Hey there Villagers!
So, we’re a little ashamed of ourselves. We cannot believe we have yet to introduce the founder of The Chameleon Village Theatre Company! We know. Shame on us. We’ve gotten around to it, and we would like you to meet the face behind the vision. Believe it or not, The Chameleon Village Theatre Company is not operated by a Godzilla sized, rainbow Chameleon. It’s kind of disappointing, we know; but the founder has a vibrant, rainbow-like personality and that counts for something, right?
Meet our Founder
The Chameleon Village was founded by this guy! Well, this gal. Meet the founder, Josy Jones! Quite the theatre enthusiastic, Josy is an actor, director, and playwright who hails from Cleveland, Ohio. Although Josy is not native to Macon, Georgia, she has developed a love for the community and a passion for making Macon the best it can be. Josy has taken her ideology that “Theatre is a catalyst for the stories and voices of the silent” and applied it to her aspirations of giving Macon artists a home for their art to be seen, helping local businesses develop more visibility, and creating a new sense of appreciation for Macon’s underused and underutilized areas. In all of these goals, she believes that Macon has been “silent” long enough and it is time to let its voice be heard loud and clear.
Josy displays a lot of her ideology through writing plays. For many plays, she likes to interview individuals whose voices aren’t being heard. Prior to founding the Chameleon Village,
Josy spent an extensive amount of time interviewing individuals in the Macon area who had been victims of domestic abuse. Those interviews became a full-length play called The Representative that displays the intricately intertwined experiences of victims of domestic abuse and the various struggles they endure. She further involved the community by gathering actors and community members at a local bar for a reading in November of 2014. Some of her other pieces include Irrelevant Notions: A Play about FGC and The Black Commandments (A play about shadeism in the African American community).
When Josy is not doing theatre, you can catch her popping up in various places in Downtown Macon, where she may or may not be dancing shamelessly like a fish out of water.
Visit her website www.JosyJones.com for more about her and her work
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Stay beautiful and thank you for being a part of the village.
Don’t forget to sign up for auditions on the 25th & 26th!