Thursday, June 30, 2016

Dreamcatcher's Monologues@ Mondo back this July

Every Thursday Evening in July is special!

Every Thursday, July 7th through July 28th at 8 pm
DRT presents a series of solo works as readings at MONDO, the cultural gathering place in downtown Summit ( MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. 

Tickets are $20 in advance/ $25 at the door.
To take advantage of the $5 discount, reserve your tickets in advance.
To reserve you can email or call: 917-969-4534

Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 8 pm
American Fiesta by Steven Tomlinson
Originally staged at the Vineyard Theater, the play counts as its themes the current ruptures in American civic life and politics; the psychological roots of consumer choice; the neuroscience of desire; gay marriage; the greater meaning of eBay; the search for human fraternity, neighborhood, community; the perils of focus grouping; and the sorrows of family life. And, oh yes, collecting Fiestaware.

Winner of the American Theatre Critics Association's 2006 Osborn Award for Best Play by an Emerging Playwright, Curtain Up called the play "interesting and intelligent."

Featuring: Scott McGowan
Scott McGowan

Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8 pm
Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck
"And then I realize, in this sort of strange, hallucinatory moment, that the bug guy is looking kind of good, and the things he's saying about bugs are really kind of fascinating and it is then that I realized that maybe it has been too long since I've been on a date." So confesses a single mother and self-described restaurant idiot-savant in this thoroughly charming and slyly sweet one-woman play by the author of The Understudy and Seminar.

This idiosyncratic journey of self-discovery involving the Romanian mob, a Buddhist rainstorm, a teenage daughter, shoes, and a few very bad dates enjoyed an extended run Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons starring Julie White.

Featuring: Nicole Callender

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8 pm
I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers by John Logan
For more than 20 years, Sue Mengers' clients were the biggest names in show business: Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway, Burt Reynolds, Ali McGraw, Gene Hackman, Cher, Candice Bergen, Ryan O'Neal, Nick Nolte, Mike Nichols, Gore Vidal, Bob Fosse...If her clients were the talk of the town, she was the town, and her dinner parties were the envy of Hollywood. Now, you're invited into her glamorous Beverly Hills home for an evening of dish, dirty secrets and all the inside showbiz details only Sue can tell you.

"A delectable soufflé of a solo show...The tightly closed doors of the Beverly Hills aerie in which Mengers held court are being thrown open, and for the price of a ticket we all get to feel a little twinkly for a night. It's a heady sensation, thanks to the buoyant, witty writing of Mr. Logan..." -NY Times.

Featuring: Laura Ekstrand
Laura Ekstrand

Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 8 pm
Jenny Keeps Talking by Richard Greenberg
In three monologues, one actress plays three women. First we meet Jenny, an established left-wing columnist whose newspaper is in the throes of a takeover. In the second monologue, we meet Jenny's ne'er-do-well sister, Claudia, an Upper West Side bohemian and failed opera singer whose life has been a string of get-rich-quick schemes and disastrous sublets. In the play's last scene, the women's grandmother speaks to us about her secret plans for her granddaughters. The doorbell rings, and all three are about to get together for a bumpy evening of settling their scores.

A touching but wickedly funny one-woman show about the feud between two widely different sisters and the grandmother who has to reconcile them in the end....a minimalist Sisters Rosensweig...vintage Greenberg." -NY Newsday

Featuring: Harriett Trangucci 
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Senior Summer Youth Theatre Show (Ages 14+) in Madison

Madison Summer Youth Theatre 

The Senior Summer Youth Theatre Show (Ages 14+)

Centenary Professor and Writers Theatre’s Production Stage Manager, Danielle Constance, will be directing this year’s play, 4 A.M., a musical by Jonathan Dorf and Alison Wood that explores the loneliness, love, fun, and frustrations of life as a teen in today’s world.

Rehearsals for the Senior Show start on July 5 and run Monday through Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM. Performances will be on August 11 and 12 at 7:30 pm, and August 13 at 2 pm.

If interested, please email

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Save the Date for Our 35th Anniversary Ovation Gala on October 27th!

Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) on Shakespeare Theatre’s Outdoor Stage

Jon Barker (Photo credit: Jerry Dalia)

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised)  By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Directed by Jeffrey M. Bender June 22 to July 31, 2016

Tuesday through Saturday - 8:00 p.m.

