Our Common Thread
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Our Common Thread

This is a FREE performance and community event. Our Common Thread is an annual performance event presented by coLAB Arts and the First Reformed Church, to support New Brunswick's Interfaith Mens' Rotating Shelter. The event features theater, choral performance, and a panel discussion about homelessness and poverty in New Brunswick. For this year’s performance, coLAB Arts will be presenting monologue selections from 37 Voices, based on interviews with local individuals who find themselves within the ALICE threshold.

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Life, Death, Life Again @ Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Life, Death, Life Again @ Eastside High School in Paterson, NJ

Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.

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SOLD OUT - Life, Death, Life Again @ Rutgers Law School-Newark
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT - Life, Death, Life Again @ Rutgers Law School-Newark

  • Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers Law School - Center for Law and Justice (map)
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Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.

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Life, Death, Life Again @ Drake Theater in Philadelphia
Apr
8
6:30 PM18:30

Life, Death, Life Again @ Drake Theater in Philadelphia

  • Drake Theater - The Proscenium Theatre (map)
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Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.

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stART Goes to THE IMMIGRANT at George Street Playhouse
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

stART Goes to THE IMMIGRANT at George Street Playhouse

Russian-Jewish emigrate Haskell Harelik arrives at the port of Galveston, Texas in 1909 seeking refuge from his homeland.  With only his banana cart in tow, Haskell finds compassion and friendship from an unlikely couple, falls in love, and creates a pastoral life for his family.  About The Immigrant, USA Today said “the scenes evoke the rural era with the firm-handed clarity of a Jewish Horton Foote … they glow.”
Cost: just $5 (includes ticket, lunch, and artist talk back)

Pick Up and Drop Off Location:

Poke Nagomi, 342 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Questions: email coLAB Arts Director of Education John Keller, jpkeller@colab-arts.org

REGISTER HERE

Download Permission Form HERE

Produced by New Brunswick Cultural Center and coLAB Arts, stART is an access program for teens to attend regional performing arts events, mingle with other area students, and engaged with professional artists and administrators. All events include a performance and meal for just $5. To learn more or register for any of the events below check us out at: www.colab-arts.org/start

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stART Goes to see The Rehearsal at Mason Gross School of the Arts
Mar
31
11:30 AM11:30

stART Goes to see The Rehearsal at Mason Gross School of the Arts

If all the world's a stage, then why fill it with utter nonsense? In this wicked satire of epic proportions and theatrical pretensions, an invitation to see the final dress rehearsal of a tragedy proves to be pure comedy.

Cost: just $5 (includes ticket, lunch, and artist talk back)

Pick Up and Drop Off Location: George Street Playhouse, 103 College Farm Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Questions: email coLAB Arts Director of Education John Keller, jpkeller@colab-arts.org

REGISTER HERE

Download Permission Form HERE

Produced by New Brunswick Cultural Center and coLAB Arts, stART is an access program for teens to attend regional performing arts events, mingle with other area students, and engaged with professional artists and administrators. All events include a performance and meal for just $5. To learn more or register for any of the events below check us out at: www.colab-arts.org/start

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The Vagina Monologues
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Vagina Monologues

  • First Reformed Church New Brunswick (map)
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Advance sales are now closed. Please click here for the waitlist to place your name, contact information, and number of tickets requested. We’ll start releasing waitlist tickets to those present at 7:00pm in the order in which they were reserved.

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stART goes to McCarter Theatre to see The Niceties
Jan
19
10:30 AM10:30

stART goes to McCarter Theatre to see The Niceties

Race. History. Power. Zoe, a black student at an Ivy League University, visits her white professor’s office hours to discuss her thesis about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. In this riveting two-person drama, a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent and dangerous contemporary debate. “Scintillating,” raves Peter Marks in the Washington Post. “The story of America, it seems, is destined to be wrestled over to the bitter end.” Kimberly Senior (Disgraced on Broadway) directs.

