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About The Playwright
Evelyn Jones Reed

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Multi-Award Winning Writer/Director/Producer Evelyn Jones Reed

What should have taken her out was what took her up. After being brutally raped and left in a ditch to die at the age of five, she developed a speech impediment and didn't speak for a year. However, after a teacher encouraged her to write and act out what she wanted to say, she learned that a picture is worth a thousand words. Since then, Evelyn Jones Reed has used her theatrical and literary gifts to encourage people nationwide.

Evelyn's theatrical journey to success started with two drama groups, The Sojourner Truth Players and Shadows of Arlington, which performed at historically black colleges and universities throughout Texas and Louisiana. She was afforded the opportunity to perform at the Jubilee Theater, Hip Hop Theater, and Casa Manana. She also modeled for L'Charles of Dallas. After serving as the Drama Ministry Director at her church for over nine years, Evelyn produced and directed her first primary production, Hallelujah! He Reigns. With the overwhelming support of her original stage productions, such as Rahab, The Bishop's Wife, You Got What You Wanted but Lost What You Had, What In Hell Do You Want?, Creeps and Silly Women, Seven Women, One Man, If You Play with Fire, You Get Burned, When Hell is a Place Called Home, and A Dead Church, she founded W. G. Ministry Theatrical Productions in 2007. Through her plays, the mission and purpose are clear: to communicate God's Word innovatively and creatively while encouraging audiences to relate to what's being displayed on stage. Her gift has made room for her and opened unimaginable doors of opportunity.

Evelyn has had the distinct honor of working with some of the world's greatest artists, including two-time Grammy Award winner and actress Ms. Ann Nesby and film and stage actors Clifton Powell, Tony Grant, Trisha Mann-Grant, Darrin Dewitt, Henson, Samson Logan, Miguel Nunez, and Andre Pitre. She's also worked with gospel recording artist CeCe Godbolt, Gwen "Gigi" Gray, Cena', and Charwick; R & B recording artist of the group Color Me Badd Kevin Thornton; and gospel recording artist and actress Dana Hemphill, to name a few.

Evelyn is a highly accomplished and talented director, producer, and playwright who has received numerous awards and recognitions for her exceptional work. In 2024, she was honored with the prestigious Texas Indie Filmmakers Award for "Best Director" and "Producer" of a Stage Play for her outstanding work on "The Bishop's Wife." Her exceptional talent was also recognized in 2021 when she was featured in Voyage Dallas Magazine and Phenomenal Overcomer Magazine. Evelyn has also received several awards for her exceptional stage plays, including the highly coveted 2018 PEACH Theatre Award for "Best Stage Production of the Year" for "Creeps and Silly Women" in Bermuda and the 2016 PEACH Theatre Award for "What In Hell Do You Want" in Cozumel, Mexico. She was named "2016 Gospel Stage Play of the Year" and "2016 Playwright of the Year" by Church Stars Magazine for "Creeps and Silly Women" in Phoenix, AZ. In addition, Evelyn has won the "2017 Gospel Stage Play of the Year" award for "Seven Women, One Man," she was also honored with the 2015 PEACH Theatre Award in Nassau, Bahamas. She has received numerous other awards throughout her career, including the 2014 Special Achievement Award from the 2014 Dunbar Alumni Association, the 2012 Trailblazer Award from Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, and the highly coveted 2013 Black Business Owner Award from Epitome Magazine.

But her unmerited favor doesn't stop there. She has written over 40 original poems, scripts, monologues, and seven original songs. She holds a degree in acting and dance from the University of Texas-Arlington. A woman who is fully confident in who she is in God and her God-given purpose, Evelyn's story of triumph, victory, and success speaks to the hearts of packed-out audiences worldwide. Her stage productions push those in attendance to not only live another day—but to live victoriously every day.

Evelyn is a member of the Dunbar Alumni Association of Fort Worth, LIFT Ladies in Film & Television, and a mentor for Academy 4. Evelyn Jones Reed and W G Ministries Theatrical Productions have successfully written, directed, and produced over 23 productions, spanning stage plays, comedy shows, and concerts. 


W G Ministries Theatrical Productions

W G’s mission is to effectively communicate God’s word inside and outside of the sanctuary. We aspire to operate under the anointing to produce a quality, outstanding production that brings the word of God to life in a way the audience can understand and relate to. 

Matthew 19:26

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