Soundings 2017 Press Information

 

 

Full Information for the Soundings 2017 Readings
For She Who Waits by Robert Clyman 

Date: January 4 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here

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 5 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here

Twelve-year-old Mew, an aspiring rapper living in Far Rockaway has discovered a powerful Harlem gang leader owns of one of Tupac’s original notebooks. He and a couple of friends risk their lives to get it in this urban picaresque film script by 2015 NJSCA Fellow Kevin Caruso.

Directed by Rodney Gilbert.

 
Date: January 6 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:Here
In this reimagined life of the French writer Colette, Renee, a character from one of Colette’s unfinished stories, presents to us her fantasy of how she would have written Colette’s story, so that Colette would have written a better life for Renee.
Directed by Jane Mandel, former Artistic Director of Luna Stage.
Date: January 7 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:Here

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 8 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here

Verité  teaches freshman composition at a small community college in New Jersey. In the midst of a spate of random shootings, and a campus-wide training on violence response, a student decides to write a paper on gun control. And offers to teach her how to shoot a gun.

Directed by WTNJ Associate Artistic Director James Glossman.

Date: January 11 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here

Eric and Kate’s marriage is in crisis, Kate’s father has just died after a long illness, and Kate’s mother Anne is sunk in a deep depression. Their adopted daughter Tessa is dealing with being one of the only African-American students in her Midwestern school. So they decide to go on a family trip to Italy, in hopes that a change of scenery will help. But no matter how far they go, will they be able to escape themselves?

Directed by WTNJ Associate Artistic Director James Glossman.

Date: January 12 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:Here

A married Orthodox Jewish couple spend Shabbos apart. Annabelle remains at home, while Tuvia, a rabbinical student, reluctantly goes to Atlantic City to attend his brother’s bachelor party. Each discovers something about themselves – and each other –  that may change their marriage forever. Or not.

Directed by WTNJ Artistic Director John Pietrowski.

Date: January 13 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here

It all starts with Ted’s plan for a novel about modern class struggle, then his private school-issue laptop with highly personal creative notes is stolen. In this delightfully improbable– but highly possible– urban farce, the lower, middle, and upper classes of New York City entangle themselves in a case of mistaken projections and confused identities.

Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum.

Date: January 14 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here
In 1964 Gene was a well-respected white leader in the Civil Rights Movement, working alongside Dr. King and others in Birmingham, AL. Conflicts with the Leadership Council and the death of his young protegè, Andy, in Selma chased him back to the life of a professor in New York City. It is now 1982, and leaders of a new movement have come to ask him to lend his expertise once again. But Gene has to confront his memories of Andy – and his own self-oppression – before he can move forward to help out an old friend. Written by the winner of the 2015 NJ State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship, Henry Meyerson.
Directed by WTNJ Associate Artistic Director James Glossman.
Date:January 15 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:Here
Eighteen year old Amy was the best piano player at Festial High School. After her tragic death, her four best friends – the Festial Quartet – join their Christian youth leader, Michael, to prepare for her memorial. When Amy’s grieving mother asks Michael to save the Festial Quartet’s souls, their fragile psyches begin to crack, forcing one of them to reveal a secret she’s been harboring for two years – a secret that will change everyone’s perception of adolescence, adulthood, friendship and faith.
Directed by Nick Anselmo