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MISSION STATEMENT

 

JAG Productions serves as an Artistic Sanctuary for Black Creatives in the American Theatre.

We catalyze compassion, empathy, love, and community through the lens of the Black experience.

 

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"In this contemporary moment where we are constantly being made aware of the deep divisions that keep us segregated & siloed from people who do act, think, talk or look like us - it is crucial NOW more than ever that we build, encourage & support theaters that reflect the diversity our nation and our world. Our stories desperately need to be told."

~Producing Artistic Director, Jarvis A. Green

NETC Regional Award acceptance speech, Hartford, CT

HISTORY

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ABOUT JAG PRODUCTIONS

At the confluence of the White and Connecticut Rivers, which separate Abenaki land into the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, JAG has nurtured and sustained a multi-generational and multi-racial theatre company with Black artists and community organizers at its center.  JAG’s mission is to bring more compassion, empathy, and love into the world by telling stories that challenge hierarchies of race, gender, class, and sexuality. These stories are written and produced by and for Black, Brown, Queer, and Trans folx and the people that love them.  JAG strives to tell these crucial stories and provide an artistic sanctuary for creatives seeking rejuvenation, time for reflection, and a space in nature to develop art that will change the world.  Since its founding, JAG has curated, produced, and directed contemporary and classical Black theatre to engage and sustain individual and collective transformations that unsettle hierarchies of race, gender, and sexuality.  JAG’s primary programming includes: JAGfest, an annual new playwrights’ festival; Theatre on the Hill, five weekends of workshops, concerts, burlesque, and staged readings hosted on the gorgeously picturesque lawn at King Arthur Baking Company in Norwich, VT; and the JAG Musical Theatre Lab, a multi-year lab that offers audiences a new vision of American musical theater storytelling.  JAG is committed to expanding its artistic development and presence in New York City as part of its strategic vision to establish greater ties with New York-based theatres and the artist community.  Today, JAG Productions offers productions throughout the year, bringing in nearly 5,000 people each season to experience dynamic artists and education programming just five minutes from Dartmouth College.