Sundays - 4:30 and 8:00 p.m. 
left to right: Connor Carew, Patrick Toon, Jon Barker. Photo credit: Jerry Dalia

37 plays in 97 minutes! Back by popular demand, three wild and crazy actors will take you on an irreverent, madcap romp through Shakespeare’s entire canon. Featuring some new surprises since our last production in 2008, this is a terrific show to introduce Shakespeare to young people, and a hilarious spoof that appeals to audiences of all ages — from Bardophiles to Bardophobes! As always, picnicking under the stars with family and friends makes for a delightful evening where art, nature, and the ancient tradition of outdoor theatre all come together!

The Outdoor Stage is generously supported by Bank of America. A partner of The Outdoor Stage since 2004, their committed and generous support has helped make The Shakespeare Theatre’s Outdoor Stage a hallmark of the summer season in the region. Bank of America customers can obtain tickets for the Outdoor Stage at the great price of $25 by using code “BOFA” for online sales and/or with the presentation of their bank cards at the box office.

Auditions: Classic thriller 'Deathtrap' at Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 89th Season by holding open auditions on July 17th & 19th for its upcoming production of "Deathtrap", written by Ira Levin. "Deathtrap" and will be directed by Todd Mills.

AUDITION DATES: Sunday July 17th 7pm to 10 pm, Tuesday July 19th 7pm to 10 pm
Call back & read thru Wednesday July 20th 7 pm to 10 pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 9, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & October 1 at 8pm and September 10, 11, 18, 25 at 2 pm (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

Sidney Bruhl, a Broadway thriller author, is in a “dry” spell when he receives a script from a student. His plan, which he devises with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student. Thereafter, suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, thrills and laughter.

CAST REQUIREMENTS: (3 males, 2 females)

Sidney, Male,40-60, Polished, devious, and thinks himself smart. Must perform believable fight scene
Myra, Female, 30-60, Sweet, caring, emotional and nervous. Must be able to help carry body.
Clifford, Male, 25–35, College type, Smart, good looking and physically fit. Requires fight scene.
Helga, 25-60, Wild individual. Knows she is a celebrity
Porter, 30-70, Professional suit and tie type.

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact

The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Shakespeare Theatre of NJ continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare’s 'Coriolanus'

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 54th season with William Shakespeare’s intense political drama, Coriolanus. Performances begin July 6and continue through July 24 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or go online at

When Rome is faced with threats from without and famine within, it turns to its defender, Coriolanus. The decorated war-hero quickly discovers that his true enemies lie inside Rome’s walls, and perhaps within himself. Director Brian B. Crowe brings this rarely-seen tragedy to life with company veterans Greg Derelian and Jacqueline Antarmian in the leading roles.

Written some time between 1605 and 1608, Coriolanus was not performed until after the Restoration. Inspired by the era’s political tensions, The Drury Lane company first performed the drama in 1682. For as much as Coriolanus is a political drama, that is the play’s epic outer shell; within that framework resides an intimate psychological portrait of a complex and tortured man who is grappling with the conflict between his true nature and the public persona that his family and peers have thrust upon him.

The Cast:

Greg Derelian returns for his tenth season with The Shakespeare Theatre in the role of Caius Martius Coriolanus. He was last with the company in 2008 as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Laila Robins. In addition to many other STNJ shows, Mr. Derelian appeared on Broadway in Metamorphoses. He now resides in Los Angeles where his film and television credits include Other People, The Umpire, Parks and Recreation and Chuck.

Jacqueline Antarmian, who will be returning for her fifth season with The Shakespeare Theatre, will play the role of Volumnia. Company credits include The Diary of Anne Frank,Pericles, Othello and Hamlet. Ms. Antarmian has appeared on Broadway in Doctor Zhivago, Soul Doctor, Master Class, Mary Stuart, Coram Boy and Julius Caesar. She is the recipient of a Barrymore Award for her performance in the one-woman play Nine Parts of Desire.

