The reading will take place at
in the Chase Room
of the Madison Public Library
39 Keep Street
Madison, NJ 07940
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19 - year- old Nicole, a recent transplant from the gritty inner city to the NJ suburbs, has lost her bearings. Her brother has died, her mother’s sexually confused, and her father’s financially strapped; so the reckless Nicole strings along both Wyem, a bad boy parolee from juvenile hall, and his humble cousin Sam. In this delightful 21st century Restoration comedy that riffs in hip-hop and verse, Nicole must decide if she’s the wannabe rebel, the dull, dutiful daughter or the responsible young woman who, despite all situations, can control her own life.
Benjamin Vaughan Marshall Productions and workshops: Boom Box at HBO's new writers workshop, (CA) Henry’s Bridge Theatre for a New City (NYC), The Red Train Interact Theatre (Philadelphia) and Pride fest (Chicago), One Legged Race, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, The Balcony Goat at Luna Stage (NJ), and Carlos and LaVonne (Theodore Ward prize, Chicago) Short play festivals in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Alaska, Nebraska and Melbourne, Australia. Purchasing Power a short play was presented as part of WBEZ’s (Chicago) off the air program. A graduate of Kean University, he’s earned an MFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, taught English in Arabic speaking countries, conducted writing workshops for women in homeless shelters, published poetry in literary journals around the county. Currently he is an Associate Professor at Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ. A member of the Dramatists Guild, the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, the Playwrights Center in Michigan and The Ninth Floor (NYC), he has received fellowships from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and four times from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
And get a behind-the-scenes look at Ben and his play by reading our 5 Question Interview with Benjamin V. Marshall