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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Play Readings at Hudson Theatre Works in Weehawken

                         

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PlayWorks 2014 features:

Molly Bomaye' by Michael Puzzo

When Molly and Monty broke up, she left and he got the apartment. But since Monty can't afford to pay the rent on his own, he rents out a  tiny, semi private makeshift room. Nobody stays very long and with each prospective renter Monty must relive the breakup one more time. 

Bunnies by Joanne Hoersch

At  the NY Playboy Club in the summer of 1973, four Bunnies gather together at the end of their shift to discuss the night's experiences; the puzzling aspects of men, the nascent feminist movement, and the inherent sexism of a company that no longer wants to employ you after the age of thirty. The gift of Playboy, they realize, is an unplanned band of sisters, black, white, Native American, who learn to help and encourage each other to overcome the company's, as well as society's, attitudes towards age and beauty.

October 13 - The Dolly Project by Eric Conger

It's 1971 and Dolly,  a home raised chimpanzee,  is a media darling who can speak sign language,  smoke cigars,  and make tea.  But little girls grow up.  A story of good intentions  and bad results.

October 20 - Last Resort by Gino DiIorio

Julie is an aging activist turned research scientist. Her daughter Simone is also an activist, increasingly disillusioned with the complacency of her mother's generation.  In a desperate attempt to win a victory for the environment, Simone takes extreme measures into her own hands that set the two women on a collision course. 

Authors

Michael Puzzo - is a writer, actor producer and member of LAByrinth Theater Company since 1997. Productions of Mr. Puzzo's plays include; Spirits of Exit Eleven ( The Lion Theater), The Slashers Lament (The New Ohio), Lyric is Waiting (Irish Repertory Theater), My Soul the Pavement (Prithvi Theater) The 11a.m Girl Says "GOODNIGHT" (Access Theater) and The Dirty Talk (CSNY) His work has been published by Dramatist Play Service, Smith & Kraus, Indie Theater Now and New York Theater Experience.

Joanne Hoersch - is a recipient of a 2012 grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts for her play, Jackson is Gone, which was also selected for a roundtable reading at the Lark Theatre and was first read in the PlayWorks series. Her play Starring Elizabeth was given development readings at HTW's PlayWorks and NJ Playwrights Theater. She is also a fiction writer and has received a Woolrich fellowship for fiction from Columbia University, was a semi-finalist in the Heekin Foundation's national short story contest, and was a 1998 grantee from the NJ State Council on the Arts for her short story, Josie Going Places. Her story, Lilacs was a runner up in Glimmer Train's 2014 short story contest. She is currently working on two new plays; one based on the life of the Romantic poet Percy Shelley, the second an extended dialogue between Sigmund Freud and his famous patient, Dora. 

Eric Conger - The Eclectic Society, received a main stage production in 2010 at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre.  His newest play, Beautiful Boy, retitled Just Tell Me My Name, was produced in the Walnut Independence Studio in January of 2014.  It was first read at Hudson Theatre Works in 2013.  His version of  Feydeau's Chat En Poche, entitled  A Frog In His Throat, starred  Michael Learned at the York Theatre in New York City.  It was subsequently presented at four other regional theaters.  Thank U 4 Your Service was read in October 2010 at Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he is a member and No Good Deed was read at Hudson Theatre Works and Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2013.

Gino DiIorio - is a New York City based playwright.  His new play Crib has been given development readings at a number of theaters including Hudson Theatre Works. His play Release Point was given its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in August of 2012. His play Reparation received its world premiere at Luna Stage in February of 2012 and Dead Ringer received its world premiere at New Jersey Rep in 2009 and its 2nd production at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. The play won 1st place in the BBC's 2005 International Playwriting Competition and was performed on BBC Radio. Centennial Casting, co-written with Nancy Bleemer, has had productions at Penguin Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Stage Company, Seven Angels Theatre and the Arclight Theatre in NYC. Apostasy was given its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in July of 2006. The play received its New York premiere at the Urban Stages Theatre in April of 2007.

Hudson Theatre Works is a not for profit, equity theatre committed to ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community.  It is dedicated to a rugged aesthetic and will seek to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, which reflect our lives, relationships and world today. 

Hudson Theatre Works primary focus is in bringing a living theatre community to the area of Hudson and North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts instruction. 

This program is made possible by the City of Weehawken and Mayor Richard Turner and in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State.  A partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen freeholders.
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It was first read at Hudson Theatre Works in 2013.  His version of  Feydeau's Chat En Poche, entitled  Eric Conger - The Eclectic Society, received a main stage production in 2010 at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre.  His newest play, Beautiful Boy, retitled Just Tell Me My Name, was produced in the Walnut Independence Studio in January of 2014.  It was first read at Hudson Theatre Works in 2013.  His version of  Feydeau's Chat En Poche, entitled  A Frog In His Throat, starred  Michael Learned at the York Theatre in New York City.  It was subsequently presented at four other regional theaters.  Thank U 4 Your Service was read in October 2010 at Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he is a member and No Good Deed was read at Hudson Theatre Works and Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2013.

Gino DiIorio - is a New York City based playwright.  His new play Crib has been given development readings at a number of theaters including Hudson Theatre Works. His play Release Point was given its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in August of 2012. His play Reparation received its world premiere at Luna Stage in February of 2012 and Dead Ringer received its world premiere at New Jersey Rep in 2009 and its 2nd production at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. The play won 1st place in the BBC's 2005 International Playwriting Competition and was performed on BBC Radio. Centennial Casting, co-written with Nancy Bleemer, has had productions at Penguin Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Stage Company, Seven Angels Theatre and the Arclight Theatre in NYC. Apostasy was given its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in July of 2006. The play received its New York premiere at the Urban Stages Theatre in April of 2007.

Hudson Theatre Works is a not for profit, equity theatre committed to ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community.  It is dedicated to a rugged aesthetic and will seek to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, which reflect our lives, relationships and world today. 

Hudson Theatre Works primary focus is in bringing a living theatre community to the area of Hudson and North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts instruction. 

This program is made possible by the City of Weehawken and Mayor Richard Turner and in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State.  A partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen freeholders. In His Throat, starred  Michael Learned at the York Theatre in New York City.  It was subsequently presented at four other regional theaters.  Thank U 4 Your Service was read in October 2010 at Ensemble Studio Theatre, where he is a member and No Good Deed was read at Hudson Theatre Works and Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2013.

Gino DiIorio - is a New York City based playwright.  His new play Crib has been given development readings at a number of theaters including Hudson Theatre Works. His play Release Point was given its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in August of 2012. His play Reparation received its world premiere at Luna Stage in February of 2012 and Dead Ringer received its world premiere at New Jersey Rep in 2009 and its 2nd production at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. The play won 1st place in the BBC's 2005 International Playwriting Competition and was performed on BBC Radio. Centennial Casting, co-written with Nancy Bleemer, has had productions at Penguin Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Stage Company, Seven Angels Theatre and the Arclight Theatre in NYC. Apostasy was given its world premiere at the New Jersey Rep in July of 2006. The play received its New York premiere at the Urban Stages Theatre in April of 2007.

Hudson Theatre Works is a not for profit, equity theatre committed to ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community.  It is dedicated to a rugged aesthetic and will seek to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, which reflect our lives, relationships and world today. 

Hudson Theatre Works primary focus is in bringing a living theatre community to the area of Hudson and North Jersey through performance, outreach and theatre arts instruction. 

This program is made possible by the City of Weehawken and Mayor Richard Turner and in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State.  A partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen freeholders.

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