Mahalia back by popular demand!

In the interest of our Campers & Donors, Camp has been POSTPONED until further notice.

Parents are telling us that their child is not signing up because their not wanting to do virtual for the summer because they’ve done it all school year.

In response, we are re-thinking our Summer Program.

I’ll be in touch with the new plan as soon as we finalize. Thank you so much for your support & honesty!


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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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by Bernadette Cay on The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts

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 on The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts

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 on The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts

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.

by Adana Barry on The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts
Blossoming Opportunity

We've been a part of JWCPA for two years and wished we would have known about it earlier! What an amazing opportunity for our youth to showcase their talent while being guided and directed which such an incredibly dedicated, skilled and experienced team of theater professionals. My daughter also loved the nurturing environment and feels that JWPCA is opening up more opportunities for youth of color by encouraging them that they too could be on Broadway someday. We would like to thank Mr. Jonathan Williams for his perserverance and his tenacity and most of all his vision to make JWPCA the inspiration that it has become today.

by Wesley Prince on The Jonathan Williams Center for the Performing Arts
An Amazing Organization

JWCPA is a great organization. Headed by such talent as Mr. Williams, JWCPA has earned my respect as an artist and first time actor. Mr. Williams brings a caring multi-layer approach with professional quality to the stage. I was impressed by all the moving parts, from costume and stage detail, the live music and sound, lighting, quality artistic talent, singing and organization. JWCPA is a hidden gem in our community. If you have never been to one of his plays, participated in or behind the scenes your missing out on a one of a kind opportunity! Mr Williams has definitely redefined performing arts for me and brought positive change to my life through the organization!

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