The annual Centenary Stage Company Women Playwrights Series returns with a line-up of new play readings and discussions.
Be a part of the creative process!
The Series offers emerging playwrights a chance to work with professional directors and actors in a short rehearsal period, followed by a staged reading of the work in front of a live audience (YOU!). Each presentation features refreshments for all, and lively "talk-backs" with the playwright and cast following the performance.
Now in its 19th season, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season 3-4 new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place over a period of three weeks. At the end of the rehearsal, a staged reading of the play is presented at CSC (50 miles w. of NYC) for our regional audiences, giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.
Women writers from around the country will converge in Hackettstown for the three week event, which will bring dramatic workshop-presentations of 4 new full-length plays by women writers.
Plays presented in the developmental WPS program are under consideration for full production in a subsequent season at the Centenary Stage Company, the professional, Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College. The many plays which have successfully transitioned from development to production now include the popular Tillie Project about local legend, Tillie Smith, Inventing Montana, by Jeanne Murray Walker, Dreamhouse, by Darrah Cloud, and Alice in Ireland, by Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding co-creator, Judy Sheehan, ++. Many of these works have appeared on the stages of New York, Louisville's Humana Festival, Chicago's Goodman Theatre, Carnegie Mellon and many more.
Performance Dates: April 10th, 17th & 24th @ 7:30 pm
"It's Not Just for Women!"
The David and Carol Lackland Center715 Grand Avenue
Hackettstown, NJ 07840