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: No Joke Theater Second Screening

Thu, March 18, 2021; 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Join us for Week 39 of Create + Connect: JAC’s Virtual Workshop Series

Did you miss the first screening of No Joke Theater?! You’re in luck! Due to high demand, Justice Arts Coalition is presenting the film once again!

Come watch and discuss No Joke Theater’s, FAMILY AND ADDICTION, written by inmate participants from CA State Prison – LA County, performed by NJT teaching artists and returning citizen alumni, who will be in attendance at the live Q&A.

(While working on a 2-hour production of scripted and original material, NJT had to halt its program, mid-process due to COVID. The only thing that could be salvaged was a handful of scenes, handwritten on scraps of paper, which were carried out in Ms. Joki’s backpack.)

FUN FACTS: The scenes are first drafts, from first time writers, who were first time class participants. And… the performers had ONE rehearsal!

Photograph by Peter Merts

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