About Us

The 5 & Dime

Who We Are

A group of artists and friends came together with a common goal: To make a change in the Jacksonville Cultural Arts Community. From this, The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company, was born. It started with a simple question, “Why not us?” And so we offer this: “Why not YOU?”

The 5 & Dime opens doors to and for all artists of all disciplines whose passion, skill, drive, and enthusiasm need a place to call home. We hope to facilitate diverse opportunities and a supportive environment to feature flourishing talent and collaboration. So, with a renewed hope in what is possible – from people just like you – we boldly set forth on this venture… come along, won’t you?

As An Institution We Value…

  • Passion, and we will deliver it in every story we tell
  • Creative integrity, and we will deliver every production at the highest levels
  • Collaboration, and we will work to nurture creativity as a component of lifelong education
  • Our Community, and we will celebrate the richness of its diversity through inclusive artistic offerings
  • Artists, and we will create a joyous, energetic, vibrant, and safe home for artists
  • Our volunteers, our audience, our donors, our board and our staff, and recognize that they are essential partners in fulfilling our mission.
  • Financial sustainability, and we recognize its importance in allowing us to create a legacy

The Founders

Photo by MAYA ADKINS | Joshua Taylor, Judy Gould, Josh Waller, Zeina Salame, Lee Hamby, Craig Leavitt and Evan Gould. NOT PICTURED- Staci Grant and Caryl Butterley

What We Do

WJCT featured The 5 & Dime on their series Hometown. Watch the above video for a great overview of what we’re all about.

BLOOD ORANGE MEDIA created a video featuring our production of Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens.

The 5 & Dime is proud to celebrate the first 3 years and 13 productions. Our sincere thanks to all the 5 & Dimers who have made this possible.

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