Herman LeVern Jones has worked with the likes of Dr. Maya Angelou, Ossie Davis, Debbie Allen, Harry Belafonte and many more. His theatrical foundation began in 1974, while in college, he founded the LaVerne Players, Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the companied tenure, he produced, directed, and performed in over 200 performances. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), he moved to New York City (NYC) and began working with Woodie King, Jr., successfully touring 30+ productions nationally and internationally for the National Black Touring Circuit (NYC). In addition to working on the Guiding Light (soap opera), Mr. Jones was the Artistic Director of the Madam C.J. Walker Urban Life Center in Indianapolis, IN and of the Grant Avenue Community Center’s Kean-Brown Center Stage in Plainfield, NJ during its 1990-92 seasons. He remains an active board member of the New Federal Theatre in NYC and has served on the Ohio Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Arts Council, City of Atlanta Cultural Arts Council, and as a panelist on the South Carolina Arts Council for their theatre division.He has also taught at several prestigious universities as a professor and has lectured at several seminars for performing arts. Some of his educational experiences include teaching at the University of North Carolina, Ohio State University, University of Massachusetts, University of Rochester, Yale University, and Morris Brown College. In 1990, The British American Arts Association Fellowship selected Mr. Jones to participate in “Internationalizing the Local”. The event was held in several prominent theatres throughout England. The event toured London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Nottingham. He was also chairman of the Theatrical Management Association’s Seminar on Black Theatre at the Great Britain Conference in Birmingham, England.Mr. Jones embarked on yet another adventure in 2007 with the founding of TheatreSouth Atlanta, Inc. He looks forward to engaging with another community, enjoying the kind of fruits that only the arts can bear!