Paterson Performing Arts Development Council presents “Brown, Black and Blues”


originally published: 04/22/2022

(PATERSON, NJ) — Alliance of New Jersey Theaters presents (NJTA) affiliate member of the Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC) virtual performance of Brown, black and blue May 22, 2022 at 5 p.m. This event is part of NJTA’s The Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theater festival, which offers free and discounted theater events for all ages throughout March, April and May. The cost for this event is $10.

Brown, black and blue is a moving evening of dance movement, musical interludes and lyrical poetry exploring the existential origins of the sounds of revolution. Is the blues the recurring solemn verse of a particular group of people? Or could the truth be more mystical, more spiritual?

“We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious Stages Festival 2022 lineup as an affiliate member of the New Jersey Theater Alliance,” said Denise E. Womack, local poet and chair of the PPADC board of directors. “This partnership represents a mutual commitment to guiding and cultivating more diverse and non-traditional theatrical offerings.”

The Stages Festival offers more than 70 in-person and online performances, workshops, classes and events at theaters, libraries and other community venues across the state. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey residents to attend their local professional theaters by making the experience affordable, accessible and fun.

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“The Alliance is grateful that our affiliate member, the Paterson Performing Arts Development Council, is participating in Stages Festival 2022,” said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance. “For 25 years, The Stages Festival has provided theatrical experiences to more than 200,000 New Jersey residents. We are thrilled to be able to bring communities together through the power of theatre.

The New Jersey Theater Alliance 2022 Stages Festival is made possible through the support of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, an agency partner of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; and New Jersey Historical Commission. A full calendar of events is available at

The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC) devotes its energy and resources to bringing diverse communities together. The PPADC is committed to organizing cultural events and arts programs throughout the city, providing support for the development of diverse independent artists, promoting arts education, and promoting the city of Paterson as a destination for art lovers. of art. PPADC is host to the second annual Hamilton Arts Festival (June 17-25, 2022), a multi-disciplinary event showcasing independent film and theater performances. The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council is a 501C3 nonprofit organization located in Paterson, NJ.

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