From the suburban kitchen tables to a futurist funeral parlor, a marine science institute in the middle of the night to a techno-dating service, the void of thought to the chaos of communication, the question is the same…is progress moving us in the right direction?
Written for the New Jersey Science and Engineering Festival, We’ll See Tomorrow depicts a variety of people struggling with their place in a world altering and growing faster than any other time in history, trying to discover where responsibility and the human spirit factor on this exponential curve.
A futuristic, cutting edge, state of the art meld of comedy and drama featuring fifteen characters portrayed by three actors, We’ll See Tomorrow promises to be a whirlwind of science, madness, and whatever happens to fill the space in between.
“For the past three years we have been working with StrangeDog Theatre to help them present their special brand of theatrical presentation and performance,”
About the Playwright: Ben Clawson received his B.F.A. in Theater from Montclair State University, NJ in May of 2007. He is the author of numerous full length and one act plays have had professional readings and workshop productions in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. His full-length plays include Spilling Stuff and Breaking Things, Bootstraps, and The Blairsburg Family Picnic. He has also written three evenings of short comedies including Things that Happen in Bars (upcoming), New.Tricks, and Attention Span of a Fly, which reopened the historic Paramount Theater in Asbury Park in Summer 2007. He has been an evening winner and finalist in the Samuel French Short Play festival, national finalist for the American College Theater Festival's John Cauble One-Act Award, finalist for the Princess Grace Award in play-writing, and recipient of the Kennedy Center's David Mark Cohen award.
About the Director: Artem Yatsunov is a co-founding member of StrangeDog Theatre, with whom he's been directing for the past 2 years. Some of his past credits include: subUrbia, by Eric Bogosian (Jersey City Theatre Center); Bootstraps (Luna Stage); Things That Happen in Bars (Tierny's Upstairs) and Omnivores (world premiere; Playwrights Theatre) by Ben Clawson. Last March Artem staged a re-imagining of Shakespeare's Richard III for Alliance Rep. Theatre, based out of the Union County Perf. Arts Center in Rahway - with a cast of only 8 actors in their mid 20's.He received a BFA in Acting from Montclair State University.
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.
About StrangeDog Theatre:
StrangeDog is a small group of award-winning young theater artists intent on developing and performing original, diverse work in a variety of genres and mediums, drawing new audiences throughout the New Jersey and New York areas.
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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.