John O'Neal is an internationally acclaimed writer, performer, and director. He is founder and artistic director of Junebug Productions, the organizational successor to the Free Southern Theater, of which O’Neal was also a cofounder and director. He was a field secretary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and worked as National Field Program Director with the Committee for Racial Justice. O’Neal has written eighteen plays, a musical comedy, and a substantial body of poetry and essays. He has numerous credits as an actor and has toured widely in the character of Junebug Jabbo Jones, a mythic figure who symbolizes the wisdom of common people. O’Neal has been a leader in the field of artists working in community and for social justice. He has received many awards including the prestigious Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award, the Award of Merit from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and the United States Artists Award.
Acting Together II: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict|
Building Just and Inclusive Communities
Acting Together, Volume II, continues from where the first volume ends, documenting exemplary peacebuilding performances in regions marked by social exclusion, structural violence, and dislocation.