Real Life debuts at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe in Sarasota, FL on June 6th-16th!

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Joel P. E. King Independent Artist

alias Joel Patrick King

  • Director
  • Producer
  • Playwright
  • Screenwriter
  • Stage/TV/Film Actor
  • Singer / Dancer 
  • Print Model
  • Visual Artist

JPEK CreativeWorks Theatre

Located in beautiful midtown St. Louis Grand Arts Theatre District, JPEK CreativeWorks Theatre provides live, quality entertainment for all ages.  

Check our EVENTS page for upcoming attractions.

JPEK Theatre Workshops

Learn valuable theatre, speech and drama tools and techniques!   These devices are guaranteed to assist in any corporate and/or educational setting.  

Custom to your design!  Tell us the need, and we will develop a curriculum that is sure to guide you to a "more confident you". 


We tailor the lesson to YOU!

  • Become a stronger public speaker!
  • Become a stronger performer on and off stage!
  • Sell your best self!
  • What are your "doings" and how do you "land" your moment? 

We welcome children and adults!

JPEK CreativeWorks Workshop curriculums are designed to work for all ages.  (Specific curriculums are developed for grades K-12 to support reading and math requirements.)

Book your sessions today!

Please email us at  Give us the opportunity to design the right lesson for your classroom or corporate setting. 


Real Life hip hopera SIUE


September 29th 

In support of the 20th year anniversary of the Black Theatre Workshop, SIUE has chosen to present its alumni, Joel P. E. King, in a one night, two-show presentation of his latest work, Real Life hip hopera.  Please join us at he Metcalf Theatre on SIU-Edwardsville campus for a 2pm and 7:30pm performance.   

Aretha Franklin & Donnie Hathaway/ Roberta Flack Musical Tribute

October 12th - 14th
"A Song For You" musical tribute honors the great legends of soul.  Join us at the .Zack Theatre as Willena "Miss NV" Vaughn, Herman Gordon and Shelley Miller take the stage.  Please go to to purchase your tickets.  

A Diva's Dedication to Patti, Phyllis, Gladys & Aretha

November 30th - December 2nd

Join us as we honor the great diva legends. Phylliss Hyman, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin.  I promise that you have never seen a concert like this.  Please purchase your tickets at an locations.  

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REAL LIFE hip hopera

Written and directed by Joel P. E. King 

Lyrics by Joel P. E. King
Instrumental arrangements by: Adaron "Pops" Jackson, Keith Fowler, Ben Chandler, Brennan Stylez

Written and directed by Joel P. E. King
Lyrics by Joel P. E. King
Instrumental Arrangement by Keith Fowler
Produced by Dwayne Bess

Written and directed by Joel P. E. King 

Joel P.E. King Independent Artist

 Joel P. E. King is a native of East Saint Louis. Graduating from Southern Illinois University, Joel attained a B.A. in Studio Arts with a minor in music and theater. Joel is a prominent performer in the Metropolitan area who is working for international acclaim. Theater credits that precede him are: Raisin in the Sun, Colored Museum, Immigrant Project, In the Blood, Dutchman, Complacency of Silence in which he received a Kevin Kline Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical…. Musical credits are: Big River, Damn Yankees, Bubblin Brown Sugar, Ain’t Misbehavin as well as world premiering shows: Ruth and Joshua’s Boots, just to name a few. He toured with gospel show A House Divided where he was able to perform before BETComic Award Winner Tyler Perry who complimented on a "job well done". Joel King has attained leading roles in independent films such as: Pieces of a Dream, where he stars as young leading actor, Chris, best friend of Vic, played by former internationally acclaimed pop group member Raz B of B2K, Ishmeal Meet the Grave of Haagar and Award Winning Movie Ruzzian Roulette. Joel continues to execute his talents in other film projects, theater, television and commercials. As Joel continues to bring life on stages and cameras, he, too, has began to hone his gift in writing, directing and producing. Joel has written, produced and directed his works, with A Mother's Cry stage play being the starter piece, to later follow, " Meeting at the Elder’s Circle, Me, Don and the Psychiatrist, A Deeper Shade of Blues and etc. He was awarded the proclamation from the city of St. Louis for his latest works, Real Life, urban musical, Issues of Love, gospel dramedy and most recently Stand Your Ground. Joel takes from all walks of life to achieve the form in which his works take. All musical scripts have original scoring written and vocally arranged by Joel P. E. King with orchestra assistance from friends and colleagues. Joel will work to expose his talents even more in film, television and stage. "It's through our gifts that we strike divine consciousness."


Joel P. E. King Demo Reel
alias Joel Patrick King
Edited by Jody "Trunks" Holt


Joel King Acting Resume (pdf)


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Joel P. E. King

Founder / Artistic Producing Director


3224 Locust Street, #2D

(951) 223-5735

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