NJ Women Playwrights Project
March 13 @ 7:30 PM - April 3 @ 9:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Mar 27, 2019
Speranza presents the 2019 NJ Women Playwrights Project in collaboration with Writers Theatre of NJ and Jersey City Theatre Center. In honor of Women’s History Month, there will be 4 original plays presented on Wednesdays throughout March. Each reading begins at 7:30 pm, followed by a post-reading discussion. All readings are free and open to the public.
03/06 Bunnies by Joanne Hoersch
A Concert Theatre reading of a New Play from Writers Theatre’s New Jersey Women Playwrights Program, presented in
association with The Jersey City Theatre Center and Speranza Theatre Company as part of Women’s History Month.
It’s 1973 in the Bunny locker room at the New York City Playboy Club. It looks as though an older Bunny is going to be “aged
out” of her job tonight. Three of her co-workers confront their own limited time, while a much younger fourth “trails” the Bunny
she is going to replace.
03/13 I Don’t Know How She Does It by Nancy Mendez-Booth
How does one Puerto Rican woman rise from public housing to become a Pulitzer Prize winner, despite an apathetic Virgin Mary, tragic loss and an epic downpour of bird poop? This one-person show cycles through eight moments in one Boricua’s life to explore how imagination and humor help her survive and achieve despite struggles and haters—most especially herself. Each of the eight monologues suggests a different setting and stage in the speaker’s life. The show is loosely autobiographical, inspired by the playwright’s own journey to overcome “brown shame”, her lack of faith and the loss of her infant son.
03/20 Room 30 by Dania Ramos
Sofia doesn’t know what to think after her younger sister Ana runs away from home and declares a sudden interest in her indigenous roots. The sisters take shelter in a New England inn where they clash over whether or not to search for their mother, and they receive unexpected guidance from their room’s former occupants. Both soon realize that inside Room 30 the distance of time isn’t as vast as it seems.
03/27 Havana Orthodoxy by Vita Morales
The harrowing story of courage and commitment by one family embroiled in the political turmoil of 1950s Cuba, torn between idealism and survival. In less than 24 hours, this family is forced to leave their home and their country and everything they owned. This play is one of three finalists in the 2018 Women Playwrights Competition sponsored by the Centenary Stage Company.
$5 Suggested Donation
Website Reservations www.wtnj.org