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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Creatives Flea

at Morgan Junction   196 Morgan street, ground floor. Building with painting on wall,
right behind Grove Pointe

JC's finest  creative and artsy folks gather for a casual indoor Flea
sunday Jan 8,  10am - 6 pm

bloody marys and screwdrivers from 10am on and beer and wine after 12 noon.  sandwiches and coffee will be served.
to join last minute as a vendor
email to  drewkenny@gmail.com

Hob'art has a new gallery!

hob’art cooperative gallery announced today that it has leased permanent gallery space at Monroe Center.  Working closely with Monroe Center’s owner, Hershy Weiss, hob’art’s new gallery will be located on the 2nd floor next to the Monroe Center Theater.

Liz Cohen, President of hob’art, founded the organization eleven years ago by approaching a number of Hoboken artists to establish a cooperative association. Ms. Cohen lives and works in Hoboken and has curated many exhibits for the association both in Hudson County and other venues.

“Hob’art was founded as a moving art exhibition until a permanent home was established and we are delighted that Monroe Center has worked with us to meet this long awaited goal,” said Ms. Cohen.  “With this space we can now reach out to the community to offer discussions, workshops, and forums which is another important aspect of our mission.” 

Today, hob’art cooperative gallery has 56 members from Hudson County and other parts of North Jersey.  The gallery’s first exhibition will open in February, with the public invited to a grand opening celebration of the only cooperative gallery in Hoboken.

“Hob’art is an organization that is truly dedicated to promoting art in Hoboken not only among other artists, but also in the community at large,” said Mr. Weiss.  “This perfectly complements the vision of Monroe Center and we couldn’t be more excited to be the home of their permanent gallery.”

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

casting call, auditions for the Attic Ensemble, "Crowns"

The Attic Ensemble announces additional auditions for a non-union production of "Crowns" a play with music by Regina Taylor, directed by Judith Moss, on Saturday, January 7th 1 p.m.to 4:00 p.m. at the Attic Ensemble, 83 Wayne St., Jersey City, NJ. Performances are 2/17-26, 2012. Rehearsals will be held in the evening with weekend rehearsals as needed.

The ladies in CROWNS come in all shapes and sizes. A company of three generations of women with "hattitude" will form the ensemble of CROWNS. All actresses must be experienced in harmony and gospel singing and must be able to move well, as there are significant dance passages in the show.

We are casting 3 females:
YOLANDA: 18-20's. (must be able to appear 15-18). Sassy but introverted, Yolanda keeps her feelings inside, except when she raps. Keenly observant, intelligent but reticent, her evolution to fully express herself is at the core of this story. Ultimately, must be charming, winning and exuberant.

VELMA. 30s. (African counter part : Oya - Orisha of storms - purple). Flashy and has a past, Velma now expresses herself in her vivid stories and glittery hats. Knows how to have fun, but is also capable of stormy weather.

MABEL. 50s (African counter part: Shango - Orisha of fire). The most conservative. Married a minister and always did the right thing. Has a genuine insight into human condition, but likes ladies to be ladies. She has a behavior code and believes in it - and you better believe in it too!

There are no appointments necessary; actors will be seen on a first come/first served basis. NO signups after 3:30 pm, please!

Bring pix & résumés, stapled together. Please prepare an a capella gospel selection (traditional or contemporary). Sides will be provided for cold readings at the audition and are posted on our website.

For directions/more detailed character breakdowns: visit our website at www.atticensemble.org  or call 201 413-9200.

Postcards from aBroad, opening reception

Please join us this Friday, January 6th at 6PM at the _gaia gallery for Postcards from aBroad featuring original photography by Danielle Fotopoulos, Nancy Ghani  gaia flickr gallery, part of our monthly exhibition series.

Postcards from aBroad is a pictoral essay of two photographers in exotic settings trying to capture the movement and detail found in the architecture, landscape and people of the places they have visited.  

Postcards from aBroad
Friday, January 6, 2012

_gaia studio
315 3rd Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302

Happy new year!

open mic arthouse: Jacqueline Hallenbeck

Art House Productions presents
Poets * Musicians * Performance Artists
Coming together in Jersey City

8-10PM * $5 admission

Featuring Poet-In-Transit

*5 minute open mike for poets, actors, comics and musicians
*Taped for television

Fresh baked goods by JUDY’S GOODIES

DJ mEgan spins all night!

