Theater: Trojan Women

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Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Trojan Women, a modern multimedia and multilingual adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy. The Trojan Women by Euripides, directed by Olga Levina, JCTC’s Artistic Director.

A foreign army marches through the defeated city of Troy. They destroy every vestige of civilization left after a brutal war. They’ve slaughtered the men and captured the women, whom they brutally assault and separate from their children. Will the only survivors of Troy be massacred as well? Will the women be forced into marriage or slavery by their conquerors or will they be made to live like refugees in their devastated city, subject to the whims and desires of the occupying soldiers?

Trojan Woman is that rare work of literature that has gained more power and relevance with time… JCTC’s production of Trojan Women highlights women’s strength, wisdom and compassion and is meant to spark a conversation about the ways “the others” are dehumanized through prejudice, oppression and violence in society. For thousands of years, men have fought wars, but women endure the aftermath, binding the wounds, mopping up the blood and stitching civilization back together. JCTC has brought diverse team of artists from multiple arts disciplines and cultural backgrounds to create Trojan Women for 21st century audiences. Join us at JCTC/Merseles Studios November 2-18; Thursday-Saturday, 8:00-9:30; Sunday, 6:00-7:30

Stratford on Duncan: Henry VI Part 2

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Saturday, October 27th at 3 PM

Stratford-upon-Duncan closes out their 2018 season of staged readings with Henry VI Part 2. Join us as we see how King Henry VI deals with inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, the death of his trusted adviser Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, the rise of the Duke of York and the inevitability of armed conflict, leading into the beginning of the Wars of the Roses. Admission is free…refreshments will be served.

NimbusPRESENTS: Offline 5.18-19 Imagine, Engage, Connect

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NimbusPRESENTS: OFFLINE returns for its 6th cycle, curated by Keith Thompson (Trisha Brown Dance Company, Artistic Director of danceTactics performance Group, Faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts) through the theme Imagine, Engage, Connect.

Two evenings boast 2 unique programs of new work. TICKETS

Friday, May 18 @ 8 pm at Nimbus Dance Works located at 165 Newark Ave

Nimbus2 (Justin Keith Perez)
looseKANON dance co. (Kanon Sapp)
Kailey McCrudden (kaycruddenco)
Veronica Cheesboro
Stefano Nappi
Wild Beast Dance (Tammy Carrasco)

Saturday, May 19 @ 8 pm

Nimbus2 (Justin Keith Perez)
looseKANON dance co. (Kanon Sapp)
Kailey McCrudden (kaycrddenco)
Evita Zacharioglou
Sebastian Abarbanell

* please note that this performance contains partial nudity

PRIDE NIGHT Performance of Grace, or the Art of Climbing

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Friday, March 30th at 7 PM at Art House Productions

Art House Productions is partnering with Hudson Pride for a special performance of Grace, or the Art of Climbing to celebrate LGBTQ+ community in the Jersey City area. Following the performance will be a reception for audience to mingle with Cast and Creative team

The theater is located at 262 17th Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310 (part of the Cast Iron Lofts Building)
It is off of the Hoboken stop on the PATH train toward Hoboken (1 stop after the Christopher Street stop in West Village.) And then a breezy 10-15 minute walk from the Hoboken PATH train stop to the theater!
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The Snow Ball Gala is almost here

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The Art House Productions Snow Ball Gala Committee and SILVERMAN proudly present the 12th Annual SNOW BALL on SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th, 2018 (Snow Date: Saturday, February 3rd). SNOW BALL is a creative black tie gala to benefit Art House’s innovative arts programs and features live music, light fare, open bar, silent and live auctions, and a festive, arts-friendly crowd! VIP tickets include a 7pm champagne reception with Snow Ball honorees Lou Mont and Sandy Weiss of Manhattan Building Company, first look at our silent auction, and an exclusive performance.

Pre-sale price of $90 available until December 18th, 2017 at 11:59pm. Afterward tickets go up to $100

Location:
Art House Productions
262 17th Street
Jersey City, NJ 07310

THE BOX: Disruption Inspired Performances Conclude JCTC Series

JCTC_disruption_THEBOX-pressrelease-photoDisruption – the thematic series featuring theater, dance, readings, solo-shows and visual arts exploring the personal and political impact of our current era of social upheaval –  comes to a close next Friday, June 16, with The BOX, one of Jersey City Theater Center’s (JCTC) signature events.

The BOX – named for the ‘black box’ theater at Merseles Studios –is a curated  showcase of music, spoken-word, poetry, dance and other performances on the theme of Disruption .

JCTC presents series of theatre, performances, readings and visual arts on a topic global in scope yet relevant to the community. JCTC solicited submissions for The BOX , which were reviewed using as a criteria: how effectively the work reflected the Disruption theme,  originality and artistic quality.

For The “disruption” BOX, this curation process included an interesting evolution. As more musicians, writers and performers became aware of this unique showcase, JCTC received submissions that not only related to the theme, but songs, spoken-word pieces and other performances created specifically for The BOX. Continue reading