2018 MileSquare PlayGround

At Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ– 1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030

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MileSquare PlayGround 2018

Tuesday, March 13
Tuesday, March 13
Tuesday, March 13
New York City 523
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Gallo
New York City 523
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Gallo
Joseph Gallo
Joseph Gallo
Jersey City, NJ
Tuesday March 13, 2018 7:00 PM

For our heroine, Joy, her story is a familiar one – a small town girl leaves home, and tries to make it in the big city. Except Joy’s story begins at the end, where we find her standing at a ballet barre in a pool of blood - murdered. A hybrid play, NEW YORK CITY 523 combines naturalism with impressionistic dialogue, choral work, fantasy, story theatre, and at the same time, incorporates movement elements and dance directly into the narrative. So put on your red shoes and dance the blues.

JOSEPH GALLO (Playwright) is the playwright-in-residence at Mile Square Theatre where his play Long Gone Daddy had its World Premiere, and where during the 2017 season he acted as director/dramaturg on Sarah Weber Gallo’s dance/theatre piece The Magic Hour (“Stunning!” – Dance Enthusiast).

Prior work at MST includes: the revival of his Off-Broadway play My Italy Story (“…a compelling page turner.” – New York Times), which starred two-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Pelphrey, and transferred to Rutgers University, before playing in New York at the Barrow Street Theatre; and the workshop of his play Two-Man Kidnapping Rule, which was later produced in New York City at the New Ohio Theatre, and published in Smith & Kraus’s anthology 2012 Best Men’s Stage Monologues and Scenes.

For MST’s 7th Inning Stretch he has co-produced ((11th Annual), written Ya Gotta Believe! (5th Annual), and directed Robert Lyons’ My Last Mitt (12th Annual), and Edith Freni’s Flare (11th Annual), which was named one of The Best American Short Plays of 2013, and is published by Applause Books.

He currently serves as Coordinator of Theatre and Film at Hudson County Community College, where he founded and developed the college’s Liberal Arts: Theatre Arts – Associate in the Arts program. In 2016 he was named recipient of the Lincoln Center Prize for Innovative Teaching in Theatre. Training: MFA in Playwriting, Ohio University.

Post-Reading Discussion
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Post-Reading Discussion
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a post reading discussion of the play. Afterward you can leave comments in our post-show discussion form.

Tuesday, March 20
Tuesday, March 20
Tuesday, March 20
The Forest
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lia Romeo
The Forest
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lia Romeo
Lia Romeo
Lia Romeo
Hoboken, NJ
Tuesday, March 20 7:00 PM

Juliet is losing her marriage. Her mother Pam is losing her mind. And there’s a mysterious forest growing in and around their living room. Is it any wonder Juliet starts sleeping with one of her high school students? A play about weird love and what to do when there aren’t any right answers.

Lia Romeo’s plays have been produced at 59E59, Project Y Theatre Company, Unicorn Theatre, HotCity Theatre, Stillwater Theatre, Renegade Theatre Experiment, Forward Flux Productions, New Origins Theatre Company, Jersey City Theater Center, Porch Light Productions, and Xpressions Performing Arts Network, and have been developed at the Lark, San Francisco Playhouse, Abingdon Theatre, Writers Theatre of New Jersey, Orlando Shakes, New Jersey Rep, Kitchen Dog Theatre, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for the American Theatre Critics’ Association’s Steinberg Award for best new play and the New York Innovative Theatre Award for outstanding full-length play. She has been recognized by the O’Neill (finalist), the Heideman Award (finalist), and the Kilroys List (honorable mention). She was the National New Play Network Playwright-in-Residence at Writers Theatre of New Jersey, and she is currently a member of the Project Y Playwrights Group and a company member at InViolet Theater. She is also the associate artistic director at Project Y Theatre Company and the new play coordinator at Jersey City Theater Center. She is the author of a novel, Dating the Devil (BelleBooks), and a humor book, 11,002 Things to Be Miserable About (Abrams Image), which has sold over 35,000 copies worldwide. Her work is published by Playscripts and Smith and Kraus, and she teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. BA: Princeton; MFA: Rutgers.

Post-Reading Discussion
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Post-Reading Discussion
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a post reading discussion of the play. Afterward you can leave comments in our post-show discussion form.

Tuesday, March 27
Tuesday, March 27
Tuesday, March 27
The Other White Meat
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erin Mallon
The Other White Meat
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Erin Mallon
Erin Mallon
Erin Mallon
Maplewood, NJ
Tuesday, March 27 7:00 PM

When 16-year-old city girl Alex is thrust into the world of FitzGerald Farm: A Compassionate Place for Farming, she finds there ain’t a whole lotta compassion flowing through the owners… toward their fellow humans anyway. But the animals? They treat the animals like gold. With the guidance of Paulie, the fitness-enthusiast pig and Bethany, the farm’s “breastiest bovine,” Alex learns how to survive this new land full of manual labor and “sad old people.” That is until Phil, a puzzling USDA worker, arrives and unravels all her progress with his processed sugars and pent-up pain.

Erin Mallon is a writer, actor and voice artist. Her plays have been presented with Urban Stages, InViolet Theater, The American National Theatre, New Georges, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival, Amios Theatre Company, The Collective, Project Y Theatre, The Flea and more. Erin’s play Branched directed by Robert Ross Parker and produced by InViolet Theater premiered at HERE Arts Center and is published with Original Works Publishing. In November 2015 she was commissioned to write Hand Me Down, the Fall Drama at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in The Bronx. Erin is a devoted volunteer at The 52nd Street Project, a member of InViolet Theater, the voice of many TV/Radio commercials and the narrator of over one hundred audiobooks. She is also founder/co-curator of The Brooklyn Generator where writers create new full-length plays in less than thirty days. www.erinmallon.net

Post-Reading Discussion
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Post-Reading Discussion
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a post reading discussion of the play. Afterward you can leave comments in our post-show discussion form.