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Sunday, September 10, 2017

JCTC Presents Award-Winning Comic Monologue About Overcoming Abuse

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil- Bob Brader - Photo by Tracy Olsen

What happens when you discover your father is a sexual predator?

For the first theatrical show in its new Fear Series, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, a daring, uplifting and often comedic solo show by acclaimed monologist Bob Brader, with shows 9/22 & 9/23.

A portion of ticket sale proceeds of the JCTC presentation will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms for all New Jersey children

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil a solo-show written and performed by Brader and directed and developed by Suzanne Bachner – performances: Friday/September 22 & Saturday/September 23 (Doors: 7:30pm /Show: 8:00pm) at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, N.J. Both performances will be followed by an audience Talk-Back. (to purchase tickets visit: www.JCTCenter.org)

In this gripping solo show, Brader tells the true story of finding out that his abusive yet charismatic ex-Marine father is a pedophile. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil recently completed a successful tour of the US and Canada and following its win as Best Encore in the United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo theatre festival in the world, the critically acclaimed solo show. This award-winning solo show has been produced in numerous venues and festivals across North America, including the New York International Fringe Festival, Garage Theatre Group’s Solo Fest, Inaugural United Solo Theatre Festival, Inaugural Woodstock Memoir Festival, San Francisco Fringe Festival, Atlantic Fringe Festival, Omega Institute, Victoria Fringe Festival, Montreal Fringe Festival and London Fringe Festival.

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: “A harrowing and powerful one-man show… Brader is a riveting actor as well as storyteller!”

A portion of ticket sale proceeds of the JCTC presentation will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms for all New Jersey children. (www.preventchildabusenj.org)

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil is part of JCTC’s new Fear series. “We are thrilled and honored to be presenting Spitting In The Face Of The Devil at JCTC, and to be a part of such an exciting multicultural, multimedia series,” said Brader.

JCTC selects topics global in scope yet relevant to the community then explores that theme using visual arts, theater, dance, monologues, and other performances.  With Fear – the first (of three) series of its 2017/2018 series – JCTC presents subject matter that exists on both internal and external levels and is relevant to individuals and communities alike.

“Spitting In The Face Of The Devil is a deeply honest piece of work,” said Olga Levina, Artistic Director, JCTC. “Childhood is a very fragile stage of life and your parents can make or break you. David’s story is not just one of trauma, but also struggle, perseverance, and overcoming adversity.”

Spitting In The Face Of The Devil

Friday/September 22 8:00pm-10:00pm / Merseles Studios
(Doors open at 7:30/includes Talk-Back)
Saturday/September 23  8:00pm-10:00pm / Merseles Studios
(Doors open at 7:30/includes Talk-Back)

$20 General Admission ($15 Students & Senior Citizens, with valid ID)

(to purchase tickets visit: www.JCTCenter.org)

Jersey City Theater Center
Merseles Studios
339 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 795-5386


Bob Brader (Writer/Performer) is an award-winning actor, writer and monologist. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, Bob’s acclaimed solo show, has won 7 Best of Awards including “Best Show of the London Fringe” and “Best Script” and “Best Encore” at the Untied Solo Theatre Festival. Bob trained with the Stella Adler Conservatory at the Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of SAG-AFTRA, the Dramatists Guild and the United Solo Academy. (www.BobBrader.com)

Suzanne Bachner (Director/Developer) is an award-winning playwright and director.

Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. She is a member of the United Solo Academy and the Dramatists Guild. www.JMTCTheatre.com

Fear and Spitting In The Face Of The Devil was also made possible through the generosity of Ben LoPiccolo Development Group, JCTC’s Board of Directors, private donors and local Jersey City businesses.

Jersey City Theater Center, Inc. (JCTC) manages programming at Merseles Studios and White Eagle Hall. JCTC is a nonprofit, 501c3 arts organization committed to inspiring conversations about the important topics of our times through innovative and progressive performing and visual arts that embrace the divers

photo by Tracy Olsen

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