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Johnny Sizemore is the co-founder of Showtime Productions which is a non-profit Christian and urban based Theatre Company. Currently, he serves as the Co-CEO, Director, Writer and Executive Producer. Johnny is a multiple business executive who has been called into ministry while simultaneously serving the market. As a minster Johnny is known as a powerful, prolific celebrant, charged with a strong desire to see this generation on fire for God! His efforts do not cease with the pulpit.
In 2005 Johnny formed the award-winning gospel group popularly known as Johnny Sizemore and One Accord. Under his leadership One Accord has earned 5 Rhythm of Gospel Awards. With the growth and success of One Accord the group’s name has been changed to Johnny Sizemore and Elevated. The name change is in direct correlations to the success and “elevation” of the group.
To provide justification for the title, “multiple business executive”, Johnny is also the CEO of JMS Media Group, which is a full-service photography and videography company. JMS’s allocates include published work in national magazines, book cover, music art covers and much more. However, his most successful business venture came about with the development of Showtime Productions.
As the co-founder of Showtime Productions, Johnny has work vigorously to promote the presents of Showtime. Showtime is the brainchild of Johnny and co-founder Kerrick Greer. The organization was created in an effort to combat the lack of diversity in theatre in the Upstate. They realized that people from certain backgrounds were underexposed to theatre or overlooked when casting for parts. They wanted to provide a platform for actors both aspiring and seasoned who may not otherwise have an opportunity. Since conception in 2016, Showtime has produced sequential sold out performances. Three stages plays, A Cry Nobody Heard, What Lies Beneath and Collateral Damage, one short film, Young N Love, which earned placement in the Second Act Film Festival, and a web series called, If Truth Be Told. Johnny has also been nominated for eight Playwright awards, Directors of the year for A Cry Nobody Heard, nominated for Stage Play of the year,”, as well as Playwright of the year, and Up & Coming Playwright and Productions Company of the year.
In addition to his efforts with Showtime, Johnny is also an accomplished actor. He has been featured on TV One’s “Fatal Attraction”, Investigation Discovery, “Murder Chose Me” and Oxygen Network, “Snapped Killer Couples”.
Johnny is also very influential in the community. He uses Showtime and his ministry as a platform to give back. Through Johnny’s co-leadership with Showtime he has created a community initiative called Showtime Shows Up which is an outreach program for under privileged children, as well as he has created a scholarship program which provides a financial award to young deserving and aspiring actors. Johnny also uses his ministry to encourage, inspire and positively influence the youth of the Upstate. His community work includes serving as a motivational speaker, mentor and youth advisor. Johnny is known for the heartfelt statement, “absolutely nothing is too hard for God!”
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Kerrick Greer is the co-founder of Showtime Productions which is a non-profit Christian and urban based Theatre Company. Currently, he serves as the Co-CEO, Head of Creative Development and Writer for the organization. Kerrick is a native of the Upstate area of South Carolina and has been heavily involved in theatre for over 15 years. His love for the theatre was birthed during his high school years as he was an active member of the Dwight Woods Repertory Theatre. Under the instruction of Dwight Woods Kerrick was able to hone his skills in both the acting and production arenas. His affiliations with the Repertory Theatre, also afforded him the opportunity to participate in several high school productions.
Kerrick’s allocates also include preforming on stage with Gospel Recording Artist Johnny Sizemore and the award winning One Accord. The gospel group One Accord is the winner of 5 Rhythm of Gospel Awards. Kerrick currently serves as the Creative Director for the group. Adding to his accomplishments, in 2016 Kerrick and co-founder Johnny Sizemore saw a lifelong dream come to pass with the birth of Showtime Productions. To date, Showtime has produced three sequential stages plays, A Cry Nobody Heard, What Lies Beneath and Collateral Damage, one short film, Young N Love , which earned placement in the Second Act Film Festival, and a web series called, If Truth Be Told.
He was also Nominated for the Stage Play of the year,”, as well as Playwright of the year, and Up & Coming Playwright and Productions company of the year. In addition to his work as an award-winning playwright for Showtime he is also an accomplished actor. Kerrick has been featured on TV One’s, “Fatal Attraction” and “For My Man”. Since the conception of the organization Kerrick has been instrumental in securing Showtime’s present in the community. Through Kerrick’s co-leadership with Showtime he has created a community initiative called Showtime Shows Up which is an outreach program for under privileged children, as well as he has created a scholarship program which provides a financial award to young deserving and aspiring actors. Showtime is committed to creating, developing, producing and providing an artistically excellent and culturally diverse theatre experience.
Kerrick stands on the principle that the theatre experience should be relevant, connectable and inspiring to the community. All aspects of his life are governed by his favorite quote.
Before the Plan, there is an Idea. Before the Idea, there is a Purpose. Before the Purpose, there is Your Spirit...aching to express Itself!
~ Paresh Shah