Bruce Cromer returns for his seventh season in the role of Menenius Agrippa. Company credits include The Alchemist, As You Like It, and Timon of Athens. Mr. Cromer is a Resident Actor with the Human Race Theatre and a professor and Head of Acting for Wright State University’s Professional Actor Training Program. Select regional credits are Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

Returning for his seventh season, John Ahlin will play the role of Junius Brutus. Past company credits include The Alchemist, Henry IV Part One, A Christmas Carol, and All’s Well That Ends Well. Broadway credits include Waiting for Godot, Journey’s End (2007 Tony Award for Best Revival), and Macbeth. Mr. Ahlin has also appeared on television and in film in such shows as Law & Order: SVU and Inside Llewyn Davis.

Previously performing in Pericles at The Shakespeare Theatre, Corey Tazmania returns for her eighth season in the role of Sicinius Velutus. She has also acted in Oliver Twist,Macbeth, and The Tempest on the Main Stage. Ms. Tazmania has performed regionally with New Jersey Repertory Company, REDCAT, and Lake Theatre.

Last seen at the Theatre in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Clark Scott Carmichael returns for his 14th season in the role of Titus Lartius. Past company credits include Henry VIII, The Learned Ladies, Pericles, The Liar, and A Christmas Carol. Throughout his career, Mr. Carmichael has worked with various organizations, including The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Irish Rep, and the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Raphael Nash Thompson, who will be returning for his ninth season with The Shakespeare Theatre Company will play the role of Cominus. Last seen in Merry Wives of Windsor, Mr. Thompson has also performed at The Theatre in The Alchemist, Measure for Measure, The Comedy of Errors, Henry V, Othello, Macbeth and As You Like It.

In his Shakespeare Theatre debut, Michael Schantz will play Tullus Aufidius. Mr. Schantz’s New York credits include You Got Older, Fashions for Men, and Beyond Therapy. He also performed regionally with Bard Summerscape, The Guthrie, The Alley, and Virginia State Company.

Returning for his fifth season, Bill Christ will play the role of First Senator. Mr. Christ most recently appeared at STNJ in Othello, and has also acted in Arms and the Man, The Tempest, and Romeo & Juliet. Broadway credits include Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Inherit the Wind and Search and Destroy.

For his sixth season with The Shakespeare Theatre, Jordan Laroya will play Lieutenant/Citizen 3. Mr. Laroya was last seen in Pericles, and he has also acted in TheMan of La Mancha, Henry IV (Part One), and Othello on the Main Stage and As You Like It on the Outdoor Stage. As a touring company member of Shakespeare LIVE!, Mr. Laroya has appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, and Romeo & Juliet.

Rounding out the cast are Amaia Arana, Miaojuan Chen, Elizabeth Colwell, AJ De Augustine, Matthew Domenico, Aiden Eastwood, Javon Johnson, Evan Joslyn, Mike Magliocca, Georgia Snow Nicholas, Jessica Orelus, Andres F. Roa, Kevin Santana,Aurea Tomeski, and Sydney Watt.

The Director:

Brian B. Crowe is in his twenty-first season with the Theatre, most recently directingLove’s Labour’s Lost last year. Mr. Crowe serves as the Director of Education at the Shakespeare Theatre, and his past directing credits include The Learned Ladies, Pericles,Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Timon of Athens, The School for Wives, and The Winter’s Tale. He also directs in-school residencies, teaches in the Summer Professional Training Program, and works with the Junior and Senior Shakespeare Corps for the Theatre.

The Artistic Staff:

The show’s visual elements will be brought to life through the work of fight director Doug West, set designer Richard Block, lighting designer Andrew Hungerford, costume designer Tristan Raines, and sound designer Karin Graybash. Serving as production stage manager is Denise Cardarelli.


Single tickets for Coriolanus start as low as $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Prices range from $25 - $75. This season, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is initiating their 30 Under 30 Program, which offers tickets for $30 for patrons aged 30 and under, with valid ID, tickets subject to availability. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit

Special Performances:

For the same price as a regular ticket, the Symposium Series performances offer a post-show discussion with the cast and artistic staff. For Coriolanus these performances will be Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m.

The Know the Show pre-show talks are offered again in 2016 free-of-cost. Prior to the show, an artist from The Shakespeare Theatre will present a pre-performance talk providing background information and an inside perspective on the production. This program is free with the purchase of a performance ticket and for Coriolanus will be heldThursday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m., with the show commencing at 8:00 p.m.

The acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus. The Outdoor Stage is located on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth and the Theatre’s support and education facility is in Florham Park.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional major support is received from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, Bank of America, The Samuel H. Scripps Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and CTW Foundation, as well as contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals.

