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New Jersey Stage: Daily Edition 02-18-21

NJ Stage Daily Update

Here is the morning update for New Jersey Stage for 02-18-21.

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Passage Theatre's “Babel” Explores Parenting in a "Perfect" World

Jacqueline Goldfinger’s 90-minute play "Babel" glories in rapid-fire dialogue, comic visuals, and relatable characters—but its underlying issues are deadly serious.

Drama League Announces Dates for DirectorFest and Drama League Awards

(NEW YORK, NY) -- The Drama League has announced the dates and line-up for DirectorFest 2021, a multi-week festival celebrating the art of stage directing and honoring the service organization’s 2020-21 Directors Project class of New York and Classical Fellowship recipients. Five select Directors Project fellows, early to mid-career artists chosen each year from hundreds of applicants worldwide, will direct vibrant new theatrical productions to be staged, filmed, and produced this spring and made accessible to audiences online.

Mile Square Theatre presents "The Playbill Gallery (a love story)" As Part of Stages Festival

(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Mile Square Theatre presents The Playbill Gallery (a love story), written and performed by MST playwright-in-residence Joseph Gallo. The audio play will debut as a podcast on Friday, March 5 for an open-ended run.


Michael Mwenso: Hope, Resist & Heal, Performance and Conversation with Shannon Effinger Online February 25

(NEW YORK, NY) -- Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere is continuing their Black History Month celebrations and commemorative performances throughout February, with an exclusive presentation of Michael Mwenso: Hope, Resist & Heal, Performance and Conversation with Shannon Effinger, in association with New York Music Month Extended Play, an initiative of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Entertainment on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm ET. The event will stream on SummerStageAnywhere.org and across SummerStage socials: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch.

James Austin, Jr., Alexis Morrast to Perform at NJJS February Virtual Social On February 27

When pianist James Austin, Jr., led a quartet at one of the last New Jersey Jazz Society live Jazz Socials -- in January 2020 at Shanghai Jazz in Madison – he demonstrated a great deal of versatility, ranging from the music of Stevie Wonder to Cole Porter’s “What is This Thing Called Love” to Dizzy Gillespie’s “Con Alma”. One audience member was heard describing the afternoon performance as a “killer concert”. When vocalist Alexis Morrast performed at the NJJS 45th Anniversary Concert at Madison’s Drew University in October 2017, some in the audience called her “a young Ella Fitzgerald”.

Star Harpist Alexander Boldachev Performs on PSO's March 7th Puccini & Respighi Virtual Concert

(PRINCETON, NJ) --  On Sunday, March 7 at 4:00pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents the virtual concert Puccini & Respighi  featuring Ottorino Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite III and Giacomo Puccini’s I Crisantemi, performed by the orchestra under the baton of Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov. Guest harpist Alexander Boldachev performs original compositions for solo harp and arrangements of well-known works by Bedřich Smetana and Astor Piazzolla.


The Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary With Virtual Festival February 27 to March 3

(RIDGEWOOD, NJ) -- Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival and watch a curated selection of interesting, new  and impactful new films virtually. The #RGIFF is back to deliver some of 2020’s most exciting indie cinema in a new virtual format. From February 27, 2021 to March 3, 2021 enjoy over 85 films and 21 hours of content ranging from dramas, comedies, student films, music videos, international flicks, and everything in between from the comfort of your couch. Films will be available for viewing in custom blocks according to genre at specific times throughout the festival.

Lighthouse International Film Society Offers Virtual Screenings Of "Minari"

(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- Available screening slots are going quickly for Minari, which is available virtually by the Lighthouse International Film Society (LIFS).  Screening slots run until February 25th. Minari stars Steven Yeun,Yeri Han, Youn Yuh-jung and Will Patton and was directed by Lee Isaac Chung. It tells the story of a Korean family that moves to rural Arkansas in the 1980s to start a farm and raise their two children. 

2021 United States Super 8 Film + DV Festival Celebrates 33rd Anniversary!

Super 8mm film was introduced in 1965 by Eastman Kodak at the World’s Fair in New York to help the average person document their everyday lives. Super 8mm was most widely used for filming home movies between the mid 1960s till the early 1990s. Today amateur usage of Super 8mm has been replaced by digital video but the format is still regularly used by filmmakers, artists and students. Some hope to imitate the look of old home movies. Others want to create alternative looks for flashback sequences and altered states of consciousness. Some just like the idea of creating images in the classic style of using actual film. Super 8mm is a relatively inexpensive film, making it popular among filmmakers working on a low budget who still want to achieve the look of real film. Super 8mm has become quite common in theatrical features. J.J. Abrams 2011 film Super 8 pays homage to the little film format. Guy Maddin’s surreal 2006 film Brand Upon The Brain and Jim Jarmusch’s 1997 film Year of the Horse -- a documentary on Neil Young’s band Crazy Horse -- use it too.


Monmouth County Parks System Extends Deadline For "Creative Arts & Music Festival" Entries To March 15

(LINCROFT, NJ) --  The Monmouth County Park System has extended its deadline for entries into its upcoming Creative Arts & Music Festival to Monday, March 15. Interested artists are invited to submit images for consideration.  This juried art show and sale is open to artists of every medium. Those interested in entering are invited to submit images for consideration. The application fee is $15 per person. Selected artists will have a 10’ x 10’ booth to display their pieces. 


The Artist's Guide To Growing Your Business In 2021: Free Seminar On March 22

The NJSBDC at Stockton University University, The NJSBDC at Rutgers Camden, The NJ Farmers Cooperative, and The United States Small Business Administration Present "The Artist's Guide To Growing Your Business In 2021" on March 22 from 10:00am to 11:30am.  The event is free and will be presented online.

Ocean County College To Hold Virtual Career Fair On February 24

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Ocean County College’s Career Services Department, in partnership with the Southern Ocean County Chamber, will host a webinar series leading to a virtual career fair titled Start Hiring on a Handshake. The webinar, held via Zoom on February 24 at 10:00am, will introduce “Handshake,” the new digital platform connecting thousands of students and alumni of all ages with businesses around the region and the world.

originally published: 02/18/2021

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