Jamila Ponton Bragg


Jamila Ponton Bragg is the founder of JamRock Productions LLC, a theater production company committed to works for women, about women and by women. After nearly twenty years in the nonprofit industry, Ms. Bragg transitioned to theater production.. JamRock Productions current projects include developing the Jean Genet play THE BLACKS for a Broadway in Spring 2025 and working with playwright a.k. payne on the 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn prize winning AWETHU. JamRock is also working with the Ntozake Shange Literary Trust to stage a production of Betsey Brown (1985), a semi-autobiographical book about Ms. Shange’s time with her family as a thirteen-year-old in St. Louis in 1955. 

JamRock Productions co-producer credits include PASSOVER (2021), DEATH OF A SALESMAN (2022), Tony Nominated Best Play FAT HAM (2023), THE WIZ (2024), and SOUL TRAIN (2024).

Ms. Bragg was named the 2022 Prince Fellow in the MFA program at the Columbia School of the Arts. The Prince Fellowship honors the legacy, career and memory of the Broadway producer, Harold Prince. The Fellowship is designed to support the development of gifted emerging theatrical producers. Ms. Bragg was named on the Broadway Women’s Fund 2023 “Women to Watch on Broadway.” 

Ms. Bragg graduated from Duke University in 1996 with a BS in Psychology and earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1999. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and resides in Harlem, NY with her husband and her two children.

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Advisory Board

Top individuals from the finance and Broadway industries lend their knowledge and expertise to the Broadway Women’s Fund.

Lynn Ahrens
Tony & Emmy Award-winning Bookwriter/Lyricist

Sammi Cannold
Forbes 30 Under 30, Director

Rachel Chavkin
Tony Award-winning Director

Eric Cornell
Manager of Cornice Productions Fund; Tony Award-winning Producer

Ashley DeSimone
Tony Award-winning Producer

Susan Fleming
Gender Bias & Entrepreneurship Professor

Alia Jones Harvey
Tony Award-winning Producer

Margaret Leigh
Broadway General Manager

Theresa Rebeck
Most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time

Michelle Riley
General Counsel & CCO of Bregal Sagemount; Tony Award-winning Producer

Jalaina Ross
Broadway General Manager

Jana Shea
Board Member of Women Moving Millions, Tony Award-winning Producer

Rachel Sussman
Tony Award nominated Producer

Brisa Trinchero
Board Member of Princess Grace Foundation; Tony Award-winning Producer

Lisa Vioni
CEO and CoFounder of HedgeConnection

Paula Wagner
Film/TV/Theater Producer; Prev. CEO of United Artists