Dragons in the Crease, a play which premiered last year at New York Theater Festival’s Summerfest 2019, will be presented by The Theater Project at 7:30 PM, Tuesday, June 30, online via Zoom, as part of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Stages Online. Based on a real event, the play concerns a college student with a severe stutter who has been asked by his professor not to speak in class but instead write his questions down. Because of the media coverage that ensues, the incident becomes a national news story, changing both their lives forever.
Dragons in the Crease was one of ten finalists in the 2020-21 Woodward/Newman Drama Competition, an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, remembering the many great dramas Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman performed together.
The cast of the June 30 performance is Alex Leondedis, Dara Lewis, Jack Coggins, Terri Sturtevant, Gary Glor, Bryan Rodriguez, Andre DeSandies, Deb Maclean and Sabrina Alamo. It is directed by Theater Project artistic director Mark Spina.
The playwright, Joseph Vitale, is a member of The Theater Project’s playwrights’ workshop and a semi-finalist for the 2012 Eugene O’Neill Theater/National Playwrights Conference. He is the author of a dozen full-length plays, including, Murrow, a one-man show about the life of Edward R. Murrow (called “a dramatic masterpiece” by the Huffington Post), which premiered at The Theater Project and was later performed Off-Off Broadway in 2016 at The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. His one-act, The Monster Under the Bed, was voted “Best Play” at both the 2018 St. Paul (IN) Theater Festival and the 2019 One-Act Jamboree at the Rhino Theater, Pompton Lakes, NJ. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
PLAYWRIGHTS WORKSHOP MEMBERS present NEW WORK On Line
One Saturday each month at 2 PM: July 18
MADAME CAMPAN'S ACADEMY
by Lynn Marie Macy2 PM, Saturday, JuLY 18
Join us on ZOOM!
Registration required: (opens JuLY 8) Napoleon Bonaparte! Marie Antoinette! -- Cinderella?
If you think modern life is challenging, follow the rags to riches Cinderella story of Hortense de Beauharnais, survivor of the French Revolution, stepdaughter of General Napoleon Bonaparte, and student at MADAME CAMPAN'S ACADEMY, where her classmates include Napoleon’s detestable sister Caroline, and Eliza Monroe daughter of the future US president. Survival, music, art, war and romance fill their days at MADAME CAMPAN’S ACADEMY.
Lynn Marie Macy (Playwright): Recent productions include The Color of Vengeance at New Perspectives Theatre and The Surprising Measure of Buried Treasure, Sister Resisters and The Couch Potato & The Armchair Activist with The Theater Project, Four Seasons at the NJ 1 Minute Play Festival, Lady Susan, A Jane Austen Bodice Ripper (Reading, Theater 2020), Doubt & Deliberation (Reading, Theater for the New City) Productions: Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy (Distilled Spirits, Blue Room Theatre & Theater Ten Ten). Published by New York Theatre Experience in Playing with Canons, Explosive New Works from Great Literature. Resident Playwright Theater 2020, NYC. Ms. Macy was thrilled to have her script Vile Things in Dark Corners performed live on Zoom with The Theater Project and the Cranford Library in April.
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