Olomouc by Yasmine Beverly Rana

Kat, an American writer is invited to spend her summer at an artist colony in the Czech village of Olomouc.  Her idyllic notions of a technology-free space to write her non-traveler’s travel guide are quelled when she learns the colony isn’t what Kat had envisioned.  Following this alarming discovery, Kat finds herself conflicted between the affections of a Viennese biker and an American translator of Czech poetry in this comedy about a New Yorker finding love in the woods of Eastern Europe.


Date: March 1 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum – Show In Map
About Yasmine Beverly Rana

Yasmine Beverly Rana received a 2015 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and was one of six finalists for the 2015 Francesca Primus Prize (THE WAR ZONE IS MY BED).  Her plays have been developed and performed at theaters including Writer’s Theatre of New Jersey, La MaMa Theatre, Halcyon Theatre of Chicago, New Stages Performing Arts Center in the Berkshires, Write-Act Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles, Nora’s Playhouse where Rana was a founding member, among others.

Her writing is published in numerous journals and anthologies including The University of Chicago Press and Seagull Books’ In Performance series publication of The War Zone is My Bed and Other Plays.

She received her BFA and MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

About New Plays New Jersey

About New Plays New Jersey

New Plays New Jersey is a project designed to support, nurture, and showcase the new play development community in New Jersey, with an eye towards creating a semi-formal network of New Jersey theatres that will coordinate their work on new plays, support each other’s efforts, and promote the idea that New Jersey plays an important role in New Play Development in the United States.

NPNJ consists of a series of five concert readings of new works by New Jersey writers presented by the New Jersey Theatres who support them. These readings will be presented on an annual basis, during the NJ Theatre Alliance Stages Festival with WTNJ producing the event.