In light of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. and the northeast region, and the World Health Organization declaring the Cornavirus a global pandemic, Jersey City theater Center (JCTC) is suspending all the programming through April. After careful deliberation over risks posed by COVID-19 along with recently declared state of emergency by State of NJ, Jersey City Theater Center made very difficult decision to postpone and reschedule all of our programming in March-April 2020. Art is important, but the health and safety of our community always comes first! After consulting with Jersey City Officials, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Jersey City Health Department, our Board of Directors has decided to suspend programming for the next few weeks. We will be rescheduling most of the events and of course refunding any ticket purchases. Until informed otherwise, the plan is that JCTC will be resuming programming beginning with our Greenville Art Walk on May 3. Events to be rescheduled include: The Resistant Women Art Show, THE BOX: Destiny Edition; Play Reading: Fiddlers; Jersey City Slam: Femme Poetry Slam: We are Brigands! Siamo Briganti!: WEB Du Bois: A MAN for ALL TIMES; Run On Sentence(main stage production) and the April Greenville Art Walk. The resident artist studios and JCTC offices at Merseles Studios will remain open. Please check JCTC’s Facebook page and website (JCTCenter.org) for updates.
In the meantime, JCTC’s audiences, supporters and social media followers are encouraged to take advantage of some special online programming JCTC will be releasing throughout March and April. During this interim period we will be making available videos and other online content on our website, YouTube page and Facebook. We will be making as much of our programming available online as possible. We are also creating some exclusive content that audiences will find meaningful, engaging and fun. JCTC’s programming may be temporarily postponed, but the dialogue with our audience will continue because we understand the importance of arts, communication and creativity in these extraordinary times. Now the main question to ask is how do we make sure that everyone in our community is healthy and supported.
This was a very difficult but necessary decision and JCTC’s board, staff and volunteers would like to thank everyone of you for the support and understanding.
Stay healthy and support others!
JCTC Board and Staff