Cost: just $5 (includes ticket, lunch, and artist talk back)

Pick Up and Drop Off Location: Rutgers Barnes and Nobel, 100 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Questions: email coLAB Arts Director of Education John Keller, jpkeller@colab-arts.org

REGISTER HERE

Download Permission Form HERE

Produced by New Brunswick Cultural Center and coLAB Arts, stART is an access program for teens to attend regional performing arts events, mingle with other area students, and engaged with professional artists and administrators. All events include a performance and meal for just $5. To learn more or register for any of the events below check us out at: www.colab-arts.org/start

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stART Goes to State Theatre for Crossroads Theatre Company Common Ground Christmas Concert
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

stART Goes to State Theatre for Crossroads Theatre Company Common Ground Christmas Concert

Common Ground by Crossroads Theater Company

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State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ

CO-PRESENTED BY STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY AND CROSSROADS THEATRE COMPANY

Join us for a unique concert that celebrates the holiday seasons in and around the month of December. This co-production between the State Theatre and the Tony Award®-winning Crossroads Theatre Company features local choirs, Broadway talent, and community organizations including Gospel choirs, South Asian Dance, and more! Featuring the Youth Choir of Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, Abundant Youth Dance Troupe, JP Stevens South Asian Dance Troupe, Rutgers Liberated Gospel Choir, and the Body & Music School from Piscataway. “We are honored to partner with Crossroads to celebrate the diversity of our community during this holiday season," said Sarah Chaplin, President & CEO of State Theatre New Jersey.

Cost: just $5 (includes ticket, lunch, and artist talk back)

Pick Up and Drop Off Location: Shalimar Restaurant, 349 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Questions email, coLAB Arts Director of Education John Keller, jpkeller@colab-arts.org

REGISTER HERE

Download Permission Form HERE

Produced by New Brunswick Cultural Center and coLAB Arts, stART is an access program for teens to attend regional performing arts events, mingle with other area students, and engaged with professional artists and administrators. All events include a performance and meal for just $5. To learn more or register for any of the events below check us out at: www.colab-arts.org/start

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Ladies' Night: A Concert Benefit for the residents of Dina's Dwellings
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ladies' Night: A Concert Benefit for the residents of Dina's Dwellings

Join the cast of The Vagina Monologues and some special guests for Ladies’ Night, a benefit concert of fun and empowering songs celebrating and uplifting women. Co-directed by Mariella Klinger and Dave Seamon and produced by coLAB Arts, this concert will benefit Dina’s Dwellings, a New Brunswick-based nonprofit that provides permanent, supportive and affordable homes to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

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Life, Death, Life Again @ United Way of Northern New Jersey
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Life, Death, Life Again @ United Way of Northern New Jersey

  • United Way of Northern New Jersey (map)
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This performance is open to New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania attorneys with ticket. Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.

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Life, Death, Life Again @ Monmouth University
Dec
5
6:15 PM18:15

Life, Death, Life Again @ Monmouth University

  • Pollak Theater of Monmouth University (map)
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Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.

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Comic in a Day
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Comic in a Day

Comic in a Day is an annual art-making competition held by coLAB Arts where teams of illustrators and writers work together to create a standard American size comic book of 24 pages, all within the span of 24 hours. The entrants’ comics are read live by a group of actors and is underscored by new original music at a showcase at Pino's Lounge in Highland Park that will close the event, and is adjudicated by a panel of judges from the industry and community. The winning comic book receives a first place prize and online distribution!

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stART Goes to Camino Real at Rutgers Theater Company
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

stART Goes to Camino Real at Rutgers Theater Company

  • Levin Theater, Mason Gross School of the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Camino Real by Tennessee Williams

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Rutgers Theater Company, New Brunswick, NJ

Williams’s phantasmagorical play is set in a plaza of a teeming tropical seaport where the rules are not always clear and the dangers real. A young, idealistic boxer stumbles into a world of figures from history and literature, artists and criminals, tyrants and idealists, the poetic and the banal, in a fever dream that Williams called “a prayer for the wild of heart kept in cages.”

Content Advisory: The show has adult language and themes. If it were a movie it would be rated PG-13

Cost: just $5 (includes ticket, lunch, and artist talk back)

Pick Up and Drop Off Location: Levin Theater, Mason Gross School of the Arts, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Questions email, coLAB Arts Director of Education John Keller, jpkeller@colab-arts.org

REGISTER HERE

Download Permission Form HERE

Produced by New Brunswick Cultural Center and coLAB Arts, stART is an access program for teens to attend regional performing arts events, mingle with other area students, and engaged with professional artists and administrators. All events include a performance and meal for just $5. To learn more or register for any of the events below check us out at: www.colab-arts.org/start

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stART Goes to Pirira at Luna Stage Company
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

stART Goes to Pirira at Luna Stage Company

stART Goes to Luna Stage to see Pirira

Luna Stage Company in West Orange, NJ

This powerful new play explores the challenges of international aid across interpersonal borders, and how e bridge seemingly impossible cultural divides.

Content Advisory: The show has adult language and themes. If it were a movie it would be rated PG-13

Ticket, Chartered Bust Transportation and Lunch provided for just $5

Pick Up and Drop Off Location: Lord Stirling School rear parking lot, 101 Redmond Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Depart: 12:00pm, Return: 6:00pm

Questions email, coLAB Arts Director of Education John Keller, jpkeller@colab-arts.org.

