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A Place In The Woods WHEN: April 8, 2016 - 8:00pm WHERE: Merseles Studios (click for address)
A Place in the Woods by Erik Gernand looks at how your present can conflict with your past, especially when forced to acknowledge inevitable truths. In this contemporarydrama, a dark family secret is pushed to the surface when a gay man is forced to return to his rural hometown to care for his ailing mother. Finally back in a place he had all but abandoned, he's forced to reconcile the young man he once was with the man he's become.
What role should past horrors play in defining our religious views, our self-perception, even our politics? Is there such a thing as a contemporary Jewish identity independent of the Holocaust? Should there be? What if the Holocaust had never happened? Join Barry in an unbelievable round the world adventure as he tracks down deniers from Illinois to Iran, meets engineers and ex-presidents, and dodges a brother in Hungary and a boyfriend back home on a journey to discover the shocking truth.
DRIGGProductions presents 4/22 Façade/ Multimedia exploration of modern culture, hidden identity, and the loss of self-referra/Talkbacks
DRIGGProductions presents 4/23 Untitled /This piece explores relationships and the effects they have on ones authenticity/ Talkbacks
RIGGproductions is a dance & film company founded in 2013 by Philadelphia natives Khadija Ahmaddiya & Mark Caserta. With critical thought and exploration of phrase work dancers play on technical ability,individualism and unity to explore themes of social & cultural context.
Nearly two dozen pieces are featured in this visual exploration of self, a uniquely compelling exhibition whose opening sets the foundation for the subsequent Identity events. The gallery at Merseles Studios will be open throughout the Identity series.
Identity Artists Include: Luis Alves, Ricardo Barros, Carlos Bautista, Allyson Block, C Ray Borck, Jenny Brover, Luca Cusolito, John Delaney, Junia Flavia, Rita Flores, Cory Ford, Carlos Frias, Grigory Gurevich, Daniel Hilton, Andrea Artemis Morin, Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Alex Pergament, Jeanette Sperone, Nikita Polyansky, Clara Richardson, Theda Sandiford, Giovani Santoro, Carol Scavotto, and Fay van Eeden.
Funding for this program is made possible by generous support from the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Merseles Studios features an accessible bathroom facility. For all additional accessibility requests regarding JCTC programming, please contact: (201) 795-5386
Assisted Listening Devices are available, please contact JCTC two weeks prior to the event.
All proceeds go to Jersey City Theater Center, Inc a 501c3 not-for-profit organization committed to developing a much needed Performing and Visual Arts Center in Jersey City, New Jersey for professional artists, businesses, the community and visiting tourists.