Writers Theatre of New Jersey’s 2017 Summer Youth Theatre Shows!

In partnership with the Madison Recreation Department, Writers Theatre of New Jersey runs two FREE Summer Youth Theatre productions every summer that are open to all Madison-area residents. The emphasis of the experience is on the creative process, collaboration, and professional craft.  The participants are treated like professionals and are expected to treat the work and their responsibilities in it as such. Both shows are presented at the Directing Lab at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts at Drew University in a partnership with the Drew Theatre Department. Madison, NJ senior citizen residents are admitted to both of the shows free of charge!
Photos and Video:
Media from both shows will be coming soon, both here and to our Writers Theatre of New Jersey page on Facebook, so follow us and stay connected for that great content!
Junior Show:
Professional actor, teaching artist, and musician, Jane Keitel, worked with children (ages 8-13) to create and present, “The Enchanted Thornbush,” an original musical!  The students wrote the lyrics and music with Jane’s help and under her supervision.  Direction and Musical Direction by Jane Keitel. Performances were Aug 3-5, 2017.
Performances were held at the Directing Lab at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts on the campus of Drew University. (36 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ  07940)

Performance Dates:

August 3 at 7:30 PM

August 4 at 7:30 PM

August 5 at 2:00 PM

 

Senior Show:
The Senior Show (ages 14-24) was “Edges” by songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who just won multiple Tony Awards for their Broadway musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and an Oscar for their song “City of Stars” from the film “La La Land.”  “Edges” was directed by Danielle Constance with Musical Direction by Karen Romero and Technical Direction by James Sullivan. Performances were August 10-12, 2017.
Performances were held at the Directing Lab at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts on the campus of Drew University. (36 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ  07940)

 

Performance Dates:

August 10 at 7:30 PM

August 11 at 7:30 PM

August 12 at 2:00 PM