For Jersey City Theater Company, show must go on, despite coronavirus


JERSEY CITY, NJ – “Voices From Around the World” is presented by the Jersey City Theater Company as a vital online program, connecting Jersey City artists with artists from around the world in an interactive experience including performances, interviews and discussions.

Participating artists range from poets and speech artists to actors, dancers and musicians – all perform live from their homes – and home studios – followed by conversations with moderators, artists and of course the audience virtual.

Participants were selected based on how their performance explored the theme: Essential – What is really needed? What is essential for you, for your community and for our society?

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“Art truly unites us as human beings,” said Olga Levina, artistic director of the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) and host of JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World. “We are all going through a dark and difficult period, but with JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World, we can see how at least we do not go through this alone. “

One of Essential’s strengths will be Alexander Aladyshev, an actor of the famous Russian Theater Federation since 2010, as well as a professional pop music performer. As lead actor, Aladyshev played Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and Heart of dog “by Mikhail Bulgakov.

The other essential performers are: Sidra Bell / Dance / USA; Mareike Jung / Physical theater / Germany; Alla A. Borzova / Music / Belarus; Jinah Parker / Dance / United States; Alexander Aladyshev / Theater / Russia; Ibn Sharif Shakoor / multimedia / United States; and Alexander Dmitriev / Music / Belarus.

On May 1, at 2:00 pm, the program will explore the concept of “courage”. Where is the source of your ability to overcome fear? What is your courage? Anyone interested in playing can submit a proposal to [email protected]

How to watch – the easiest way is to visit the JCTC CONVERSATIONS: VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD event page on Facebook and follow the instructions. The program uses Zoom Meeting technology. Or visit:

Funding for JCTC conversations: Voices from around the world has been made possible through the generous support of the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs / Hudson County Tourism Development, Thomas A. DeGise, Director of Hudson County and Council directors of selected free owners of the Hudson County and New Jersey State Arts Council.

JCTC Conversations: Voices From Around The World was also made possible through the generosity of Ben LoPiccolo Development Group, the JCTC Board of Directors, private donors and local Jersey City businesses.


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