Vermont Arts Council

I am a Vermont Artist: Jarvis Green

Growing up in the South, Jarvis was always drawn to the outdoors and nature. “I love getting my hands dirty.” A serendipitous opportunity to spend a summer on a farm led him to Vermont. Jarvis has been here ever since—bringing his passion for theater to a new environment and new audiences.

Jarvis is the founder of JAG Productions, a theater company based in White River Junction. JAG’s mission is to “produce classic and contemporary African-American theater; to serve as an incubator of new work that excites broad intellectual engagement; and thereby, to catalyze compassion, empathy, love, and community through shared understandings of the humankind through the lens of the African-American experience.”

Learn more about Jarvis and his work:     

Visit JAG Productions’ website.
Listen to My Humanity reflected; Actor and Artistic Director Jarvis Green on VPR.
Read JAG Productions Wins Regional Theater Award in Seven Days.

The “I am a Vermont Artist” series explores how artists’ creative expressions reflect their experiences of ethnicity, gender identity, religion, disability, or age. Covering all artistic disciplines, and a range of backgrounds—from New Americans to the state’s first residents—we hope to amplify voices that deepen our understanding of what it means to be a Vermont artist.

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