Thursday, April 30, 2020

A Global Array of Poets, Dancers, Musicians & Actors Raise Their Voices for JCTC’s “Courage”

An eclectic, diverse and global mix of poets, actors, musicians, dancer and other performers will be featured in

JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World
Episode 3: Courage

WHEN: Friday, May 1. Courage will be go live at 1:00pm, instead of the usual starting time of 2:00pm.
HOW TO WATCH: the easiest way is to visit the JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Event Page on Facebook and follow the instructions. The program uses Zoom* Meeting technology, or click here. Or visit:

JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World is the online series by Jersey City Theater Company (JCTC) that in the organization’s signature style, is global in scope yet relevant to the community. Each episode has a theme, and the organization has announced upcoming themes for May programming:

  • May 1/Courage
  • May 8/Solitude
  • May 15/Strength
  • May 22 / Revelation

Courage features performances from a range of talents from the U.S. as well as artists from Europe, South America and Asia, including:

  • Elias Faingersh, a Swedish musician known as “Europe’s Golden Trombone,” combines composition and performance.
  • Susan Justiniano, best known by her alias, RescuePoetix, is a Jersey City resident with deep roots in Puerto Rico, best known as a spoken-word artists and community organizer.
  • Eriel Santagado & Charly Santagado, sisters and co-founders of ~mignolo dance~ , performing in numerous dance festivals & venues throughout the tristate area.
  • Martín De Goycoechea – an awarded-winning Argentinian actor, director & writer who has performed his work stages in South America, Europe & Canada.

Other performers include Rimli Roy, Dance & Theatre performer from India; Isabella Di Liello, Canadian Dancer; and Megha Sood, India-born, Jersey City Resident with 380+ works published in literary journals.

Anyone interested in performing for upcoming episodes are invited to submit proposals to

JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World is an interactive experience featuring performances, interviews & discussion. Participating artists range from poets & spoken-word artists to actors, dancers & musicians – all performing live from their homes – and home studios – followed by conversations with moderators, artists and of course the live, virtual audiences.

JCTC launched the series in April, with an outpouring of support from both artists and audiences. Artists and performers from many disciplines have submitted proposals for upcoming episodes, increasing the diversity of performers – as well as country and cultures represented.

“We are all living through a dark and difficult time, but with JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World, we can see how at least we’re not going through this alone,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director of Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) and host of JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World. “Artists and audiences are not just members of their local networks, but are part of a global community. We want everyone to stay tuned, stay connected, stay healthy and join the conversation.”

IMAGE: (Clockwise from left) Elias Faingersh, Susan Justiniano, Martín De Goycoechea, Eriel Santagado.

*For Episode 4—COURAGE –click here

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