Monday, February 22, 2016

New Play Readings/ Writers Theatre of New Jersey (3/05, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25)

For four nights in March, Jersey City audiences will experience works in progress from emerging New Jersey playwrights . This theatrically innovative partnership between JCTC and the Writers Theatre of New Jersey focuses on issues of women’s identity through JCTC’s ongoing New Play Reading program.

JCTC New Play Reading/New Jersey Writers Theatre presents :March 5/Midwives by Suzanne Trauth; March 11/Ends of the Earth by Lia Romeo; March 18/Hielo by Dania Ramos and March 25/Written on Her Face by Stacie Lents. The featured plays were initially developed by Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s New Jersey Women Playwrights Project. This program – a continuing collaboration with Speranza Theatre Company, a woman’s theatre company based in Jersey City – is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival, an annual month-long celebration of New Jersey Theatre.

The plays – which will be having their Hudson County premier in a staged reading by Speranza actors – were selected for Identity because each looks at a woman’s identity from different angles. Midwives examines the personal relationship between Eleonora Duse and Isadora Duncan; Ends of the Earth examines how women identify – and not identify – with their role as mothers; Helio depicts women play in a small business in Puerto Rico; and Written on Her Face tells the story of female college professor and her failing student.

“We are grateful for the opportunity Jersey City Theatre Center has provided to further development with Jersey City’s diverse and sophisticated audiences,” said John Pietrowski (photo), Artistic Director, Writers Theatre of New Jersey. “We are also grateful to the Speranza Theatre Company for bringing their championing of women in theatre to the collaboration.”

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