Jersey City theater produces virtual plays about race, equality

A Jersey City theater is going virtual in its effort to brings stories about race and equality to the community.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2020, 4:45 PM

Updated 1,376 days ago

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A Jersey City theater is going virtual in its effort to bring stories about race and equality to the community.
The real-life story of the centenarian Delany sisters has been performed on countless stages. Now the play, "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters First 100 Years," will come to the audience virtually.
Actor Count Stovall of Montclair is directing the online performance as part of a series produced by the nonprofit Jersey City Theatre Center.
"You get a chance to laugh and be enthralled and a little bit of insight and information, says Stovall. “It transcends its time.”
Artistic director Olga Levina says the conversation about race, justice and equality is much needed amid the national dialogue today.
"Our mission is to produce and present work that tackles the issues of our time or sparks conversation," says Levina.
The JCTC series, titled "Our Times: Uprising" features plays and poetry about the lives of Black Americans.
Free virtual performances will continue the next two Monday evenings. More information can be found on the JCTC website.
 


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