Creative and Performing Arts Center
ABOUT Creative and Performing Arts Center Inc.

CAPAC'S Mission Statement

The Creative And Performing Arts Center (CAPAC) provides underrepresented youth and adults with educational opportunities in theater and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to promote problem-solving, collaboration, and leadership skills.

CAPAC'S History

In 2002, interest groups in Prince William County, Virginia, and nearby areas set out to increase educational and artistic opportunities for black and brown youth and adults. The result was CAPAC, the Creative And Performing Arts Center. After nearly two decades of landmark African American drama, music, and dance, CAPAC now includes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Known as STEAM, this mixture provides an approach to education that melds the arts and the STEM disciplines. This enlarged focus not only enriches learning experiences and environments but also helps increase the pool of underrepresented young people entering STEM fields. While remaining true to its original focus on black and brown cultures, CAPAC welcomes all who love and participate in the arts. Such inclusiveness, we believe, strengthens awareness of humanity's common bonds and contributes to productive understanding among cultures.

CAPAC is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.



Artistic Integrity

Purpose & Passion for Empowerment

Abridging STEAM Gaps

Community Engagement and Service


To become a world-renowned STEAM and leadership cultural destination that upholds the highest programming, customer, and community service standards to become a catalyst for expanding economic growth.


Board of Directors

(Vacant), President
(Vacant), Vice President
Lewis "Reggie" Turner, Treasurer
Shennell January, Ph.D, Acting Secretary
Sheila Anderson
LaTonya Jackson
Vernell Lewis

20th Anniversary Committee

(Vacant), Chair
SaRee Grimes
Vernell Lewis

Membership Committee

Brenda Johnson, Co-Chair
Jennifer Ledbetter, Co-Chair

Scholarship Committee

Sherry Simmons-Coleman, Chair
Sheila Anderson

Volunteer Committee

Antwanette Daniels, Volunteer Coordinator