General Information:

Artistic Director: Bonnie J. Monte

Main Stage: The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road), Madison, NJ

Tickets and Info: Call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit

Coriolanus Snapshot:

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Brian B. Crowe

July 6 - July 24, 2016

Previews: Wednesday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Opening Night: Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Post-Show Symposium Performances: Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Know The Show: Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. and curtain at 8:00 p.m.

Closing Performance: Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.


Tuesdays (7:30 p.m.): July 12 and 19

Wednesdays (7:30 p.m.): July 13 and 20

Thursdays (8:00 p.m.): July 14 and 21

Fridays (8:00 p.m.): July 15 and 22

Saturdays (2:00 p.m.): July 16 and 23

Saturdays (8:00 p.m.): July 16 and 23

Sundays (2:00 p.m.): July 10, 17, and 24

Sundays (7:30 p.m.): July 10, 17 and 24

NJ Rep presenting 'Butler' in NYC

Barn Theatre Annual Awards: Best Director Roseann Ruggiero

Best Director Roseann Ruggiero

Congratulations to the winners of the Barn Theatre's annual 'Recognition Night.' The award for Best Director went to veteran actor, director Roseann Ruggiero for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.' 

Here are a few views of the event:

 Brick (Elwin Cuevas), director, Maggie (Jessica Phelan), producer ( Carla KendallCat On A Hot Tin Roof 

                             Roseann Ruggiero,Tom Morrissey, Claudine Boucher and unidentified!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Premiere Stages to Present New Jersey Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner 'Water by the Spoonful' (July 14 - 31)

Quiara Alegría Hudes
Courtesy of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

UNION, N.J. –Quiara Alegría Hudes’ hauntingly beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful is set to have its New Jersey Premiere at Premiere Stages, the professional Equity Theatre at Kean University. In this stirring portrait of redemption and forgiveness, Elliot, an Iraq War vet, and his cousin Yazmin, a recent divorcee, search for a way out from the shadows, while Odessa, Elliot's estranged mother, struggles to keep her new online family of fellow addicts stable and sober. As the fractured family negotiates the limitations of loyalty, friendship, and community, they also discover acceptance and grace in a play The New York Times heralded as a “moving collage of lives in crisis” when it premiered in New York at Second Stage Theatre in 2013. Premiere’s production, helmed by director Kel Haney, will feature an accomplished professional company of actors, including Zack Calhoon, Sean Carvajal, Zuleyma Guevara, Kana Hatakeyama, Ethan Hova, Jamil A. C. Mangan, and Emma Ramos.

A native of West Philadelphia, playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes previously collaborated with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Broadway musical In the Heights, which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, garnered Ms. Hudes a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Water by the Spoonful, the recipient of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is the second play in Ms. Hudes’ acclaimed “Elliot trilogy,” which also includes Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue (a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), and The Happiest Song Plays Last. Her other works include the plays 26 Miles andYemaya’s Belly and the children’s musical Barrio Grrrl!

Director Kel Haney previously collaborated with Premiere on last season’s Great Kills by Kate Cortesi, and the 2013/2014 Liberty Live Commission, James Christy’s At Liberty Hall. Her recent directing credits include Comfort/Haney’s The Elephant in Every Room I Enter (La MaMa, Mabou Mines), Jonathan Caren’sThe Recommendation (The Flea), Melisa Annis’ United Front (Primary Stages/Fordham), Gardiner Comfort’s You’re Not Tough (HERE, Dixon Place), David Auburn’s Fifth Planet (Lincoln Center), Jessica Dickey’s Row After Row, Rachel Bonds’ Little Rock (both at Williamstown Theatre Festival), and Nathan Leigh & Kyle Jarrow’s musical, The Consequences (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre). Kel is a former Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow and member of Ensemble Studio Theatre.