REGISTER HERE

Download Permission Form HERE

Produced by New Brunswick Cultural Center and coLAB Arts, stART is an access program for teens to attend regional performing arts events, mingle with other area students, and engaged with professional artists and administrators. All events include a performance and meal for just $5. To learn more or register for any of the events below check us out at: www.colab-arts.org/start

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TheVOM: Ghosts!
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

TheVOM: Ghosts!

  • Pino’s Gift Baskey Shoppe and Wine Cellar (map)
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Ever hear a bump in the night, come in contact with the spirit world, or run into a string of bad luck? Has a memory, person, event from the past, suddenly shown up again without invitation? Ever gotten to know someone and they suddenly disappeared? Collect your black cats, voodoo dolls, and a lock of your ex’s hair, and come to theVOM and tell a five to seven minute story about GHOSTS.

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SOLD OUT - Life, Death, Life Again @ Drake Theater in Philadelphia
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

SOLD OUT - Life, Death, Life Again @ Drake Theater in Philadelphia

  • Drake Theater - The Proscenium Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play - radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.

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stART Double Header (Promise Culinary School and World Premiere of Trueselves!)
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

stART Double Header (Promise Culinary School and World Premiere of Trueselves!)

1) Elijah's Promise Culinary School Cooking Demo

Join stART for a special communal meal in the kitchens of Promise Culinary School June 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Followed by...

 

2) TrueSelves: A Play On Gender

An original play based on oral histories of the New Jersey transgender community. Saturday, June 9 (6:30pm – 9:00pm)

 

NOTE THE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN NB

1) Promise Culinary School 211, Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

2) Trueselves Play at Levin Theater, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
 

Cost: $10 total for both events!     
Due Date: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE BY Thursday June 7. Bring Form and Money with you.

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD A PERMISSION FORM HERE

stART is a program in partnership with the New Brunswick Cultural Center and made possible through generous support from Middlesex County.

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theVOM: Here Today. Gone Tomorrow.
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

theVOM: Here Today. Gone Tomorrow.

Ever find yourself in a race against the clock? Ever feel stuck? Ever notice the world rapidly changing around you? Or reinvented yourself in a new place? TheVOM returns for its second slam of the year and we want to hear your stories about speed, regret, missed connections, missed opportunity, last minute plans, time slipping away, and everything in between. 

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stART Goes to Crossroads Theater Company for BACK TO THE REAL
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

stART Goes to Crossroads Theater Company for BACK TO THE REAL

Join stART for BACK to THE REAL at Crossroads Theater Company on tour at Rutgers VJM Theater. 

Produced by Crossroads Theater Company

Set in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, Back to the Real – a smart and insightful play about a brother and sister along with their respective girlfriends navigating this new political reality – confront their own identity concerns with respect to racial and sexual identity. However, a recent genealogy discovery impacts several aspects of the house-hold including romantic relationship as well as tolerance in spiritual houses of worship.


Date of Event: Sunday, May 20 (2:00pm – 6:00pm) (Drop off/Pick Up: Victoria J Mastrobuono Theater, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)
Cost: $5 total!! This includes lunch and show ticket.              
Due Date: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE BY Friday May 18. Bring Form and Money with you.

REGISTER HERE

DOWNLOAD A PERMISSION FORM HERE

stART is a program in partnership with the New Brunswick Cultural Center and made possible through generous support from Middlesex County.

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Life, Death, Life Again @ Passage Theatre
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Life, Death, Life Again @ Passage Theatre

  • Passage Theatre @ Mill Hill Playhouse (map)
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Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of three people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Tonight's performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the theme of Radical Forgiveness.

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48 Hour Musicals
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

48 Hour Musicals

Teams of writers, directors, and musicians are tasked with creating new 15-minute musicals in one weekend in response to the advocacy work of local organizations and communities and challenged with incorporating random props.

2018 Creative Teams to be announced soon! This year's partner organizations are PRABRaritan Valley Workshop, and NeighborCorps Re-Entry Services.

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Life, Death, and Life Again [4/15 SOLD OUT]
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Life, Death, and Life Again [4/15 SOLD OUT]

Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Tonight's performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the theme of Sentencing and the Criminal Justice System.

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Life, Death, and Life Again [WAITLIST AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR]
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Life, Death, and Life Again [WAITLIST AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR]

Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is a verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of four people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s grandson who chose to lead with forgiveness. Tonight's performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the theme of Radical Forgiveness.

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