JAG is a singular African American theater company that produces classical and contemporary plays written, produced and performed by black folk. We seek to build capacity by engaging audiences with the African American experience, and to inspire activism by advocating for the rights of black bodies and black stories. We further seek to build power by sharing stories, the narratives of which we direct. By building a company that produces excellent, moving work, on our terms, we engage audiences familiar and foreign, near and far, in stories and styles that are discriminated against among conventional avenues. By building a platform to tell stories of blackness, at an exceptionally high degree of production quality, we activate the imaginations, creativity and empathy of all who engage.