The impressive cast includes Zack Calhoon, recently seen in Dancing Lessons at the Kitchen Theatre Company and Geva Theatre Center; Sean Carvajal, who appeared in the Studio Theatre’s Washington, D.C. Premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize winner, Between Riverside and Crazy; Zuleyma Guevara,whose recent stage credits include Clubbed Thumb, INTAR, Columbia Stages, and the Downtown Urban Theater Festival; Kana Hatakeyama, featured as Murasaki on the Netflix hit series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; Ethan Hova, an Ensemble Studio Theatre member whose distinguished regional credits include D.C.’s Woolly Mammoth and Pittsburgh’s Kinetic Theatre; Jamil A. C. Mangan, returning to Premiere Stages after his winning turn in Tammy Ryan’s Primus Prize-winner, Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods; and Emma Ramos, whose New York credits include the New York Theatre Workshop, Cherry Lane Theatre, Signature Theatre Company, Soho Rep and SummerStage.

“We are proud to present this important and fiercely contemporary play to New Jersey audiences for the first time,” stated John J. Wooten, producing artistic director of Premiere Stages. “Opioid dependency has become an epidemic in the state, and Quiara’s characters are uniquely compelling in their ability to challenge and inspire us to take a fresh perspective on the increasingly significant issue of addiction.”

Audience members are invited to further engage with the issues raised by Ms. Hudes’ thought-provoking play through Premiere Stages’ 2016 Talk-Back Series, which offers free post-show discussions with community leaders and local experts after select matinee performances. The theatre’s first talk-back, focusing on Recovery & Education (Sunday, July 17 at 3:00 pm), will feature Sabrina Sabater, Recovery Counselor, and Morgan Thompson, Recovery Mentor/Outreach Coordinator, for the Raymond J. Lesniak ESH Recovery High School in residence at Kean University, as well as Christopher Freeman, Community Recovery Supervisor for The College of New Jersey. 

Additional topics and dates include Water by the Spoonful in Rehearsal & Performance with Ms. Haney (Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 pm), and Technology & Community Building (Saturday, July 30 at 3:00 p.m.) with Dr. Mary Chayko, Director of Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. Premiere will also offer a series of informal pre-show talks everySaturday evening 45 minutes prior to performance in the lobby of the theatre.

Water by the Spoonful runs July 14-31 in the Zella Fry Theatre on the Kean University main campus in Union, NJ. Days/times: Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $30 standard, $20 for senior citizens and Kean alumni, and $15 for students and patrons with disabilities. Significant discounts for groups of 8 or more apply. To make reservations or to order a season brochure, please call the Kean Stage Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469) or visit Premiere Stages online at

Tickets are also available for Premiere Stages’ exclusive Water by the Spoonful Opening Night Party on Friday, July 15. This event features a pre-show party with wine and hors d’ oeuvres at the four-star farm-to-table restaurant Enoteca Ursino, admission to the performance, and a post-show champagne toast and dessert reception with the cast. Tickets for this exclusive event are just $55.00, and may be purchased by calling 908-737-7469.

Premiere Stages offers affordable prices, air-conditioned facilities, and free parking close to the theatre. Premiere Stages also provides free or discounted tickets to patrons with disabilities. All Premiere Stages facilities are fully accessible spaces, and companion seating is available for patrons with disabilities. Assistive listening devices and large print programs are available at all times; publications in alternate formats are available with advanced notice. Please call908-737-4092 for a list of sign-interpreted, audio-described or open-captioned performances. For more information, visit Premiere Stages online at

Premiere Stages is made possible in part through funding from The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, The Shubert Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Northfield Bank Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation, Union County HEART Grants, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The Union Foundation, E.J. Grassmann Trust, The New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival and through the generous support of individual patrons. Discover Jersey Arts is our marketing partner. Visit for more information about other arts programming happening around the Garden State.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dreamcatcher Summer Theatre Conservatory Registration Ends June 30

Registration ends June 30th
for Summer Theatre Conservatory!

Dreamcatcher's Summer Theatre Conservatory has been redesigned for the summer of 2016 as a three-week theatre experience in Summit, NJ. We have combined the best of our conservatory, where students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects, with our beloved Dreamcatcher Junior program, where the students create and perform their own play.

Auditions: Agatha Christie 'AND THEN THERE WERE NONE' at Westfield Community Players


Mon. July 11, 2016 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Tues. July 12, 2015 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Thurs. July 14, 2015 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Call-backs (if needed): TBA

Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Office: 908-232-9568

Director: Steve Lemenille

Sides with be distributed
Characters should be able to use English dialect


SIR LAWRENCE WARGRAVE - (male) [stage age: 50's-60's] A recently retired judge. Wargrave is a highly intelligent older man with a commanding personality. As the characters begin to realize that a murderer is hunting them, Wargrave's experience and air of authority make him a natural leader for the group.

