Living in Northeast Colorado, and pregnant at age 16, Meg was lucky to have Jack, her handsome boyfriend, willing to marry her. After Jack turns his life over to a fundamentalist sect, and expects Meg and their teen-aged daughter Hannah to do the same, Meg leaves them both, with a promise to return to retrieve Hannah. With no discernable job skills, and a powerful congregation blocking her efforts, regaining custody is an impossible task, until her ex-husband dies with Hannah “adopted” by the church. Meg, now living in Boulder, must prove to the court—and her indoctrinated daughter—that she is a fit mother. Directed by WTNJ Associate Artistic Director James Glossman.

Date: January 4 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets: Here
Bob Clyman

Bob Clyman’s plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at regional theatres, such as the Alley Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, George Street Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, the Colony Studio Theatre, L.A. Theatre Works and Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, in addition to touring Scotland.  His play Secret Order was initially commissioned and produced by The Ensemble Studio Theatre and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  It was subsequently produced at 59E59 Theatre in New York, where it was nominated for an Outer Circle Critics Award for the best script in 2008, and at many regional theatres.  Tranced has been produced by Laguna Playhouse, where it received an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, San Jose Repertory Theatre and Merrimack Repertory Theatre.  The Exceptionals has been produced at Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival.  It was supported by another Edgerton Award and nominated for both Best New Play and Best Play of 2012 by The Independent Reviewers of New England.  Four earlier plays were produced at the Circle Rep Lab in New York. He has been awarded a number of national prizes, including a Eugene O’Neill Summer Conference Fellowship, Geraldine Dodge Fellowship, New Jersey State Arts Council Award and Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship.

About the Soundings Reading Series

About The Soundings Reading Series

The Soundings Reading Series is designed to test fairly well-developed plays in front of an audience. Authors have five hours of rehearsal with professional actors and a director, and a public reading of the play with guided feedback from the audience.

These readings permit Writers Theatre to connect with its community of patrons and artists to:

  1. Gain audience insight into the play
  2. Continue the exposure of the audience to the creative process
  3. Give our audience experiences with diverse narrative forms.

Writers Theatre presents around 10 of these readings per year. Plays presented will be a mix of new submissions and continued relationships with writers whose work has been developed at WTNJ in the past.