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Dante’s Renaissance by Ravin Patterson Dir. Jessica Brater

December 10, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Dante’s Renaissance by Ravin Patterson / Directed by Jessica Brater

Assistant Director: Mary Gray

Production Dramaturg: Ronni Hom

Assistant Production Dramaturg: Gianna Scalcione

Stage Manager: Elli Caunitis

Assistant Stage Manager: Griffin O’Connor

Production Assistants: Xavier Vassallo, Lattrell Wagner & Cindy Zhang

Cast: Stella Berrettini, Jack Blair, Quran Butler, Caroline Cook, Ani Darakhvelidze, Henry Edwin, John Lester, Myren Mandap, Lorena Osta & Camille Rhoden

The Montclair State University Department of Theatre & Dance, The New Jersey Play Lab, and Jersey City Theater Center have partnered to commission, develop, and produce New Jersey stories in New Jersey communities written by New Jersey playwrights. Jersey City playwright Ravin Patterson inaugurates this partnership with a new play.

Patterson’s play Dante’s Renaissance is a vibrant, theatrical story of art, friendship, and purpose set against the backdrop of a city in transition. The piece focuses on Dante, a film student from Jersey City whose world is enlightened after a year of studying abroad in Italy.

Armed with exciting new experiences to share, he enthusiastically returns home, expecting to receive accolades and admiration. Instead, he discovers that the people and hometown he left behind have evolved as much as he has. Balancing the changes won’t be as easy as he imagined, especially when his journey to self-discovery may cost him more than he expects to pay.

Dante’s Renaissance features performances, management, dramaturgy, and design by Montclair State’s BA Theatre Studies program students and is directed by Associate Professor Jessica Brater, Theatre Studies coordinator.

Post-performance discussions will engage community groups, including I Love Greenville and Jersey City Together

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Jersey City Theater Center
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