Hudson Theatre Works’ Virtual Festival continues Wednesday nights

first_img ×  1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  ❮ ❯ Hudson Theatre Works’ continues its Virtual Festival. New work will appear every Wednesday at 6 p.m. on Hudson Theatre Works YouTube Channel and Thursday on their Instagram account. Donations to various organizations will be listed.There is nothing more important to the long-term vitality of American theatre as an art form than the nurturing of new voices. This virtual festival is a way to engage audiences in work by our in house company, the Forge. The Virtual Festival will present readings of new short plays by contemporary, often local playwrights, giving them and the actors involved, an opportunity to share their work in these extraordinary times. These are new works written especially for the Virtual Festival. Some of the work that is included is by featuring plays by John Patrick Shanley, Sarah T Schwab, Ruth Zamoyta, Neil LaBute, Joanne Hoersch, Jack Canfora, Richard Vetere, Mark SaFranko, Gino Diiorio, Michael Puzzo, Dan O’Brien and many more.For more information go to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvOWFwJK9_lAWv94U7dKnw?view_as=subscriber, our instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hudsontheatreworks, or our website: www.hudsontheatreworks.com or write to us at [email protected] Theatre Works is committed to low ticket prices, so everyone can enjoy live theatre. It celebrates ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through 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 the world today. Hudson Theatre Works’ primary focus is on bringing a living theatre community to Hudson County, and the wider metropolitan area through performance, affordable pricing, outreach and theatre arts instruction. Hudson Theatre works is a professional Equity company and a proud member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.Hudson Theatre Works is a proud member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and is supported in part through gifts from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, UBS Financial and the City and Mayor of Weehawken, New Jersey.center_img 1 / 4    2 / 4    3 / 4    4 / 4  ❮ ❯last_img read more

Tackling childhood obesity in communities

first_imgAt age four, Talita Jordan told her mother — a young, single parent — that she wanted to be a doctor. She stuck with the plan, becoming chief resident at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Now, a new graduate from Harvard School of Public Health with an M.P.H. in health policy, Jordan has a new ambitious plan. She is returning to D.C. to pilot a program aimed at tackling childhood obesity through community change that she hopes to eventually take nationwide.As chief resident at Children’s, Jordan, known as “Dr. J”, took on the role of advocate for her young patients, often seeking to address the causes of their health problems, not just the symptoms. She became particularly struck by the complex web of factors behind the childhood obesity epidemic, particularly among minority kids. “It’s not just about the child’s food and physical activity,” Jordan said. “You have to change the entire family in order for the child to change. You have to change the community and make healthier choices the norm.”In D.C., Jordan plans to create a community center that will tempt kids to move away from their screens and have fun being active. Jordan recalls the important role that such a center played in her own childhood. But she knows that it’s harder today to get kids out of the house, so she’s tailoring the program to her audience. Read Full Storylast_img read more