Friday, February 19, 2016

Dreamcatcher Participates in the NJ Theatre Alliance March Stages Festival

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will participate in the New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s annual Stages Festival held throughout the month of March. By offering discounted tickets to shows and a free workshop for adults, and by presenting a play reading with Writers Theatre of New Jersey, Dreamcatcher will reach new audiences and spread the word about the high quality of professional theatre available in the state.

A free Creative Dramatics for Grown-Ups workshop will be held on Saturday, March 5 from 1:30 – 3:00 at Oakes Center in Summit. This class, led by teaching artist Beth Painter, is an opportunity for students to explore the theatre games and exercises that are the building blocks of acting. Participants will have the fun of liberating their creativity and flexing their collaborative muscles in a supportive setting. Registration is required for students aged 18 and up and space is limited. Call 908-514-9654 or email to register.

Dreamcatcher will also offer a free companion ticket to their mainstage performances of Sister Play with the purchase of a full-price ticket of $35 during the weekend of March 4-6. This offer is designed to introduce new audience members to the theatre by giving current patrons a chance to bring a friend to their favorite theatre for free. After purchasing a ticket, a reservation may be made for a companion ticket by calling 908-514-9654 or emailing

As a part of the Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s “New Plays New Jersey” reading series, Dreamcatcher will present Lia Romeo’s Green Whales. This reading will take place at the Bickford Theatre in Morristown onWednesday, March 2 at 7 pm. In this dark comedy, two sisters search for love and decide just how much they’re willing to settle for. For tickets and information, call 973-514-1787.

The Stages Festival offers dozens of performances, workshops, classes, and events at the state’s professional theatres, performing arts centers, libraries, schools, senior centers, and other community venues. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible, and fun. Since its inception 19 years ago, the program has served over 190,000 people. To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival please visit

Founded in 1981, the New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation, and audience development. The Alliance provides member theatres and arts patrons a wide range of supportive services and programs, and assists member theatres in their growth and development, helping them reach their full potential. For arts patrons, the Alliance provides accessibility services, discount ticketing through, and The Stages Festival.

The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. Additional program support has been provided by The Smart Family Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Prudential Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, and The George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust Foundation.

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is located at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue in Summit. Parking is available in the lot behind the theatre at 20 Ashwood Avenue and at the Summit Recreation Center, 100 Morris Avenue. The facility is wheelchair accessible. 

For information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, visit or contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, business phone 908-514-9654.

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