Author Archives: Summer Dawn Hortillosa

About Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a journalist specializing in arts and entertainment. Among other things, she is also an award-winning playwright, director, singer-songwriter and actress. Her work has been seen in The Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal and other publications.

Published Articles 5/12/14 – 5/16/14

Check out some more of my work for The Jersey Journal this week. If you’re looking for a list of fun events to do in Hudson County this weekend, click here. Check back each week at NJ.com/hudson to get the … Continue reading

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Published Articles 4/28/14 – 5/9/14

I’m proud to announce that I am back on staff at The Jersey Journal, covering Hudson County arts as well as business, and helping manage our blog and web presence. I’ve been working with the Journal in some capacity or … Continue reading

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Donate to our Kickstarter campaign to make ‘So What If I Loved You’ come to life!

Our Kickstarter campaign for “So What If I Loved You,” my upcoming multimedia one-woman show, launched yesterday! Our goal is to raise $1,500 by May 31st. Any amount helps–our goal could be reached if 150 people donated just $10! Please … Continue reading

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‘So What If I Loved You’ trailer makes world premiere

Check out our brand-new trailer for “So What If I Loved You” (SWIILY), my multimedia one-woman show coming to Jersey City in August! This video was shot in Jersey City at places like 660 Studios, Tea NJ, Lucky 7 Tavern … Continue reading

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Inspiring a new generation of writers at the Madison Young Playwrights Festival

Last month I had the honor of being one of the first all-female casts to present winning plays in the Madison Young Playwrights Festival at Torey J. Sabatini Elementary in Madison, N.J. My director, Dania Ramos, wrote an awesome reflective … Continue reading

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Photos from ‘Three Bites’ at STAGEfest at the Loew’s

Check out some of the awesome photos from my play “Three Bites” when it made its successful premiere last month at STAGEfest at the Loew’s! Here are some shots by our staff photographer and videographer Alex Pergament: And some by … Continue reading

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Published Articles 3/24/14 – 3/28/14

My work for the Jersey Journal this week. The Jersey Journal: Jersey City’s Freshly Baked Gallery warms up for spring with new show Curious contraptions at Joe Chirchirillo’s studio in Jersey City Finding beauty in the everyday 9/11 novel decade … Continue reading

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‘Three Bites’ premiering tomorrow at STAGEfest

“Three Bites” is premiering tomorrow at the second annual STAGEfest at the Loew’s! Me and my costars are super excited and very grateful to everyone who helped us put this show together. Special thanks to Jean-Pierre Mestanza, Abby Levine, Cecily … Continue reading

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Published Articles 3/17/14 – 3/21/14

My work for the Jersey Journal this week. The Jersey Journal: Sondheim’s magical musical at Saint Peter’s University ‘Les Miserables’ opening at New Jersey City University Find your stuff at this art show

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Published Articles 3/10/14 – 3/14/14

My work for the Jersey Journal this week. The Jersey Journal: Lot 13 Longbar and Restaurant fills music void Thirsty Quaker in Jersey City wants to be a home brewers haven

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