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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 02-17-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 02-17-21.

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Dreamcatcher’s Summer Theatre Program For Teens and Tweens Begins Enrollment

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will hold its Dreamcatcher Junior summer theatre program for students entering grades 5 through 12 from July 5 through July 23, 2021.

Passage Theatre Presents Online Production Of "Surely Goodness and Mercy" In March

(TRENTON, NJ) -- For this year’s Theatre for Families and Young Audiences show, Passage will present an online production of Surely Goodness and Mercy, by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by marcus d. harvey. The production will be available to stream online from March 18-21, 2021.

Skyline Theatre Company Kicks Off 20th Season With Livestreamed Concert On February 20th

Skyline Theatre Company kicks off its exciting 20th Anniversary Season on Saturday, February 20th at 7:00pm with a live streaming musical celebration. This special one-night-only live event will be livestreamed free of charge from theirstage in Bergen County’s Fair Lawn and will feature a live concert performance of hit Broadway songs along with a joyful retrospective of Skyline’s past twenty seasons.


MPAC Presents Virtual Lecture on the History and Impact of Hip-Hop Music On February 24

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents Hip-Hop Music: Culture and Legacy , a special Black History Month virtual lecture on the history of Hip-Hop music presented by Wes Jackson, Professor and Director of Creative Business Enterprises at Emerson College, on Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students).

Love, Death & Photosynthesis Chronicles Lives In Midwest Indie Rock Scene Of 80s and 90s

Bela Koe-Krompecher’s new book Love, Death & Photosynthesis chronicles the lives of several friends in the Midwest Independent Rock Scene of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Written by a chronicler of the Columbus underground rock scene and co-owner of Anyway Records, it is a story of friendship, death and ultimately, survival.  The book is available for pre-order now, and will be in independent book stores everywhere on August 6, 2021.


New York Stage and Film Commits $100,000 to Support Artists with NEXUS Initiative

New York Stage and Film, considered “one of the preeminent incubators for theater in the country,” has committed $100,000 to their new NEXUS Initiative that brings together 20 multi-hyphenate artists to explore the question “where does story exist at the intersection of stage and film?” Through this inaugural program, NYSAF will offer direct support to these artists – each participant receives $5,000 and will take part in a series of conversations focused on the needs of new and expanded forms of storytelling that resonate with our time.

Important Documentary The New Abolitionists Screens at the New Jersey Film Festival this Friday, February 19, 2021!

Director Christina Zorich's The New Abolitionists spotlights four Christian organizations dedicated to ending the epidemic of human trafficking. The documentary takes place primarily in Asia as it is considered the most trafficked region in the world, with over 11 million slaves.


Rowan University Art Gallery Presents "From Bones We Rise, The Empathics"

(GLASSBORO, NJ) -- Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based artist who created a complex, futuristic utopian culture and society of an interspecies female race called The Empathics. Their mythology and story of origins began with the discovery of chimeric bones that triggered them to metamorphose into a plant, animal, and human hybrid creature. In modern Empathic society, anyone may elect to undergo the experience of interspecies hybridization, thus choosing to become an Empathic and a socially evolved being.

Portrait by James Fiorentino Honors WWII Aviator and Historic Land Preservation Activist

(FLEMINGTON, NJ) -- During a meeting of the Bridgewater Township Council, held virtually at 7:30pm on Thursday February 11, 2021, D&R Greenway Land Trust President & CEO Linda Mead and artist James Fiorentino paid tribute to the life, legacy and land preservation efforts of Lt. Col. Vaucher. Fiorentino also shared with the Bridgewater community Vaucher’s portrait, which he completed and shared with the 102 year-old WWII veteran and his family just days before his passing.

Porché Hardy Selected to Serve on Arts Education Partnership Advisory Council

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Porché Hardy – Program Officer with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts - has been named as the newest member of the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) Advisory Council. AEP was founded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Department of Education and is hosted by the Education Commission of the States. For 25 years, AEP has been the nation's hub for those committed to making high-quality arts education accessible to all US students, and the Advisory Council exists to help inform and guide the work and outreach of AEP.


The Open Library Foundation Names Tom Cramer As New Board President and Welcomes Two New Board Members

(PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- The Open Library Foundation, which enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries, is making changes to its Board.

Art House Productions Announces Lineup for Virtual JC Fridays on March 5

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions presents “Virtual JC Fridays,” on Friday, March 5 at 6:00pm EST - 9:00pm EST, online via Zoom. Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, music and dance performances, art demonstrations, and studio tours from 27 participating artists and organizations.


Hamilton-Based Recovery Coach, Radio Show Host Shares Inspiring Journey to Recovery from Addiction in Debut Book

(HAMILTON, NJ) -- Author and recovery coach Geri Petito has published her frank, humorous, and uplifting guidebook that provides a much-needed resource to people with addictions and their loved ones. In “I’m Not an Addict … I’m Just an Ass! I’d Rather Be a Smart Ass Than a Dumb Ass!,” Petito shares her personal journey overcoming and recovering from drug addiction, reflects on the role God and spirituality played in her healing process, and offers sage wisdom to others embarking on their own path to a better life.

Ocean County College Presents David Ignatius In Virtual Discussion On March 3

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Ocean County College presents Washington Post columnist and bestselling novelist David Ignatius, as part of its Blauvelt Speaker Series, on March 3 at 12:30pm. Ignatius will lead a virtual lunch hour discussion titled New World Disorder: Snapshots from a Journalist’s Notebook. Tickets are free; however, pre-registration is required.

originally published: 02/17/2021

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