Partners played its final performance january 28 Four women. Forty years of friendship. One afternoon that could end it all.
Like the first round writers, each will have three private readings of their plays, and a final reading during the Forum Series in December New Jersey has an abundance of talented and committed women playwrights, but there are very few opportunities for these artists to form relationships with organizations that will make a long-term commitment to developing both their work and their presence in the community.
The NJEWP will put into place a process that will identify writers, provide a long-term writer-driven development process, and provide connections for the writer to other writers, informed audiences, and the larger theatrical community, both in New Jersey and nationwide.
The first round of women playwrights included: Over the course of twelve months, the writers each had four readings of their plays, three private reading that were scheduled by the writer and a final public reading.
It has been an exciting year, the four first round writers have brought their works a long way. In the beginning, some of the plays were near to being complete, others were merely scribbled scenes on lined paper. After the four readings, over 14 months, we had some complete plays.
At the end of this year, we will have assisted seven New Jersey playwrights, and I hope to have in three years. We are also in discussions at present with another theatre company in the state to extend the length of the program to a second year, so the writers can continue with their play or even start a new one.
My dream is to have a number of theatres in the state participating in some way. EM Lewis is an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced around the world including productions at the Guthrie and the Edinburgh Fringe Festivaland published by Samuel French.
She had college productions of her plays Song of Extinction and Heads. She received her first commission, to write a history play for Premiere Stages in New Jersey. Lewis is now working on an intimate two-hander set in her home state of Oregon, and an epic play set in Antarctica called Magellanica: A New and Accurate Map of the World.
More information can be found on her website: Born in New Orleans, Louisiana,Yasmine Rana is a playwright, drama therapist, and educator whose plays have been developed and produced in the United States and abroad. As a drama therapist, Yasmine has worked with refugees in Bosnia, The Republic of Georgia, and Switzerland where she implemented an arts and education program for Bosnian youth.
She has contributed to textbooks and arts journals.later produced by the Jewel Box Theatre in Oklahoma City in His full-length play, The Present Moment, was produced by Evolution Theatre Company in Columbus in His short play, Consider the Source, was selected for the Evolution Theatre shorts Festival and produced by Evolution last year.
CATCO/GCAC Playwrights' Fellowship Jewel Box Theatre Playwriting Award His first play, Catspaw won the Jewel Box Theater Playwriting Award, and was produced by the Jewel Box Theater (Oklahoma City) in His second play, The Present Moment, was produced by Evolution Theatre Company in Oklahoma City's venerable Jewel Box Theatre is planning a season lineup Ludwig’s Edgar Allen Poe Award winner for best new play actually was inspired by real-life Broadway actor.
Playwrights Theatre to Begin Working With Second Round of New Jersey Emerging Women’s Playwrights Hodder Fellow in Playwriting at Princeton University.
Theatre, The Jewel Box Theatre in.
The theatre focused on having a resident playwright of national stature with its first playwright Romulus Linney. In the theatre moved to West 42nd Street on Theatre Row. In software developer Peter Norton donated $, for renovations to the 42nd Street venue which was renamed Signature Theatre Company at the Peter Norton Space.