State Theatre New Jersey Announces Open Call for Personal Stories with "Share Your Story"
Share Your Story
An open call for members of the public to share their State Theatre stories in celebration of State Theatre’s upcoming 100th anniversary.
Since 1921, the State Theatre has been providing inspiration and entertainment to generations of audiences and millions of people.
Now, State Theatre is looking to its audiences to share
their personal stories and meaningful STNJ experiences by uploading a written
story, photo, and/or video to STNJ.org/Explore/Share-Your-Story. In
addition to uploading stories to the State Theatre website, stories can be
shared by patrons directly on social media by using #STNJ100.
Each month, leading up to the 100th anniversary in December 2021, State Theatre will select stories from the submissions to feature on its website and on social media channels.
about Share Your Story, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About State Theatre New Jersey
State Theatre was built in
1921 as a silent film and vaudeville palace. Recognizing the historic
significance of the theater, PBS honored State Theatre New Jersey by featuring
it in its documentary series, Treasures of New Jersey, in the fall of
2018. Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey can be streamed
at STNJ.org/History. Today, State Theatre is the largest performing arts center
in Central New Jersey and has welcomed 6 million people through its doors since
reopening as a non-profit performing arts center in 1988. State Theatre New
Jersey is a cornerstone of the cultural vitality of Middlesex County, and
averages a total economic impact on New Brunswick and the surrounding area of
more than $18 million a year. The mainstage
programs have featured high-caliber artists such as Diana Ross,
Tony Bennett, Kevin Hart, Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge, John Leguizamo, Harry
Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Program offerings
include Broadway, orchestra, family, dance, comedy, rock/pop, jazz,
Performances for Schools, and Sensory-Friendly Performances.
State Theatre New Jersey’s
programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the
Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has
been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a
grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.