Over the course of the last month, as we reviewed applications for the Blueforest Gives Back contest, our staff has had an opportunity to learn more about over 20 Triangle area organizations working to make a positive impact in our community. So many worthwhile causes and so many people working to help others! We’ve have the opportunity to talk to staff and volunteers of the finalists, learning about their history and mission. We’ve been really inspired by the hard work and dedication of these folks and the work they do. Thank you to the 25 organizations who participated in the process.
Over the course of the next week we’d like to share with you a little about the organizations who made it to the final round in this year’s contest. We’ll start this week with The Justice Theater Project!
The Justice Theater Project (JTP) is a professional theater company with an ambitious mission – to build public awareness of the needs of the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed through the intimate and impactful medium of the performing arts. Since 2004, JTP has learned how to connect the public to important issues and vital resources through main stage productions, outreach and collaborations with many local and statewide organizations.
Along with their regular productions such as Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity, they hold summer camps for youth in Southeast Raleigh, Downtown Durham and in North Raleigh. What is most important to the Justice Theater Project is to bring people in to join these discussions to create community awareness.
What we love about Justice Theater Project is that they start an important conversation about current issues in our society and our community. They never turn anyone down who can’t afford a ticket. They have many different focuses, presenting a diverse number of social issues through the performing arts to allow audiences to understand realities and discuss social change.
Check them out and learn more at http://www.thejusticetheaterproject.org/