Nial always knew he was meant to grace the stage and began to blaze his path toward stardom from a young age. Starring in many theatrical productions, commercials, and ad campaigns, he found his purpose in life, the thing he could no longer live without. Being the innovator he is, he wanted to give others the opportunity to discover their talent and embrace it freely with their hearts wide open. His ambition for the arts and quest for empowerment granted him the ability to create his company, “No Jive Productions,” which was founded on February 25, 1995 and incorporated on March 29, 1996 as a non-profit entertainment entity. This company spawned his riveting and stellar hit “His Double Life” telling the story of a man on a quest to find true love from his mate, his family, and God. When asked about one of the pivotal moments in his life, he described his once in a lifetime encounter with multiple Grammy award winning superstar, Janet Jackson. He said to Janet Jackson, “Your music freed me during a time that I was so lost and felt I didn’t want to go on, you saved my life, Janet.” Ms. Jackson warmly responded saying, “Nial, I did not save you, God saved you, he only used me as a vessel to get you through.” Having received such powerful and enriching words of advice for his idol, Nial was inspired and then knew that he was able to do anything even with the weight of the world on his shoulders and adversity all about. With his determination intact and his dream in front of him, Nial has proven that he is an undeniable force, unable to be stopped, hindered, or altered from the path of success!
I live by this quote.
“It is best to prepare for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared”
As we head into our new endeavors! Again, I would like to thank the lord above for continuing to bless me and our No Jive family. We have begun to expand our adventures into producing more shows and writing screenplays, in order to lift our company well into a new millennium. First, a multi-city tour, then to continue as always, writing exceptional plays and to delve into television. This is only the beginning!!!
It is a great pleasure to be a part of No Jive Productions, Inc and all of the great things that they're doing in the community No Jive Productions, Inc is a first-class production company that produced world class material as a director, I enjoy working on great projects that challenge me. Projects that challenge my Artistry, that speaks to so many facets. I am excited to work alongside the visionaire, Nial Martin and all that it's accomplished. Yonel Aris is an accomplished young playwright, director and actor. Aris has written, directed and produced several plays. He has worked with major names in the industry. Among those names are Angela Dunlap Borrows, writer of the following stage plays: Why do Good Girls like Bad Boys, If These Hips Could Talk, and her most recent production, Gossip, Secrets and Lies which was directed by Clifton Powell Starring Lisa Ray, Robin Gibbons and Christopher Williams. In addition, he served as one of the writers for the play Fatherhood starring Multi-Platinum Recording artist Genuine and Lisa Ray.
My grandmother used to say to me, "you might give out but don't you ever give up". For the past 17 years, I have been blessed to be part of a great journey with No Jive Productions, Inc. There has been many trials and tribulations and a lot of sweat and tears ( some more than others) but through it all, No Jive Productions, Inc. has become stronger and better, not just as a theater production company but as a FAMILY as well.
Mr. Brown has worked in many iconic venues in and around Miami like the James L. Knight Center, Caleb Center, Gusman and the Jackie Gleason theater to name a few. Richard also worked on some of the biggest stage concerts, gospel stage plays, Broadway shows, The Florida Grand Oprah, The Miami City Ballet, festivals and many more events. One of the highlights of Richard’s experience was being able to work hands on with some of the words biggest super stars such as the legendary Diana Ross, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Will Downing, Alexander O''Neal ,Michael Mathews, Ralph Trasvent, Johnny Gill, Chris "PLAY" Martin, The Who, David Copperfield, and to many more to name.
Dudley, has built a long lasting relationship with No Jive Productions, Inc he has been building sets for Nial Martin since the age of 16 years old. From their first production to their recent ones, it has been an interesting ride... I am learning from them as much as they are learning from me... We are truly a family...Conceptualized and organized shows for local and travel productions. Designed, built, budgeted and oversaw execution of all technical requirements for the following productions: His Double Life (No Jive Productions 2010), Lil’ Haiti (Brian Speed Productions 2010), Why Does Love Hurt So Bad (No Jive Productions 2009), World Premier-Gates of Choice (New Theater 2008), Life Behind the Mask (2006 & 2007), What’s on the Hearts of Men (Malik Yoba National Theatre 2005), Having Our Say, Riff Raff, The Island, King Headly II, The Taking of Miss Janie, Sizwe Bansi is Dead, For Your Love…Sucker, Stories About the Old Days, Sisters, Zooman and the Sign (African American Performing Arts Community Theatre 2005-2010), Hair in the Kitchen (Lyric Theater-Miami & Township Theater-Columbia, SC 2005), A Date with Destiny (Bethlehem Star Productions, Tallahassee & Memphis, TN 2007), Go and Get Your Life Back (Quant Productions, Lakeland, FL 2007)
Malcolm Harvard is the youngest of four born in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Miami Borland Senior High in 2001; Malcolm continued his education in Criminal Justice obtaining a BA. Malcolm met Nial Martin while studying in college and he introduced him to theater. Since then he has starred in several of No Jive Productions, Inc. stage plays, working closely with Nial Martin while building on his theater skills. Malcolm Harvard continues enhancing his brand as he embarks on his pursuit of MBA ensuring No Jive Productions, Inc. remains amongst the elite production companies.
Welcome family, friends, and fans to No Jive Productions website. I first will like to thank God for this opportunity of utilizing my talents, skills, and gifts to give back to the community. Next, I will like to thank Nial, and No Jive Productions for treating me like family. It’s been a great experience and I enjoyed every minute of learning and growing through No Jive's Journey. Now as I embark on a new beginning of being selected to be on the Board of Directors, I plan to continue giving back to the community and inspiring others by encouraging them to never let their dreams fade.
Once again, it’s a pleasure working with No Jive Productions, Inc. on this coming event. When No Jive Productions, inc. says we’re family; No Jive Productions, Inc is truly like family.
Keith cash brown started in 1999 doing stage play and live theater with Michael Matthews. Performing multiple roles and tasks in each production , he quickly became labeled as a "character actor”. Through his of touring he has had the opportunity to work as well as learn from such major playwrights and professional entertainers as: Michael Matthews, multiple productions with Marvelous Entertainment out of L.A. JeCaryuous Johnson(IM READY PRODUCTIONS in Houston ,TX) doing a workshop for "MEN CRY IN THE DARK, Palmer Williams II (CAN A WOMAN MAKE A MAN LOOSE HIS MIND),and his biggest break touring with Tyler Perry doing the full tour of "MADEAS CLASS REUNION"...He also has done commercials and 2 movies and a couple of TV spots. Having the chance to work with major celebs as Hawthorne James (FIVE HEARTBEATS), Miguel A. Nunez (Juwanna Man, LIFE), Carl Anthony Payne (Cosby Show & Martin),a host of R&B band gospel artist from Dave Hollister, Melba Moore to Ron Winans. Being able to stand his ground of stage with the Big Dawgs...he has been told by his peers that he is a natural.