Storymaking in Jersey City: Sharing our Town’s Epic Lore

A Nimbus Stage Door Series event

Date: December 17, 2022 | 5 PM

The story of Jersey City gets told in myriad ways – alternately, Jersey City is: the “Golden Door”, a beacon for immigrants from all over the world; “Dirty Jersey” – symbol of New Jersey’s gritty, industrial heritage and post-industrial blight; “Make It Yours” – a magnet for young, upwardly-mobile professionals; NJ’s “Gold Coast” – a real estate goldmine; and on and on… But every story has a teller, an audience, and an angle – each one influencing what gets told, how, and why. Join us for this special event with a fascinating group of individuals who are telling Jersey City’s story in a variety of settings.

Storymaking in Jersey City takes place during Nimbus’ Jersey City Nutcracker season, a production which re-interprets the classic Tchaikovsky holiday ballet and sets the story in Jersey City. 

The Stage Door Series is made possible by the New Jersey Council on the Humanities. 

Helene Stapinski: NYTimes Bestselling Author; Author of Five Finger Discount

Alysia Souder: Playwright; co-Librettist, Jersey City Nutcracker

Martin Pierce: Board President, Museum of Jersey City History

Samuel Pott: Founding Artistic Director, Nimbus Dance; Director/Choreographer, Jersey City Nutcracker

Dr. Jeff Friedman: Professor of Dance Studies, Rutgers University.

* Stage Door Discussion was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this discussion do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or NJCH.