Introducing JAC’s Online Workshop Series, Create + Connect!

Justice Arts Coalition recently launched its online workshop series as a way to inspire ongoing creativity and connection during the pandemic, and to lift up the tireless work of teaching artists and advocates across the sector, who consistently allow JAC’s community to be one of vibrancy and artistic celebration. 

Below you can browse the workshop offerings and schedule. These workshops are being offered as a “pay what you can” series, with donations split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in our series, please email

This series is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (
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WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (stay tuned for updates!):

Create + Connect: Diana Varco Shattered Screening

Fri, April 30, 2021; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Join us for Week 41 of Create + Connect: JAC’s Virtual Workshop Series

Sit down (virtually) with Diana Varco, performer and playwright of Shattered – a dark comedy solo show that explores dating, dysfunction and sexual devastation – through the voices of 35 characters – for an interactive artist Q&A designed to inspire and engage participants.

In Shattered, Diana uses comedy to take us through tragedy and ultimately tell the tale of one individual, picking up the broken pieces of herself and learning to live again.

In this 90 minute workshop, audience members will get a glimpse in Diana’s artistic journey, see clips from Shattered and also receive a few tips and tricks for sharing your story, creating conversations around social change, and standing up to feelings of shame that often leave so many silent.

Your story matters. No experience necessary. Sharing optional.

Shattered is written and performed by Diana Varco and Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson.

This workshop is being offered as “pay what you can,” with a $20 suggested donation, and a $1 minimum donation. All revenue will be split between JAC and the teaching artist facilitators, to honor their creativity, passion, and commitment to creating these spaces. We greatly appreciate any support you can provide.


JAC looks forward to your joining us as part of this workshop series, as we continue to build our community of artists and allies through these creative offerings. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in our series, please email