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Video: Jarvis Antonio Green, of JAG Productions, reflects on more than 6 years in the Upper Valley

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Photographed in West Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 1, 2018, Jarvis Antonio Green is the founding producing artistic director for JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Literary North: Q&As with the playwrights of JAGFest

JAGFest 2.0, put on by JAG Productions, is a weekend performing arts festival of new works by African-American playwrights.

Jarvis Antonio Green is back from accepting Outstanding Achievement award for JAG Productions

Jarvis Antonio Green, founder of JAG Productions, posted these photos from his trip to Connecticut this weekend to accept this year’s Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre from the New England Theatre Conference.

Photo montage courtesy Jarvis Antonio Green/JAG Productions.

From a Valley News report earlier this month:

The award recognizes JAG Productions, which recently rounded off its inaugural season, for pursuing theatrical excellence and for its contributions to the New England arts scene. The New England Theatre Conference, a Hamden, Conn.-based nonprofit industry group, presents this award each year as part of its mission to support and celebrate American theater.

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Furthermore, the theater company — the first black theater company in the Upper Valley which aims to be the first black LORT theater in the country — is in the second stage of a three-part fundraising drive.

Thanks for sharing your photos, Jarvis! Congratulations.


White River Junction: It’s not so bad, and in fact, it’s the place to be this weekend

One little village, one big weekend.

Some highlights:

At the Center for Cartoon Studies’ Colodny Building tonight, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., cartoon school alum D.W. will be on hand to introduce the new Irene Anthology Exhibit (see photo, above) and answer the public’s questions.

What is the Irene Anthology, you ask? Via CCS: “Spanning six issues, three years, and all seven continents, the Irene Anthology defies all limitations. Editors and founders of Irene Andy Warner ‘12, D.W. ‘12, and Dakota McFadzean ‘12 brought together over 50 contributors to create one of the most ambitiously eclectic anthologies in CCS history. Original pages from Irene will be on display in the CCS Gallery from October 7 to December 1.”

Across town at the Main Street Museum, it’s Hocus Pocus, a spooky First Friday dance party including tarot card, crystal ball and palm readings; a photo booth; bonfire and ghost stories, and more! The party starts at 8 p.m.

Tomorrow night, Revolution is hosting its semi-annual fashion show and JAG Productions is hosting a pregame party (to benefit its ongoing fundraiser to sustain black theater in the Upper Valley), both of which Amanda hyped earlier this week.

Model Jessica Mesa, of White River Junction, Vt., shows a piece by designer Keeny Paige at the fashion show held at the Main Street Museum in White River Junction, Vt., on April 4, 2015. The show featured the work of four local fashion designers, including Paige, who is Colleen McCleary of Canaan, N.H. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

If you haven’t experienced a Rev fashion show yet, read all about the history of the event in our 2015 story in Enterprise, the Valley News’ monthly business magazine. Plus, Seven Days weighs in on the show in its latest issue, highlighting one of the show’s great strengths: its diversity.

“The upcycled clothing shop’s annual Tip Top Couture Fashion Extravaganza … includes just about anyone who wants to get onstage,” Sadie Williams writes in 7D. “The models are young or old, thin or full-bodied, male- or female-presenting.”

For more things to do in the Upper Valley — beyond White River and/or beyond this weekend — check out the Valley Calendar at calendar.vnews.com, and be sure to join our new public Facebook group, Things to Do in the Upper Valley.