Wednesday, April 21, 2021

In-depth Conversation This Sunday @ JCTC



On Sunday, April 25, at 2:00PM, Ashley Nicole Baptiste, JCTC’s Associate Artistic Director  will initiate an in-depth conversation with the accomplished actor, filmmaker, producer and playwright Antu Yacob. Baptiste will focus the conversation on Yacob's work as an artist, and her experience as a black female actor in the industry. This event can be viewed through FB live and on zoom.

Antu Yacob was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia and raised in California and Minnesota. Her work is focused on women of the African Diaspora. Her film Love in Submission just completed its cinema tour through Full Spectrum Features’ collection: Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities. In 2020, the film screened in various festivals including New York African Film Festival, Women of the Lens (UK) and received an Honorable Mention in the Black Muslim Girl Fly Festival and much more...



The Jersey City Theater Center’s 2021 New Play Festival, part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s 2021 Stages Festival, will present ten new plays about healing from the US, Canada and New Zealand on four consecutive Thursdays, from May 6 to May 27. All shows are at 7:30pm. The plays—eight short plays and two full-length works—will be presented on Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with the projects’ respective artistic teams. For tickets visit 

The full-length plays are: 

  • Moon Drops by Carol Campbell, Domnica Radulescu, and Nikaury Rodriguez on May 13
  • Love in the Time of Mass Incarceration by Boris Franklin and Tequia Gladden on May 27.
  • The short plays include: E Minor Seventh by Timothy Nolan, Fractured Ferry Tale by Ken Levine, Hope Sings, Nocturnal by Ken Preuss, and Tiny Secrets Notes by Marj O'Neill-Butler on May 6
  • On Robots and Raindrops by Monica Cross, Random Acts of Kindness by James C. Ferguson, Relativity and Me by Len Cuthbert (Canada), and Skull against the Sky by Rex McGregor (New Zealand) on May 20.


By developing world-class programming that brings daring and consequential work to Jersey City from around the world and from very nearby, JCTC sparks conversations about important topics that are locally relevant yet, global in scope. We go directly into our schools; we work with community organizers and educators; we provide incubator opportunities for local artists; and we welcome artists, perspectives and cultures from abroad…all of this so that JCTC can put into practice its deeply held social change values, while serving our diverse community with equity and inclusivity through the arts.