JAG JUKE JOINT
A Benefit Dinner Party with Performances & Southern Home Cooking
September 27, 7:00PM
5 South Main Street, WRJ, VT 05001
Since its creation in 2015, JAG Productions focuses on creating theater to engage challenging issues of race, gender, sexuality and identity.
The organization was founded by Jarvis Antonio Green and exists to produce classic and contemporary African-American theatre; to serve as an incubator of new work that excites broad intellectual engagement; and thereby, to catalyze compassion, empathy, love and community through shared understandings of humankind.
Join us at 7:00PM on the evening of September 27th for a feast of gorgeous performances by artists who have worked with JAG in the past and delicious southern home cooking prepared by Piecemeal Pies. Cocktails and dinner begin at 7:00PM at the Newberry Market and performances begin at 8:00PM at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT.
The experience will be a gem of the Upper Valley, a chance to learn about the organization, meet the creative team of ESAI’S TABLE, celebrate the importance of this work in our current historical moment, and contribute to what is to come!
Tickets include a glass of wine, dinner and a performance.
If the cost of the ticket will deter you from going to the event and you attended last year, we will have 20 pay what you can tickets (suggested ticket price $100). If you can pay the full price, we'd appreciate it. If you can’t attend, but would like to support the work of this organization, this is also a link to make a tax-deductible donation. To purchase one of these tickets, please call 802.332.3270.
Questions? Call 802.332.3270.
Fried Chicken & Waffles with Chili Maple Syrup
Buttermilk Biscuits & Gravy with Fried Sage
Shrimp & Cheddar Grits with Tomato Jam (GF)
Dirty Rice & Collard Greens (VEG, GF)
Sweet Potato Coconut Casserole (VEGAN, GF)
Jalapeño Brown Butter Cornbread (VEG, GF)
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Banana Pudding (GF)
If you are unable to attend we encourage you to make a tax deductible gift HERE and support an organization bringing prolific artists and dialogue to the Upper Valley!
Tyla Collier is grateful to be a part of JAG’s Juke Joint! A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, she holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and resides in NYC. She was most recently seen Off-Broadway in Sistas the Musical (Tamika/Dance Captian) and Till: A New Musical (Woman 2). Tyla is represented by The Mine agency. www.TylaCollier.com
Marcus Gladney Jr. is an actor and singer based in New York City. He can be seen as Ellis in the upcoming Amazon Prime miniseries Underground Railroad directed by Barry Jenkins. Other credits: Choir Boy (Broadway MTC); The Skin of Our Teeth (BTG); Made in America (Public Theater); Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu). Thanks to family, friends, Carnegie Mellon, BRS/Gage, and, of course, God, for the unwavering love and support. “You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself. You cannot fly until you break the shell."
Nathan Yungerberg is a Brooklyn-based playwright. His plays include Esai’s Table, Evelyn Dreams of Horses The Son of Dawn, Pousada Azul, Orchids and Polka Dots, Golden Gate, Brush Strokes, Seven Pools of Lebanon, And She Became the Rain and Isosceles. Nathan’s work has been developed or featured by The Cherry Lane Theatre (2017 Mentor Project with Stephen Adly Guirgis), Roundabout Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, JAG Productions, Crowded Fire Theater, The Brooklyn Museum, The Nuyorican Poets Café , The Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Brava Theater, The Lark, The Fire This Time Festival, 48 Hours in Harlem, Climate Change Theatre Action, The National Black Theatre, The Hansberry Project, The National Black Theatre Festival, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Blackboard Reading Series, and T. Schreiber Studio,
Stevie Walker-Webb is a director, performing artist, and cultural worker. He is a Princess Grace Award Winner- Gant Gaither Theater Award 2015. He is a Cofounder of the non-profit C.A.S.T. where he served as Executive Director. CAST creates theatre for social change. He’s served as the Artistic Director of the Jubilee Theatre and as a Teaching Artist with Mission Waco-Mission World where he devised work with urban youth, and the homeless community. He has worked as the Outreach Coordinator for Theatre of the Oppressed-NYC. He is a 2050 fellow at New York theatre workshop. He holds A MFA in directing from the New School for Drama, and a B.S. in Sociology from the University of North Texas, and is a Hemispheric Institute EMERGENYC alumnus.