|Madison, NJ – Playwrights Theatre’s roundtable reading series FORUM will present “Soundings” at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Dreyfuss Theatre, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison. Readings will begin promptly at 7:00pm each evening, December 10-21, 2013. Full descriptions of the plays, author bios, interviews with the writers, age-appropriate content ratings are available on the websitewww.ptnj.org/freereadings.php.
FORUM brings playwrights, actors and audience members together to enjoy the creative process of bringing a play to life. Staged readings of 12 innovative new plays by some of the country’s best writers with intimate discussions between author and audience following each performance. Playwrights Theatre will present these readings free of charge, with an optional donation of $10. A $25 dollar donation will get patrons a FORUM pass that covers all of the readings. A $250 donation will get patrons a rehearsal pass that allows access to all reading rehearsals. Reservations can be made online at www.ptnj.org or call (973) 514-1787 X10.
“One of the most exciting things about this program is the diversity of the work, geographically and developmentally,” said John Pietrowski, Artistic Director. “We have nationally-recognized writers, writers working in New York, and writers who call New Jersey home. For many of these plays, it will be the first time the writer hears it out loud, let alone in front of the public. It’s a testament to our process and the sophistication of our audience that they are willing to let their pieces be heard for the first time at Playwrights. And it’s very exciting for an audience to hear something for the very first time. Inevitable, one of the plays from this program becomes something our audience will see on our main stage.”
Tuesday, December 10 – Written on Her Face by Stacie Lents
Wednesday, December 11 – What Happened by Lia Romeo
Thursday, December 12 – And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist
Friday, December 13 – Light in the Darkness Burning by Matt Bukovac
Saturday, December 14 – The House That Jack Built by Suzanne Bradbeer
Sunday, December 15 – A Bedroom in Paris by Judah Skoff
Monday, December 16 – Chatting with the Tea Party by Rich Orloff
Tuesday, December 17 – Dissent by James Christy
Wednesday, December 18 – 100 Years by Richard Dresser
Thursday, December 19 – The Ironbound by Martyna Majok
Friday, December 20 –Trespasser in a Promised Land by Russell Davis
Saturday, December 21 – Us by Joe Sutton
Programs are subject to change, based on artistic need. Please visit the website www.ptnj.org for up-to-the-minute details.
|About Playwrights Theatre:
|Founded in 1986, Playwrights Theatre is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit professional theatre and arts education institution dedicated to developing and nurturing the dramatic imagination of artists, students, and audiences. Our New Play Program, which includes the The New Jersey Emerging Women Playwrights Program and the Literary Artist Fellowship Program creates development opportunities for professional writers through readings, workshops and productions, and invites audiences to participate in authentic feedback experiences. Our New Jersey Writers Project, Poetry Out Loud, New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest and Festival, and Creative Arts Academy programs provide a comprehensive and hands-on arts education experience to over 31,000 students, Pre-K through adult.
Writers in the New Play Program are drawn from across the country, including our affiliation with the National New Play Network, a nation-wide group of theatres dedicated to the development and production of new work. Teaching Artists in our Education Programs are professional artists working in their field in the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. From 2003-2016, we have been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (along with only five other theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center, Two River Theatre and Paper Mill Playhouse) as “an anchor institution that contributes vitally to the quality of life in New Jersey.”
Funding for our activities comes from: the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., Dramatist Guild Fund, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The Shubert Foundation, Novartis, The Victoria Foundation, and many corporations, foundations and individuals.
Playwrights Theatre is a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the National New Play Network, and Madison Arts & Culture Alliance.