JCTC ARTSpeaks Goes In-Depth With The Powerpop Trio

By Zahria Perkins, Class of 2018 Photo by Zahria Perkins (Projection of a masking tape piece by Kayt Hester) The lighting is dim and the space is occupied with about 15 people in Merseles Studios. The energy in the room is cozy, yet simultaneously festive. All eyes are focused on the Powerpop Trio; a collective made…

West Coast Style Comes to Jersey City’s Newly Renovated White Eagle Hall

By Tom McLaughlin, Class of 2019 Music fans lined up outside of the newly restored White Eagle Hall on Wednesday, October 11 in Jersey City to see the California-based indie pop group Best Coast perform with the Philadelphia and Brooklyn-based indie rock group Field Mouse. White Eagle Hall (WEH) is one of the newest additions…

IN(Ward) Move to Jersey City 

By: Yasleen Trinidad and Bridget Whitfield As a part of their identity series, the Jersey City Theater Center invited the dancers of DRIGG productions to Merseles Studio for a special performance called, IN (Ward) on April 22nd through the 23rd. Founded by dancers, Khadija Ahmaddiya and Mark Castera, DRIGG Productions is a Philadelphia-based dance and…

JCTC is Jersey City’s Home for Artist

By Mike DeMoya A few years ago Jersey City was only known to be home to dreamers, but now it is now leading the conversation when it comes to art. People are becoming more interested in the art scene of Jersey City, not because art is sold here, but because it lives here. Jersey City…

The instructor, the children, and the arts

By: Jossie Capon, Class of 2017 You walk into a big room with black painted walls. He brings out the tables and begins to assemble them. Once that is done he sets up the snacks table and brings out the art supplies. Suddenly you have a Jersey City Theater Center art classroom. JCTC Kids’ mission…

Bringing Community Back to Jersey City

By Chanel McClary, Class of 2017 “I went to art school when I was 8 years old on a full scholarship. My mission is to do it for every child,” Olga Levina, the artistic director of JCTC said. The Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) is offering various programs to accomplish their mission: to bring the…

Giving Hope to Local Artist

By: Yasleen Trinidad, February 27, 2016 When Olga Levina first came to Jersey City, she had one goal:  to bring and create an artistic environment in a city where it has long been missing. Located on Newark Avenue in Jersey City, The Jersey City Theater Center has given a home to local artists ready to show the…

JCTC Presents “Beauty and the Beast”

By Melissa Osorio, Class of 2016 In the 1700s, there was a story of a girl who fell in love with a beast.  That is now known as the fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast” originally written by Madame Gabrielle de Villeneuve.  You can now see this production come to life thanks to the Jersey…

Gabriel Pacheco: Creator, Fixer, Teacher

By Gabriella Robles, Class of 2018 In the autumn air of October, the mother of 6 year-old Gabriel Pacheco did what many mothers do during this season. She bought her son a Halloween costume. It was a hawk costume, which came with a jumper outfit and a plastic mask— the kind that covers only the…