THEATRE ON THE EDGE
"With work this strong, it should only be a matter of time before others catch on to
Hudson Theatre Works."
- Patrick Maley, The Star Ledger
“Art is a weapon in the struggle of ideas, the class struggle.” Amiri Baraka
First and foremost, we hope you and your families are healthy and safe!
Hudson Theatre Works is heartbroken and outraged over the murder of George Floyd after the deaths of Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and how these acts reveal the depth of systemic racism that still exists in this country.
At Hudson Theatre Works, we attempt to present theatre that speaks to the humanity in all of us. Theatre at its very core is a collaborative art that affirms our commitment to empathy and of finding ways of working together.
But when once again when we see the public murder of an African American, saying the right thing is not enough. We change the world by changing ourselves and that means we have to continually commit to meeting that challenge personally, artistically, and institutionally.
We can't afford to normalize this moment and let it pass as another repetition. We consider it our duty to remain committed to social justice. We need to act.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
These are some of the organizations where you can donate or volunteer your time:
The Hudson Theatre Works Virtual Festival kicked off earlier this month, and, so far, there’s no end in sight. Founded in 2012, Hudson Theatre Works is a Weehawken-based, nonprofit Equity theatrer committed to nurturing new voices. Their Virtual Festival is currently presenting readings of new short plays by contemporary playwrights, giving them and the actors involved an opportunity to share their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recently spoke with Artistic Director Frank Licato, Associate Artistic Director Adrian Wattenmaker, and Hudson Theatre Works Resident Playwright Joanne Hoersh about finding a way to keep theatre alive while we’re all being kept apart by the coronavirus.
Hudson Theatre Works is committed to a growing and adventurous community genuinely hungry for challenging performance. We choose material that is aesthetically diverse and rooted in authenticity. From highly theatrical world premieres to distilled re-imaginings of modern classics, we put the work first and embrace risk.
Our low-price tickets make it possible for everyone to experience first-rate live performances on a regular basis. Our Affordable Ticket Initiative has helped us to share work we believe in with a growing, engaged community.
We are proud members of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Our season is supported by Actor’s Equity, UBS Financial, Univest Foundation, Walmart, Hudson County Cultural Alliance, Mayor Richard Turner and the City of Weehawken, and the generosity of our audiences.
PLEASE CONSIDER A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION.
WHETHER IT'S $10 OR $1,000.
EVERY AMOUNT HELPS US KEEP TICKET PRICES LOW AND CONTINUE OUR TRADITION OF FIRST RATE PRODUCTIONS.
HUDSON THEATRE WORKS
IS A PROUD MEMBER OF
THE NEW JERSEY THEATER ALLIANCE
Hudson Theatre Works is committed to ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community. It is dedicated to a rugged aesthetic which seeks to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, that reflect our lives, relationships and world today. Hudson Theatre Works’ primary focus is in bringing a living theatre community to the area of North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts instruction.
This program is made possible by a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders. We'd also like to thank Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, Town Manager, Gio Ahmad, and the Weehawken town council.
Hudson Theatre Works offers all people equal access to participate in its programs and attend its shows. If you require special assistance or assistive technology, please contact us directly at 201-401-3337 at your earliest convenience.
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