Key Art from 1980 (or Why I'm Voting for John Anderson) (2017). Image of a red-hair woman wearing a white blouse answering a lime green rotary phone. The image is cut off right at the woman's nose. Red, white and blue balloons are in the background.
Free staged reading

1980 (Or Why I'm Voting For John Anderson)

June 16 - 18, 2017
written by Patricia Cotter
directed by Jessi D. Hill

In a country hungry for a new voice, an inspiring, independent contender emerges for president. Four very different (and slightly lost) campaign workers advocate tirelessly for their long-shot candidate, convinced he can change their country and their lives.

Key Art from Skeleton Crew (2017). A city skyline is silhouetted at the top of the image. At the bottom is an image of a car partially assembled on a factory assembly line.
New Jersey Premiere

Skeleton Crew

July 13-30, 2017
written by Dominique Morisseau
directed by John J. Wooten

In this compelling portrait of American workers struggling to hold on against the tide of technology, ambitions, secrets and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy an automotive plant’s status as a sanctuary in a rough city. Faye, the matriarch of a family of line workers, gives her all to keep her team employed in one of the last auto stamping plants in Detroit.

Key Art from Foster Mom (2017). A woman stands over an empty crib.
Play Festival Winner

Foster Mom

Sep 7 - 24, 2017
written by Chris Cragin-Day
directed by Kel Haney

Leslie’s decision to adopt a child is complicated by two factors: a skeptical mother and an unexpected romance. As the relationship with the new man intensifies, so does her conviction about foster parenting. In the end, Leslie must choose between two things she wants desperately: the love of her life and the foster child she’s never met.

Key Art from Brick City (2018). An image of a sheet of lined notebook paper. Drawn in pencil and color-pencil are image of a basketball gooing into a net, a sneaker, a camera and a flower.
Free Staged Reading

Brick City

Oct 20 - 22, 2017
written by Nicole Pandolfo
directed by John J. Wooten

Jessie, a combative high school senior with a disability, and Darnell, the star player of his high school basketball team, find themselves together in extended study hall during the most important marking period in their lives. As their worlds collide, both discover that things aren’t always as simple as they may seem.

Key Art from Black Tom Island (2018). An image of a shattered stained-glass window. At the center of the image, through the shattered window is the Statue of Liberty.
Free Staged Reading

Black Tom Island

Nov 17 - 19, 2017
written by Martin Casella
directed by John J. Wooten

Based on an actual incident that took place in Jersey City in 1916, Black Tom Island explores the first documented terrorist attack on American soil through the lens of a fictionalized Slovak immigrant and his wife who may or may not be involved in the attack.

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