Art House Productions
Hamilton Square
1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie St./8th St.)

Jacqueline Hallenbeck is a Poet-In-Transit. She is the author of Poem-atic, a book of 109 very short, very entertaining poems, five chapbooks ("Poetry is...", "Poesía es...", "Faith in the City", "Tine after Tine" and "Random Poetry (these bullets don't hurt)" and the US Distributor of Turbulence, a quarterly poetry magazine based in Hull in the UK, as well as one of 40 contributors to "Prompted", an international anthology by poets at the Poetic Asides blog run by Robert Lee Brewer, where she posts her poetry on a regular basis.

Her work has appeared in Current/The Hudson Reporter, The Hudson Independent, SpeedPoets, Turbulence, Almiar/Margen Cero, The Midweek Reporter, Ceremony, Afterword Magazine and Ecuatoriano among others.

Her poetry can be heard at

For more about her, visit her website

Tempest Jammiversary


It has been one complete year since we started the Tempest Open Mic/Jam Session in Jersey City.
Jan 4th, Lamp Post,  9pm - 2 am,  2nd Street near Brunswick, JC

It has been one full year, and In order to celebrate this event, we are welcoming an excellent, band to feature on this date!
A very special occasion for everyone!

We are going to have a special jam all night long till 2am.
to be followed on facebook invite  "tempest jammiversary"

casting call for Downtown Urban Theater Festival

Dir. Summer Dawn Hortillosa (Hoboken/Entertainment writer for The Jersey Journal) and Asst. Dir. Yarineth Pena ("Conspicuous," "Things Fall (Meanwhile)") are casting for ...a production of Hortillosa’s original, full-length drama “Secrets; Love,” a tale set in a modern city about crimes of passion and the nature of love -how we feel it, how we express it and how it can be a powerful secret when hidden.

Rehearsals begin immediately, evenings and weekends. The show will take place Wednesday, Mar. 28 as part of the 2012 Downtown Urban Theater Festival at the HERE Arts Center in New York City.

We are casting:

MARCUS SALEM: 40s to 50s, husband to Rizalia and father of Luis, Luz and Leila. Quiet, generally stoic and feels cheated when he doesn’t have control. Asian (Filipino).
RIZALIA SALEM: 40s to 50s, wife of Marcus. Puts own needs side to pursue dream of successful family, questions happiness. Asian (Filipino).
LUZ SALEM: Late teens, early 20s. Down-to-earth girl genius consumed by emotions she tries to ignore. Asian (Filipino).
DIEGO CARBONELL: Mid 20s to early 30s. The Salem’s next-door neighbor. Warm, likable good guy who does everything to avoid hurting others. Hispanic/Latino.
AARON WILLIAMS: A detective, 30s or older. Any ethnicity.
PROSECUTOR: 30s or older. All-knowing, narrator type character who uses facts to manipulate others’ emotions while staying detached. Any ethnicity.

The following roles will most likely be doubled. Actors should audition for only one of the roles:

GISELE: Mid 20s to early 30s. Bold, independent woman not afraid of speaking her mind. Any ethnicity/ MIRA WOLDMICHAEL: A forensic examiner. Any ethnicity.

ABRAHAM: 40s to 50s, Rizalia’s older brother. Thick Filipino accent. Asian (Filipino) / MARTON RIVERA: Best friend of Marcus, in love with Rizalia. Any ethnicity.

ALEX SAMUELS: Either gender, mid 20s or older. Generally well-intentioned, but doesn’t care or isn’t aware of the things they say. Any ethnicity / DEFENDER. Willing to pull out all the stops to achieve courtroom goals. Any ethnicity.

The Judge and Reporter have already been cast.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Art House Productions, 1 McWilliams Pl., 6th floor, Jersey City, by Hamilton Park. Possibility for callbacks.

Bring a resume and headshot (if applicable) and a one-minute dramatic monologue. Prepare to cold read. Recommended monologues for the main characters (Marcus, Rizalia, Luz and Diego) are located at http://www.summerization.wordpress.com/ under “Secrets; Love.”

Non-union actors and Actors Equity members welcome. Non-pay. Actors Equity members will receive $50 for travel from DUTF.

For more information, visit http://www.summerization.wordpress.com/ or email summerhortillosa@gmail.com.