Festival of One-Act Plays Runs November 8-10 in Cranford
Baby boomer and Millennial, senior and teen playwrights are represented in The Theater Project's Kaleidoscope Kabaret, an annual festival of one-act plays by New Jersey playwrights. This fall, the Festival runs November 8, 9, and 10 at the United Methodist Church, on the corner of Lincoln and Walnut Avenues in Cranford.
Representing the Millennials is Emma Hathaway, whose one-act play THE MYSTERY MADAME OF 110th AND BROADWAY was a prize winner in The Theater Project's annual Young Playwrights Competition in March 2012. Each year, The Theater Project selects one of the three winning plays from the contest to be performed in the Kabaret as an incentive for young writers. THE MYSTERY MADAME ... concerns a young woman who has planned the perfect wedding down to the last detail, and is now hanging around outside her favorite taco stand hoping to find an appropriate fiancé. Emma attends the Bergen County Academy in Hackensack.
Proud to be at the senior end of the spectrum is Jewel Seehaus-Fisher, a founding member of The Theater Project's Playwrights Workshop. Fisher of Highland Park, NJ, is a past winner of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. In this year's Kabaret, her ten-minute play NO NAMES! is a comic exploration of the joys of air travel and infidelity at 30,000 feet.
Other playwrights participating in this year's Kabaret are Mike McGoldrick of Jersey City, Ed Lataro of Tom's River, Kirk White of Westfield and Joe Vitale of Denville.
KALEIDOSCOPE KABARET runs November 8, 9, and 10 at the United Methodist Church, Walnut and Lincoln Avenues in Cranford. Tickets, $20 for adults and $10 for students, can be purchased by calling 973 763-4029 or online at TheTheaterProject.org.
The Theater Project, www.thetheaterproject.org, an award-winning New Jersey theater company based in Maplewood and Cranford, is known for presenting outrageous comedy as well as drama with social commentary. Last November, the company tackled marriage equality, presenting a one-night-only reading of "8" by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, the play chronicling the historic California challenge to same-sex marriage.
WHAT: Kaleidoscope Kabaret, an annual festival of one-act plays
WHEN: November 8, 9, and 10. Friday, Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM
WHERE: Cranford United Methodist Church, on the corner of Lincoln and Walnut Avenues
WHO: NJ Playwrights, members of The Theater Project's Playwrights Workshop