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JCTC: New Play Festival, Healing/Thomas Edison Film Festival
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. 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 www.jctcenter.org
The full-length plays
are: “Moon Drops” by Carol Campbell, Domnica Radulescu, and Nikaury
Rodriguez on May 13; and “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.
friends at Thomas Edison Film Festival!
On Friday, April 30th, at 6:30PM,
the Thomas Edison Film Festival and the Hoboken Historical Museum
launch a program of short documentaries that push boundaries and
traditional approaches to non-fiction filmmaking. The program,
including six innovative non-fiction films, will run through May 14th 2021.
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.