SOPAC gallery presents ‘Inspired Minds’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center presents “Inspired Minds,” a young artist exhibition featuring drawings, paintings and photography by gifted young artists from Essex County high schools. On view through Aug. 15 at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, the selected works were juried […]

Playin’ Around South Orange returns

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Playin’ Around South Orange is back! South Orange Performing Arts Center, the village of South Orange, Seton Hall University and South Orange Village Center Alliance recently announced that the application process for visual artists is now open for the fifth annual Playin’ Around South Orange, a public art project that features […]

SOMA Film Festival to move to The Woodland

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After two successful seasons at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, SOMA Film Festival will move the bulk of its events to The Woodland in Maplewood for its third year. The festival will take place from March 16 to 18, 2018, and with film programs being screened in the Great Hall of […]

Raw and uncensored NCJW production opens eyes in combating sexism, violence

Raw and uncensored NCJW production opens eyes in combating sexism, violence

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — With courageous acting and a provocative script, a group of Essex County teens brought the issues of slut-shaming and sexual assault to the forefront. Against a multimedia backdrop at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, “SLUT The Play,” written by Katie Cappiello, was presented by NCJW/Essex to a […]

Broadway Buddies season comes to end on SOPAC stage

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — On May 1, 25 Broadway actors performed with their mentees in the culmination of Vanguard Theater Company’s Broadway Buddy Mentorship program. Alan Rickman once said: “Actors are agents of change. … A piece of theater can make the difference. It can change the world.” In the span of several months, Broadway […]

SHU, SOS to screen ‘Seven’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Spread the word and attend a screening of “Seven,” a film showcasing the life stories of seven South Orange seniors, presented by South Orange Seniors and the Seton Hall University College of Communication & Arts, on Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way in South […]

Free screening of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Academy Award nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” written by James Baldwin, will be screened for free on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bow Tie Cinemas, 1 SOPAC Way in South Orange. Only 80 seats are available, so RSVP at First priority will be […]

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