2018 New Plays New Jersey

Five new plays by New Jersey Writers and the New Jersey theatres that support them

Presented in partnership with The Bickford Theatre at The Morris Museum

March 6-11, 2018

To make reservations and for more information, click on individual titles.

New Plays New Jersey 2018

Tuesday, March 6
Tuesday, March 6
Tuesday, March 6
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Bickford Theatre
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
The Bickford Theatre
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
 
Tuesday, March 6 7:00 PM
Bickford Theatre is a professional theatre that produces plays, presents jazz and special concerts along with year-round children's theatre, and classes in the performing arts for children to adults. The theatre is located within the Morris Museum.

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.

Thursday, March 8
Thursday, March 8
Thursday, March 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Centenary Stage Company
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
Centenary Stage Company
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
 
Centenary Stage Company produces full-scale productions with its mainstage Equity Company and with the Young Performers Workshop, as well as offering concerts and special events in the new state of the art Lackland center featuring a 485 seat proscenium arch Sitnik theatre and a 120 seat Blackbox space.

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.

Friday, March 9
Friday, March 9
Friday, March 9
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Luna Stage
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
Luna Stage
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
 
Luna Stage was founded in 1992 by Jane Mandel and became an Equity Theater in 1995. For its first 18 years, the company made its home in Montclair, New Jersey, first in a small space on Walnut Street and then in a larger facility on Bloomfield Avenue. In the fall of 2010, Luna Stage moved to West Orange to join in a dynamic movement of revitalization and community engagement aimed at establishing the Valley Arts District of Orange and West Orange as a hub for entertainment and culture in the region. In 2013, after twenty years of leadership, Jane Mandel stepped down as Artistic Director and was succeeded by Cheryl Katz who had worked for the company since 2003, first as Director of Play Development and then as Associate Artistic Director.

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.

Saturday, March 10
Saturday, March 10
Saturday, March 10
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writers Theatre
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Writer TBD
Writers Theatre
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Play TBD | Writer TBD
 
Founded in 1986 as Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Writers Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, professional theatre and arts education organization dedicated to developing new works, writers, and a creative community.

Our New Play Development Program is a multi-stage process, of readings, workshops, and productions, including special programs like the New Jersey Women Playwrights Program, New Plays New Jersey, The Soundings Reading Series, and The Youth-Driven Theatre Series. We also develop new work through our poetry and prose programs like our New Jersey Literary Artist Fellowship Showcase and Jersey Shorts. Education Programs operate across the state and include The New Jersey Writers Project, The NJ Young Playwrights Contest, NJ Poetry Out Loud, The NJ Youth Poet Laureate Program. The Brick City Initiative (Newark), and the Rose City Initiative (Madison). Our Creative Acts Academy teaches writing and theatre skills to children and adults in the Madison area via year-round classes and our Creative Acts Academy Summer camp.

We see our audiences as partners in the development process and involve them in all aspects of our development work. The New Jersey State Council on the Arts has designated Writers Theatre of New Jersey a “Major Arts Institution” every year since 2003, and named it “an anchor institution that contributes vitally to the quality of life in New Jersey.” This marks our 15th consecutive year winning one of the state’s highest honors for an arts organization!

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.

Sunday, March 11
Sunday, March 11
Sunday, March 11
Dreamcatcher Rep
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
Dreamcatcher Rep
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Play TBD | Author TBD
 
Dreamcatcher is a professional yet intimate theatre company in residence at Oakes Center in Summit. Our year-long season includes plays, improv comedy, a holiday special, new play readings, and a summer youth program, along with many outreach and education programs for youth, adults and seniors.

Post-Reading Discussion
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Post-Reading Discussion
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm