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Monday, September 18, 2017

NJ Rep’s Theatre Brut Session 4 Plays


Play Schedule for Saturday, Oct 7 at 2pm

The Conversation by Wendie Malick.  A look at the assumptions we make about ourselves and each other. We have this strange notion that by a certain age, we will have pretty much figured life out. The truth is we are all “works in progress,” and a necessary part of our evolution may require radically upsetting the status quo.Directed by Dan Lauria and starring Priscilla Lopez, Barbara Andres and Dan Lauria.

Her Place in the World by D.W. Gregory. Adam's immortal, diabolical first wife, Lilith, makes her appearance again, wreaking havoc among his descendants, now atoning for their sins in Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Directed by Andrea Andresakis and Starring Carolyn Popp, Dan McVey, Brittany Sambogna, Pheonix Vaughn, Edwin Alexander.

The Outside Edge of a Full Circle by Matthew Harrington. Is Jesus from Wolverhampton?  James and his wife ponder this question, among others, after he returns from an early morning stroll where-in he had an unusual encounter with a naked man named Jesus. Directed by Joel Stone and starring Mary Francina Golden and Joe Gioco.

Something About Eve by Lynne Halliday. A young man decides to buy some perfume for his fiancé, but what should be a simple business transaction becomes more of an interrogation, when an attractive saleswoman probes into his personal life and turns him upside down.  Directed by  Zoya Kachadurian, and starring Alex Hyatt and Christopher Daftsios.


The Actors

Priscilla Lopez

Barbara Andres

Dan Lauria

Carolyn Popp

Dan McVey

Brittany Sambogna

Pheonix Vaughn

Edwin Alexander

Mary Francina Golden

Joe Gioco

Alex Hyatt

Christopher Daftsios


Wendie Malick

Spotlight Playwright

Wendie Malick is an award winning actress whose career has spanned 40 years. Best known for her roles on Dream On, Just Shoot Me, Frasier and Hot in Cleveland. Films include American President, Jerome, Waiting, Fifty-Nothing and The Emperor’s New Groove. Theatre credits: North Shore Fish, Burleigh Grimes (Off-Broadway), Round Trip, Questa, Vagina Monologues, Santaland Diaries, The Underpants (Los Angeles) Blithe Spirit, What is the Cause of Thunder (Williamstown), Closure (NJ Rep), Love Letters (Laguna Playhouse), Don’t Blame Me … (Woolly Mammoth), The Guys(Studio Arena). Malick is currently starring in Paul Rudnick’s new play, Big Night at The Kirk Douglas Theater in L.A.


D.W. Gregory

Spotlight Playwright

D.W. Gregory's plays frequently explore political issues through a personal lens. The New York Times called her “a playwright with a talent to enlighten and provoke” for her most produced work, Radium Girls, about the famous case of industrial poisoning. Other plays include Molumby's Million, nominated for a Barrymore Award by Philadelphia Theatre Alliance; The Good Daughter and October 1962, which premiered at NJ Rep; a new musical comedy, The Yellow Stocking Play, with composer Steven M. Alper and lyricist Sarah Knapp; and Salvation Road, coming from Dramatic Publishing. Her short comedy So Tell Me About This Guy was a finalist for the Heideman Award and produced at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville on a bill of short works. Her plays have been produced throughout the United States and abroad, and her work has been developed through the support of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), the National New Play Network, the Maryland Arts Council, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Gregory is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild and an affiliated writer with The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. More information can be found on her website at  dwgregory.com and at dramaticpublishing.com


Matthew Harrington

Spotlight Playwright

Matthew Harrington was born in Brasil, raised in South America and Europe, and now resides with his wife, LaDawna, in New Jersey. Upon graduating from the Professional Actors Training Program at Ohio University (MFA), he spent several years as a resident member of the Indiana Repertory Theater.  Most recently he has devoted much of his time, joy, and passion to the art of writing, especially for The Bakery.


Lynne Halliday

Spotlight Playwright

Lynne Halliday is a performer and playwright. She has appeared at the York Theatre, 54 Below, The Guggenheim Museum and sung with ABT. She is a co-author of The Gorges Motel, a FringeNYC standout that is being published by Dramatists’ Play Service, as well as By the Numbers, which recently premiered at in Florida and is being developed in New York by the Now Collective. Her work has been seen at Coogan’s Play with your Dinner and her Ballad of 72nd Street appeared in the TBG Fast Play Fest.

Buy Session 4 Plays

Theatre Brut

Is part of the All About Eve Festival of the Arts being presented by New Jersey Repertory Company at West End Arts Center, 132 West End Avenue, Long Branch. The week-long fundraising festival includes 28 short plays (performed Oct 1, 6, 7, 8), live music, art and photography exhibits, and poetry readings. Prices vary depending on the event. A Festival Pass can be purchased to attend all the events. For additional information call 732-229-3166or visit www.njrep.org.

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