Two years ago, Tracy Barnes vanished, abandoning her husband of nearly 20 years, her fifteen year old daughter, and the sister who had always idolized her — to take up with a wealthy Nashville businessman. Miss Tennessee is the story of a one-time beauty queen who feared that her greatest asset– her beauty– was about to lose its power. And so she cashed in. And made a disastrous mistake.  Directed by WTNJ Artistic Director John Pietrowski

Date: January 7 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here
About Joe Sutton

Joe Sutton’s plays include Voir Dire (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the Best Play Award of the American Theatre Critics Association), As It Is In Heaven, The Third Army, and Restoring the Sun. Theatres producing Joe’s plays include New York Theater Workshop, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, BAM, the Cleveland Play House, Primary Stages and the Old Globe in San Diego. Not long ago Joe’s play Complicit premiered at London’s Old Vic with Artistic Director Kevin Spacey directing. More recently, Joe’s newest play Orwell In America opened at Vermont’s Northern Stage before continuing with a sold-out run at New York’s 59E59.  In addition to his theatre work, Joe has developed a pilot for the USA Network called Scales of Justice. When not in rehearsal, Joe teaches playwriting at Dartmouth College.  He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them fellowships from NYFA, the NEA, and NJ Arts.

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.