JCTC's Voices Fest Features International Plays
ADMISSION: Tickets for the opening ceremony are $35 (for the live event) and $15 online. Festival passes with access to all shows and events are $120, $10 for individual shows
For Festival tickets passes visit www.jctcenter.org
- The Conversations section includes “Meet the Artists” (Fri Oct 16) and a Festival Forum about the work (Fri Oct 23).
- Performances are livestreamed in their entirety over four days—Oct 16, 17, 24 and 25.
- Classes and collaborative workshops take place on Sun Oct 18 and the Festival’s closing day, on Sun Oct 25.
Mogilev Theatre shares Second Hand Time, by the Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Aleksievich, from Belarus, who is currently under threat of arrest and sequestered in her home, with a rotating cordon of diplomats protecting her around the clock. The adaptation of Aleksievich’s novel telling the story of Soviet life from Stalin to Putin performs on Sat., Oct 17, at 2pm.
“Many of the artists and groups we are inviting are acclaimed in their home countries as well as internationally,” says Olga Levina, the artistic director of the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC), who is originally from Belarus. “Their work is a direct response to the state of our world and the need for greater equity and unity. Their stories are eloquent, forceful and often surprising, and their messages and testimony are riveting and shattering. They deserve as wide an audience as we can give them.”
The 2020 Voices International Theatre Festival is supported by the City of Jersey City (Mayor Steven M. Fulop); the Jersey City Municipal Council, Office of Cultural Affairs; the New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism; Hudson County Cultural Affairs; businesses and organizations across the State, as well as several neighborhood groups in Jersey City. Adds Levina: “We are proud of our partnership with Jersey City, the Golden Gateway of America which has one of the highest concentrations of ethnic groups by population density in the country. Our mission is to be an annual festival that is as local as it is global.”