TheatreSouth Atlanta, Inc. dba Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth (TSA or TheatreSouth) was founded in 2007 as a Georgia Non-Profit in Atlanta, GA. TSA’s mission is to educate, enlighten, strengthen, and enhance the local talents through theatre arts. The company’s motto is “Healthy theatre for your heart and soul!” Over the past 5 years, TheatreSouth Atlanta, Inc. has cultivated the community with several projects. The company’s first major gift came from AstraZeneca pharmaceutical in the form of $10,000 USD toproduce “A Rude Awakening” written by the CEO of the Association of Black Cardiologist. In 2008, TSA continued its projects doing a celebration for Yolanda King, hosting the AACT National Board of Directors Conference performing “Ghosts Stories of the Blacksmith Curse”, and receiving DeKalb Council for the Arts Grant for our African American Theatre: Past Present, and Future display and performing “Images”. TheatreSouth Atlanta, Inc. was highlighted in 2009 for working with Georgia State University (GSU) to produce and direct “A Raisin in the Sun” and then created summer internships for the GSU students to work at the summer arts camp. In 2010, TSA national tour of “MADAM” the musical based on the life and times of Madam C. J. Walker ran for a total of 10 months.
TSA permanently relocated to South Florida in 2014 and has since cultivated a variety of projects in partnership with Brigitte Keane and Jeff Tucker of EarthSave Miami, Inc. such as the I Have A Dream Musical on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. starring Broadway’s Jahi Kearse (Florida International University, South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts and the Phichol Williams Center), The Eve of Jackie starring Broadway’s Chester Gregory (Adrienne Arsht Center), The Colored Museum written by renowned playwright George C Wolfe (The Deering Estate), and The Phantom of the Old Opera House written by Joseph George Caruso (Phichol Williams Center).
All of our projects are family oriented and for all ages of men, women, and children who look to be entertained and educated through the arts. As we continue to build a stronger brand in our community, we also hope to build a community brand that illustrates to the world, art lives in South Florida!