Three Unique Programs — One Extraordinary Organization!
JDPP is home to three distinct programatic offerings, all centered around the idea that the arts make a difference in our lives.
The Ensemble inspires change through innovative, movement-based, multi-arts performance on stage that examines social and personal issues of our time. The Ensemble has performed locally, regionally and internationally at such venues as La MaMa E.T.C. on NYC, the Kennedy Center, Baltimore Theater Project; The Garde in New London CT, and Hartford Stage among others. The Ensemble’s repertory is made up of full-length and shorter performances pieces. Pieces from our Current Repertory may be booked for performances in a wide variety of venues and contexts. Please see our Bookings page or contact our office for more information.
The Moving Matters! Residency Program brings dance, theater and song into schools through collaborative projects and arts education programs that explore movement and the creative arts as tools for learning and personal growth. JDPP has long-term residence at Parkville Community School and Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts as well as being an active participant in the Hartford Performs Program.
The Bridging Boundaries Arts Intervention Program couples arts intervention with social work, to bridge the forced separations of populations affected by incarceration. JDPP’s Bridging Boundaries program emerged in 2005 as a multi-arts residency for women at York Correctional Institution. The program has grown tremendously since that time and includes outreach to women at York Correctional Institution; outreach to women coming back into the community from prison; in-school and after school innovative arts enrichment programs for children and high school students with incarcerated parents including a new mentoring program; a special Moms and Kids arts weekend retreat at York CI with women residents and their children; and assistant-ship opportunities for Trinity College students to work and do research in these programs.