Putting Out the Word That Newark’s Got Talent
Upbeat review from the New York Times of “The Alumni Showcase” — a talent revue of students from the NJPAC arts education program. I had no idea that the NJPAC stands as the country’s fourth-largest such program in the nation, following New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.
According to Lawrence Goldman, president of NJPAC, the center’s arts education program is the fourth-largest in the country, trailing only those of Lincoln Center in Manhattan, the Kennedy Center in Washington and the Los Angeles Music Center. Overall, 1,500 New Jersey teenagers have enrolled in the program, most on scholarship, with around 300 taking part each year.
“There should be agents in the audience,” said Ms. Thompson, who still auditions for roles in addition to her work at NJPAC.
The performance center’s assistant vice president of arts education, Sanaz Hojreh, agreed. “In the past, we’ve had agents in the audience and hope more will come in the future,” she said.