Hill.
Funk, gospel, soul, and testimony will echo through the Vermont landscape as Britton and the Sting spread the gospel of authenticity and inclusion, bridging the way to radical liberation. The band’s anthem, “Let’s Get Drunk and Go to Church”, speaks volumes about the mission and identity of this talented pack of musicians, who preach to the congregation out loud and without apology
Join us at 8:00 PM on the evening of November 12th for a gorgeous feast, with performances by JAG artists and delicious
southern home cooking. Cocktails and dinner begin at 8:00 PM at the Newberry Market, and performances begin at 9:00 PM.
Every winter during Black History Month, JAG Productions invites 30-50 Black theatre artists to a week-long residency to further the development of a new play or solo performance. Over the week, plays are rehearsed, receive intensive feedback, and culminate in a staged reading for the public. As one of the nation’s leading incubators of new works by Black playwrights, we
center plays are written and produced by and for Black, Brown, Queer, and Trans folx and the people that love them.
As JAG is growing, JAGfest is maturing. This season we are expanding JAGfest by another two weeks to accommodate the development of new musicals. Furthermore, JAGfest is expanding to NYC with an extra week of opportunities for the playwrights to connect with important stakeholders of the theatre industry. We are excited to offer an expanded JAGfest that facilitates channels of connections, opportunities, possibilities, and growing networks necessary for our artists’ success and wellbeing.
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE BUSHWICK STARR
The Daimon Family has come together to bury their patriarch. But Mama didn’t like the service. Bubba and Sissy are having a hard
time expressing their grief. And their partners are just trying to make it out unscathed. demons. is a meditation on the haunting realities that come with trying to exorcize the trauma a family passes down...