VERA CLAYTHORNE - (female) [stage age: 20's-30's] A former governess who comes to the Island purportedly to serve as a secretary to their absent hostess, Mrs. Owen. Vera is one of the most intelligent and capable characters in the play, but she also suffers from attacks of hysteria, feels guilty about her supposed crime, and reacts nervously to the uncanny events on the island.

PHILIP LOMBARD - (male) [stage age: 30's-40's] A mysterious, confident, and resourceful man who seems to have been a mercenary soldier in Africa. Lombard is far bolder and more cunning than most of the other characters, traits that allow him to survive. He also has an interest in Vera.

WILLIAM BLORE - (male) [stage age: 30's-40's] A former police inspector. Blore is a man whose experience often inspires others to look to him for advice. He acts boldly and frequently takes initiative, but he also makes frequent blunders.

DR. ARMSTRONG - (male) [stage age: 40's-60's] A gullible, fussy and slightly timid doctor. Armstrong often draws the suspicion of the other guests because of his medical knowledge.

EMILY BRENT - (female) [stage age: 50's-60's] An older, ruthlessly religious spinster who is disagreeable and suspicious.

GENERAL MACKENSIE - (male) [stage age: 60s] The oldest guest. An upright soldierly old man with a gentle and tired face, often gets lost in his thoughts.

TOM ROGERS - (male) [stage age: 40's-50's] A competent man-servant (butler) who is quick and deft but just a bit shifty.

MRS. ROGERS - (female) [stage age: 40's-50's] Tom Rogers's wife. At first, Ethel is opinionated and seems fine, but underneath Ethel is a frail woman.

ANTHONY MARSTON - (male) [stage age: 20's] A rich, athletic, handsome youth. Tony Marston likes to drive recklessly and seems to lack a conscience.

FRED NARRAGOTT - (male) [stage age: 30's-40's] A delivery person that also provides ferry service to and from the Island

Production dates:
Oct. 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 2016 @ 8 PM; Oct. 23, 2016 @ 2 PM

If you would like, you may submit an AUDITION FORM prior to auditioning. Please click on the following link for the AUDITION FORM:

  Audition Form for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 

Monday, June 20, 2016

New Play Reading and Discussion part of NJPAC Stage Exchange

Join us for a staged reading and discussion of:

Surely Goodness and Mercy

by Chisa Hutchinson

Friday, June 24, 2016 • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm • New Jersey Performing Arts Center

a new play co-commissioned by NJPAC and
Writers Theatre of New Jersey


New York Times article on NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions.
describes NJPAC Stage Exchange as:

"Works that are set in New Jersey and that speak to local issues."

Join us for a reading and discussion of Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy. With a title taken from the Book of Psalms, this play is about faith, hope, and love--and how the good will of ordinary people helps them get by in a world of violence and discrimination. This is the third of three staged readings that are part of 2016 NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions.
The reading will be followed by a FREE public symposium on SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY and the topics of bullying, racial bias, and inadequate heathcare. Please lend your voice to the discussion!

Friday, June 24, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in the Chase Room
One Center Street, Newark NJ

Tickets to the reading are $5.00 & are available at (888) GO-NJPAC. All proceeds benefit NJ SEEDS. Symposium (beginning at 8:30 pm) is free.
About the Program: NJPAC Stage Exchange

NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commisions 2016, a groundbreaking new-play commissioning program, also known as NJStageX.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with New Jersey Theatre Alliance and Newark Celebration 350, is working withPassage Theatre Company (Trenton), Luna Stage Company (West Orange), and Writers Theatre of New Jersey (Madison) to produce original theatrical works about issues relevant to the Garden State. Each play will have a staged reading at NJPAC in Spring 2016 and then receive a world premiere at its co-commissioning theatre during the 2016-17 season.

The 2016 NJStageX playwrights include:
Chisa Hutchinson
David Lee White
April 29 at 7 pm
Nikkole Salter
Indian Head
May 20 at 7 pm
Chisa Hutchinson
Surely Goodness & Mercy
June 24 at 7 pm

For more information on #NJStageX events, visit our website.