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JWCPA is a collaboration of performers and educators bringing art to Southeast Texas. Want to know more about who we are and what we do? Find out here!

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Our mission is to provide performing arts education and quality performing opportunities to youth and adults of Southeast Texas. Want to know more? Contact us!

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The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts (JWCPA) was incorporated in December 2016, the board was organized and met in January 2017 and received our 501c3 status in February. We bring a wealth of knowledge with over 80 years combined certified experience in music education (public and private sectors). Going on our fourth year as a nonprofit 501c3 organization, we have performed over 23 showings of notable titles in the Beaumont and Houston areas. I promised my students over 16 years ago that we would have a performing arts center. It took some time to formally organize because of responsibilities in the classroom. But after retirement in June of 2016, it felt like the right time! Now I can dedicate my attention to developing an organization the Beaumont community and Southeast Texas is proud to call their own.

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The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts
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 25 reviews
 by Randall Smith

Where do l start Mr.Willams and Company were simply amazing. I appreciate the fact that the staff was able to make kids really enjoy the arts and participate willingly. I want to thank the staff my kids will definitely be at the next event.

 by Nevaeh Mahoney
Workshop

It was a really fun experience and I had a great time
With everyone.I loved all the theater games,it helped
Me to get better with stage presence and making the
Japanese puppets was very fun and creative.
Ms.ray is a very great teacher and very inspirational.
I had such at great time there and I hope they’ll
have another workshop again.
Thank you mr.Williams for letting me be apart of this.

 by Bernadette Cay
Tied

What a moving, well-written play! The wide range of emotions portrayed by the outstanding actor caused me to experience the same wide range of emotions as I watched. It held me spellbound. I couldn't take my eyes off it!

It was so insightful and therapeutic to go beyond the headlines and see how the family worked through such tragic events through the eyes of a man.

Thank you for bringing "Tied" to us.

 by Alde Lewis
Tied

This is the time second reading of the piece I've seen. The first was at The Ensemble Theatre. I was able hear the clarity of intent better this time around and it was wonderful both in the storytelling and presentation. Kudos to the high artistry of Ms Crystal Ray (playwright) and Mr Jason E. Carmichael (actor).

 by Kathryn Veal
TIED

Mr. Johnathan this was a great performance. I truly enjoyed the actor, who brought a great message today for Afro American. Neveah was superb. She never ceases to amaze me with her talent & anointed voice. We appreciate the performance that you produced for our community tonight. God bless you Mr. Johnathan. Great job.. Would love to do a project with you one day soon.

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