T. Michael Vest is a playwright/lyricist born in Colombia and raised in the United States. Trained as an actor and musician at Taylor University, he began his career as a writer while studying musical theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London. His musicals include Dream, Pandora, ?? Goodbye, and Who Are You? He is also a founding member of the Divergent Theatre Collective. Now hailing from New Jersey, he writes about theater and occasionally indulges his other two favorite pastimes: long walks and hot wings.
2019 marks the 101st season for veteran NJ community theatre Summit Playhouse. Perhaps it is fitting, then, that the first play on the bill to kick off their next century also comes with a legendary past. For, as the title A Doll's House: Part 2 suggests, there is a rich past leading up to the ideas and characters being explored on Summit's stage this November. Lucas Hnath's recent play is about Nora, that famed feminist initially introduced to us by Ibsen, and what happened to her and the Helmer family after she strode out the door back in 1879.BWW Review: STRING AROUND MY FINGER at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre May 7, 2019
Wendy McLeod's good-natured little two-hander Things Being What They Are is now on at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, NJ. The show, comfortably directed by Producing Artistic Director Laura Ekstrand, runs weekends through May 7th. When it soars, it soars, and when it meanders, it maintains a pleasant, if tame, personality.