We’re looking forward to this excellent selection of new work. It’s a great mix of writers, from old friends to writers new to us, from nationally recognized writers to writers just getting started,” said John Pietrowski, Artistic Director. “We’re especially looking forward to our first week, which features writers from New Jersey, including John Wooten, Artistic Director of Premiere Stages and three writers from the MFA Program at the Mason Gross School, Rutgers University – Samuel Brett Williams, Lia Romeo and Carrie Louise Nutt. The talkbacks will prove to be very fun and interesting.”
Tuesday, November 30 – Auqa by Carrie Louise Nutt
Wednesday, December 1 – Hungry by Lia Romeo
Thursday, December 2 – The Fallen by Yasmine Rana
Friday, December 3 – Revelation by Samuel Brett Williams
Saturday, December 4 – The Sticks by John Wooten
Sunday, December 5 – The Thread of Story by Judah Skoff
Wednesday, December 8 – Trespasser In A Promised Land by Russell Davis
Thursday, December 9 – Mickey and Jean by Richard Dresser
Friday, December 10 – A User’s Guide to Hell Starring Bernie Madoff by Lee Blessing
Saturday, December 11 – Texas Boot by Jeffrey Sweet
Sunday, December 12 – Furies by Matt Bukovac
Wednesday, December 15 – Artist As A Man by Joe Sutton
Thursday, December 16 – The Law Of The Monkeys by Ken Scarborough
Friday, December 17 – Number of People by Emilie Beck
Saturday, December 18 – Marlowe by James Glossman
Sunday, December 19 – The Exceptionals by Robert Clyman
Programs are subject to change, based on artistic need. Please visit the website www.ptnj.org for up-to-the-minutes details.
About Playwrights Theatre:
Founded in 1986, Playwrights Theatre is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit professional theatre and arts education institution dedicated to developing and nurturing the dramatic imagination of artists, students, and audiences. Our New Play Program creates development opportunities for professional writers through readings, workshops and productions, and invites audiences to participate in authentic feedback experiences. Our New Jersey Writers Project, Poetry Out Loud, New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest and Festival, and Creative Arts Academy programs provide a comprehensive and hands-on arts education experience to over 31,000 students, Pre-K through adult.
Writers in the New Play Program are drawn from across the country, including our affiliation with the National New Play Network, a nation-wide group of theatres dedicated to the development and production of new work. Teaching Artists in our Education Programs are professional artists working in their field in the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. From 2003-2012, we have been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (along with only four other theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center and Paper Mill Playhouse) as “an anchor institution that contributes vitally to the quality of life in New Jersey.”
Funding for our activities comes from: the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., Bank of America, the Bay and Paul Foundation, The Bickford Foundation, Dramatist Guild Fund, Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, The Prudential Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Travelers, The Victoria Foundation, and many corporations, foundations and individuals.
Playwrights Theatre is a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the National New Play Network, and Madison Arts & Culture Alliance.
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Playwrights Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre comprised of playwrights, theatre artists, and arts educators. We provide opportunities for writers to develop their works in a nurturing environment and connect with new audiences.