Beside our regular productions, NLT also presents Reader’s Theater, free events in which actors read from scripts for a unique appreciation of classic and contemporary works.
Originally developed by one of our area’s directors, Penny Potenz Winship, each play is carefully chosen to offer actors a creative challenge and the audience a creative experience.
Our Next Reading:
Sunday, May 20th at 2 pm
“Women & Children First!”
By George Cameron Grant
This series of original works by playwright, George Cameron Grant, is a collection of short one-acts and monologues exploring the complicated relationship between mothers and children. It will be followed by a Q & A session with the playwright.
The presentation is free to the public but is not considered appropriate for young children.
Mr. Grant is the internationally produced, award-winning author of 14 full length plays, as well as dozens of one-acts, one person shows and monologues. He is an 8-time Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Finalist, and he was named a Finalist in the Nantucket Short Play Festival and New York City’s Strawberry Short Play Festival.
“For the past 15 years, most of the characters who have presented themselves to me have been women, of all ages,” said the playwright. “’Women & Children First!’ attempts to present many of those characters, some of them indomitable, some courageous, some flawed, most of them fierce.”
The reading is directed by Joy Kelly of New York City. The cast includes Vincent Bandille of Long Valley; Wendy Weber Eaton and Beckett Walters-Johnson of Jersey City; Dinah Gravel of New York City; Donna Gearhardt-Healey, Addie Kriegel, Florence Pape, and Rebecca Weintraub of Hoboken; David Silberger of Astoria, Queens; Laura Valente of Nutley; and Erika Yesenia of North Bergen.
The performance will be held at 47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ
Admission is free.
For information about this or other productions, call 973-667-0374.
Attention all NLT members:
If you are interested in performing as a reader in future productions or have any suggestions for the upcoming schedule,
please contact Jacqueline Schreiber.