ACTORS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY AT NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2039 Kennedy Blvd Jersey City NJ 07305 USA

Mission: STUDY & PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE & CLASSIC
Geographic areas served: Northern New Jersey

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

What is most impressive about the Actors Shakespeare Company's productions (aside from the fine ensemble work, skillful staging, and adept direction)is their courage to eschew trendy and superficial interpretive overlays and explore Sheakespeare's masterpieces with a sincere ambition to present their essence and let their genius shine in an honest and unpretentious way. In a theatrical age of hip-hop productions of Hamlet (as if that play's depth can be illuminated by flash, glitter, and bling) ASC avoids such creative exhaustion by returning to the source of the author's ability to present life in all its moving and vivid complexity. I always feel more alive after experiencing ASC's productions, and that's what great theater is all about.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the talent and enthusiasm and high creative standards of its cast and crew.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

ASC provides a truly unique theater experience. The commitment of all involved is evident in the quality and energy of performances. As a longtime fan and supporter, I am constantly impressed - the current production of Midsummer is no exception, and was one of their most joyful presentations - funny, engaging, and just so much fun! They are truly a treasure

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its reach and efforts to bring authentic Shakespeare to an even wider audience

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I love ASC and what they are about: a group of talented artists on stage and off stage endeavoring to keep Shakespeare, the classics and theater at large alive. What I love most about them is their long-term commitment to each other, the company and their audience. Not easily found these days.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

enjoyment of their interpretation of Shakespeare as well as a having had the pleasure of directing a stage reading with the very talented company.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The quality of their work and of the people's heart and devotion to something they truly believe in.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Gracious, friendly, informative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more outreach, pay their staff properly and expand the company's goals.

Ways to make it better...

the company was more subsidized and they were in a position to pay all the people who work so hard for them, including their permanent staff.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financing their projects as they keep promoting the arts and outreaching towards a number of ethnic communities in an area where very few people are doing so.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I saw last weekend this company's great classical production of Midsummer Nights Dream. In fact I saw it twice ! The acting was done with real heart and enthusiasm, and I would recommend this production to anyone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

A play last weekend

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the play

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand its program and advertising, and make itself more well known. A lot of people in Jersey City don't even know it's there

Ways to make it better...

More people knew about this Company, and the play so there would have been more people in the audience

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This is the best Shakespeare done in the Tristate area. They have a handle on the canon like few companies do. If you want an entertaining evening, with excellent Shakespearean acting, this is the place to go.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their productions. They are done, so that Shakespeare is completely accessible and done in such an entertaining way.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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