Jersey City theater goes virtual in effort to bring stories about equality to the community
A Jersey City theater will hold virtual performances in an effort to bring stories about race and equality to the community.
The real-life story of the centenarian Delany sisters has been performed on many stages across the country. Now the play “Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years” will be performed virtually.
“You get a chance to laugh and be enthralled and a little of bit of insight and information. So, it transcends its time,” says actor Count Stovall.
Stovall, of Montclair, is directing the online performance – part of a series of performances produced by the nonprofit Jersey City Theatre Center.
“Our mission is to produce and present work that tackles the issues of our time or sparks conversation,” says artistic director Olga Levina. Topics include race, justice and equality.
The series is called “Our Times: Uprising” and features plays and poetry about the lives of Black Americans.
“It can’t just be art for art's sake. It has to have a purpose and a point, and it has to help us grow closer,” says Stovall.