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NJ Women Playwrights Project
The New Jersey Women Playwrights Project provides writers an opportunity to work on new plays with professional actors and directors in a 12-18 month development process. Now in Round Five, 18 writers are a part of this brilliant community.
Phase 1
In each round, the program will work with three-four New Jersey-based playwrights, in a 12-18 month development process. Writers are provided with four readings, three private and one public, with the three private readings scheduled at the writers convenience. The public reading is a work-in-progress concert reading. All readings take place with professional actors, director, and dramaturg.

Between readings, writers are provided with ongoing dramaturgical work and opportunities to meet with the other writers. Aspects of the program may include additional developmental opportunities with one of WTNJ’s partners.
Phase 2
Phase 2 is a commitment to continued work with writers from previous rounds. WTNJ will provide a reading series, currently based in Jersey City, for previous participants of the NJWPP, during the NJ Theatre Alliance Stages Festival. Writers have a choice to either continue development of the piece from Phase 1 or work on a different play.

We form partnerships with area theatres to present the final readings and extended readings to a larger audience and promote a future life for the plays. Here are some of the places we will be this year:

Mile Square Theatre

Schedule to be announced. Plays under consideration:

Deb Margolin– What Difference Does It Make?
Chisa Hutchinson– Surely Goodness and Mercy
Sue Trauth– Rehearsing Desire
Maryanne Woods– Home Court

New Plays New Jersey– At The Bickford Theatre
Part of NJ Theatre Alliance’s Stages Festival

Chisa Hutchinson– Surely Goodness and Mercy

New Plays New Jersey– Jersey City Theatre Center
In a partnership with JCTC and Speranza Theatre
As part of Women’s History Month

Rosemary McLaughlin– Paterson Falls  03/08/17  7 pm
Stacie Lents– Untitled New Work 03/16/17  7 pm
Phoebe Farber– The Messenger 03/18/17  7 pm
Toni DePalma– One Acts Date TBD  7 pm

Spring Writers Festival– William Paterson University

Yasmine Rana Play TBD   04/08/17 Time TBD

Check back here for info on dates and playwrights!

Play synopsis from the 2015/16 March Women History Month Readings at Jersey City Theatre Center in partnership with Speranza Theatre.

Click on each reading for more information.

Midwives by Suzanne Trauth
Ends of the Earth by Lia Romeo
Hielo by Dania Ramos
Written on Her Face by Stacie Lents

For more information, check out the NJWPP Blog here!

WTNJ is especially grateful to the Puffin Foundation for its continued support, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for the Special Project grant that gave NJWPP its initial launch.