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KIDS PARTY W/ US
Thursday, March 5th at 7p, youth can party with JGP! Show will include giveaways, meet & greet with the cast, pictures, dance-alongs, and more.
BLACK KID JOY Tour 2020
JGP was established in 2007 as a non-profit arts and entertainment company. Our first production was "My Son, My Brother, My Friend" at Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Shortly after, John Graves began to build JGP to not only continue his artistic journey but to inspire the dreams of others within the company and the community.
Within its 13-year tenure, JGP has:
Developed & hosted several classes, seminars, and individual training in the arts, business, and life-skills.
Developed & ran after-school programming in the arts for schools and community centers.
Produced over 12 plays, dance productions, annual Heart Music concert series (an entertainment platform featuring local independent artists), 100 Voice Concerts, and monthly performance opportunities for local artists and community members
In January of 2015, John Graves opened JGP Studios alongside Heres2CoolStuff, Inc. JGP Studio serves as a unique and creative space where the arts, service, and community collide.
JGP has also performed in the main office of the United States’ House of Representatives, the Governor’s mansion, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Freedom Theatre, Universities and schools near and in our surrounding areas, and has successfully completed 2 tours.
Our goal is to continue to unify and cultivate the arts within our community. We do this by giving artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and students the platforms they need to study, grow, thrive, stay inspired, and create.
Through the artistry of founder and director, John Graves III, actors, dancers, singers, musicians, designers, entrepreneurs, and educators use their creativity, imagination, and techniques to not only serve and grow as artists and people but to confront audiences with relevant, inspiring, and thought-provoking works that give them permission to face their fears and live in freedom.
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The cast of Black Kid Joy has performed in the Governor's Mansion, Immaculata University, Central Penn University, Neumann University, and the University of the Arts. Black Kid Joy also took residency at Portland Mainstage Theatre in 2019 and returns to Portland in March 2020 for another 4-day performance.
"4 yrs ago, I wrote this show for my birthday and to celebrate my 10th yr. Anniversary with JGP. Super cool to have it grow as such a staple in the community and now abroad.
The music, singing, dancing, energy, colorful themes, and messages - people of all ages, backgrounds, colors and cultures love it. ❤ I'm thrilled to have it shared so publicly and honestly. It's blackity black black black! I can't wait to see what this production becomes and evolves into over the next few years.
🙏🏽 Pray for the cast as we work hard to spread this message of blackness to the world. It's a message of joy, strength, hope, and unity. We're making history!
✊🏻✊🏼✊🏾✊🏽✊🏿" John W. Graves III, Writer & Director