In between working on shows like “Law & Order” and being a regular on the “Apollo Comedy Hour,” Kent Jackman has made a life well-served by the theater and found a way to make the skills he’s honed serve others.
The longtime Jersey City resident is one of 10 recipients of the Art House Cares Grant from local arts organization Art House Productions. The purpose was to help artists from marginalized communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jackman, who grew up in the Boston, Mass. area, is an alum of Howard University and executive director of KJ Aquarius Productions, which along with facilitating theater showcases and arts education residencies continues to build on his work using theater to help people develop what he broadly refers to as life skills.