november, 2018

06nov6:30 pm9:00 pmPrivate Reading: Joanne Hoersch's "Bunnies"

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Joanne Hoersch’s “Bunnies”
Part of our New Jersey Women Playwrights Project

Joanne Hoersch, Weehawken, NJ, resident, earned her BA in Drama from Emerson College, and received a Woolrich Fellowship for Creative Writing from Colombia University.

In addition to being a playwright, Joanne is equally recognized for her talents in fiction writing and acting. She received a grant in Fiction from the NJ State Council for the Arts for her story Josie Going Places. She was also a semi-finalist for the Heekin Foundation’s National Short Story Contest.

As in actress, Joanne co-founded the Bandit Company, and performed on the Broadway stage for Larry Shue’s The Nerd (1987).

Her play, Jackson is Gone, received a 2012 grant from the NJ State Council for the Arts. It also earned a Roundtable reading at The Lark Theatre (NY) and a performance at Hudson Theatre Works in 2015. Her play about a stranger kidnapping a married couple’s dog was nominated for the 2015 NJ Stage Award as the “Best Play to See at a World Premiere.”

Starring Elizabeth: The Musical, set in 2010 at the height of the recession, debuted at Theatre Works, Play Works Series in 2016.

Other notable plays by Joanne include her one-act Bunnies, which centers on Hugh Heffner’s iconic Playboy Bunny, and her full-length piece entitled Shelley, about the famous Romantic Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Directing Lab at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts

36 Madison Ave.


Writers Theatre of New 28 Walnut St. Madison, NJ 07940

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