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Here Within These Walls: One on One with Nicole Vanessa Ortiz

By Jesse North & Dave Tavani, JerseyArts.com

originally published: 09/02/2020

Here Within These Walls: One on One with Nicole Vanessa Ortiz

In March of 2020, the art world came to a virtual standstill. As COVID-19 continues to affect many aspects of our lives, the theatre industry tries to figure out what the future looks like. We dropped in on Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, who was set to star in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of "Sister Act" right when the pandemic hit. We talked to her about how she's stayed creatively active during this time and what she sees for the future of theatre.



About the author: Jesse North is a journalist based in New York. Through the mediums of digital video and articles for both print and digital, his coverage includes breaking news, politics, crime, celebrity news, and entertainment features with a focus on diversity and inclusion in the arts. Jesse’s work has been seen on NBC News, Us Weekly, Broadway.com, Entertainment Weekly, People, and 92nd Street Y. Jesse is also a roller coaster enthusiast and Ben & Jerry’s connoisseur. | Dave Tavani is a freelance video story teller and photographer. In addition to contributing to Jersey Arts, Dave works mainly for nonprofit and arts organizations in the Philadelphia area. His recent clients include Visit Philadelphia, The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, McCarter Theatre Center, Philadelphia Magazine, The Food Trust, Association for Public Art, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and basset hound.

Content provided by Discover Jersey Arts, a project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.





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