Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2012 New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest & Festival

For 29 years, the New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest & Festival (NJYPF) has been deepening the writing experience for young writers by providing detailed feedback from theatre professionals about students' plays. For the 7th year in a row, winning plays will be presented during the New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival, a partnership between Playwrights Theatre and Premiere Stages at Kean University.

Through a series of rounds, a team of readers may select plays from each division to be honored as statewide winners. These plays will receive a staged-reading performance by professional actors during the Festival. Date to be determined. This is certain to be a must-see event!

Plays are accepted in the following divisions:
Elementary (grades 4-6)
Junior High School (grades 7-9)
High School (grades 10-12)

High School play submission deadline - January 14, 2012
Elementary and Junior High School submission deadline - January 15, 2012

Are you working on your play? For more details visit, our website

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Items and New Rummage Sale Dates

Playwrights Theatre is leaving its space at 33 Green Village Road, Madison, NJ and is selling excess articles it has acquired over the past 25 years.

New things have been addeded since the previous rummage sale dates. We've cleaned out all extraneous items, so only the really useful and interesting ones are left. Everything will be tagged with a price. There are no costumes, lighting, sound equipment or theatre seats.

The rummage sale dates are:
Saturday, October 22 from 9am-2pm
Sunday, October 23 from 9am-2pm

The sale will take place on the first floor of 33 Green Village Road. Cash and checks gladly accepted. Playwrights Theatre regrets it cannot accept phone calls or e-mail inquiries about sale items. All business to be conducted in person.

Need directions? http://www.ptnj.org/pages/directions-and-getting-around

Monday, October 3, 2011

25th Anniversary Gala Photos

On Saturday, September 17, 2011, Playwrights Theatre had a benefit celebrating 25 years of creativity and community at the Hartley-Dodge Memorial building in Madison, NJ.

The evening included music with Jerry Vezza and a performance by Sahirah Johnson and The MoMs (from MoM A Rock Concert Musical) -- Donna Jean Fogel, Jane Keitel, Bekka Lindstrom, Dana Loren McCoy, Stefanie Seskin.

There was a silent auction, new plays from improbably playwrights Hon. Mary-Anna Holden, Mayor of Madison and Hon. Jon M. Bramnic, NJ State Assemblyman as well as Collaborative Play written that evening by the guests and performed by Duncan Rogers and Bev Sheehan.

Playwrights Theatre honored:
Lawrence S. Feinsod, Executive County Superintendent, Essex County
Lisa Ellis, President, Madison Board of Education
Jeannie Tsukamoto, Council Member, Madison Borough Council
Arthur Wilson, Poet/Playwright/Teaching Artist
Shamsuddin Abdul-Hamid, 2010 NJ State Poetry Out Loud Champion

Photo Credit: Walter Rodriguez

To view more photos, visit our website