New Theater Company in Woodstock To Collaborate with ArtisTree

Arts / Aug. 11, 2016 9:14am EDT

Jarvis Antonio Green recently announced the launch of JAG Productions, a company based in Woodstock that will operate in tandem with the Artistree Community Arts Center, where Green was previously the theater arts director.

For Green, who splits his time in New York City and Vermont, this is another opportunity to work with ArtisTree and Kathleen Dolan, its founder and executive director.

“I’m grateful to be given another opportunity to share stories through theater to our community, and with a new company,” Green said. “This time, I’m bringing new stories written by new playwrights about people and subject matter that exist in our greater communities.”

As an actor, Green recently spent six months working regionally at Village Theatre in “My Heart Is The Drum.”

November Production

In November, JAG Productions’ inaugural performance in partnership with ArtisTree will be “Choir Boy,” a new play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship recipient. A music-filled story of masculinity, tradition, coming of age, and speaking your truth, set in the gospel choir of an elite prep school for young black men, the show will be presented at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction.

“It’s an opportunity for us to be in dialogue with our community,” Green said, “to say, ‘Here is a slice of African American life. Here is a glimpse into African American existence of young men who are at a critical juncture in their development and in their lives.’”

The mission of JAG Productions is to produce bold theatre that reflects the times. As of now, the company will offer a limited calendar of two performances a year, both coproductions with ArtisTree.

“This gives me the opportunity and freedom to continue my work throughout the country as a freelance actor and director while still being a part of a community that I love so much,” said Green.

For more information about JAG Productions and “Choir Boy,” visit www.JAGProductionsVT.com or call 802-332-3270.

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