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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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 39 reviews
 by Theo
Amazing, I love it every year!

I have attended this drama camp for 2 years and this is my 3rd coming up, I absolutely love attending here and love it so much. I make long lasting bonds and am always around people like me. I never feel ashamed to be learning and growing and always have the BEST time. I love this camp and HEAVILY recommend it for people with outgoing children interested in singing, dancing, or acting. I’ve always been interested in acting and this solidified it as a major passion of mine. 100% recommend!

 by Alice Moore
Enjoyed every moment

I had the absolute pleasure of attending the JCPWA Dinner Theater comedy event recently, and I must say it was nothing short of an amazing experience! From the moment we walked in, the atmosphere was lively and welcoming. The youth singers were amazing. I was blown away. The comedian delivered a hilarious performance, keeping the audience engaged and entertained. The combination of great food, excellent service, and top-notch talent made for an unforgettable night. Kudos to the JCPWA team for creating such a fantastic event—I am looking forward to future events.

Alice Moore

 by Sherry Ulmer
Comedy Theater

A wonderful evening of local talent, fine dining and laughter! Bravo!!

 by Pam Davis-Jolivet
Dinner Theatre

Awesome & Beautiful night!

 by Veronica Redmon

My nephew had an amazing time participating at this camp. We initially though he was only participating in the STEM portion but he also snagged the role as the Giraffe. The talent and overall production was out of this world. We can't wait to see what next summer holds.

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