Centenary Stage Company presents a Women Playwrights Series: Turning by Darrah Cloud. Inspired by the stories of the 1st US Women's Gymnastics Team and their Journey to the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics. Donation of $5 for each ticket. Get your ticket today.
This series is dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique voice of women writing for theatre today. The WPS has helped to develop the work of over 60 playwrights from around the country, producing more than 14 world premieres on the CSC mainstage. Staged readings are followed by a lively discussion with the playwrights and casts.
Initiated in 1992 to provide a working platform for the underserved voices of women writing for the theatre, CSC's WPS has now featured and helped to develop the new work of over 50 playwrights from around the country, and produced fifteen World Premieres in as many years, from works developed in the playwright series. Plays selected for the WPS receive rehearsal with a professional cast and director, providing an opportunity for the playwright to collaborate with other professionals during the development process. They are presented script-in-hand in staged readings for audiences, which affords the playwright further opportunity to develop the work, in the presence of an audience, a critical element.
Now in its 26th season, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season 3-4 new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors. At the end of the rehearsal, a staged reading of the play is presented at CSC (50 miles w. of NYC) for our regional audiences, giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.
Women writers from around the country will converge in Hackettstown for the three week event, which will bring dramatic workshop-presentations of the three new full-length plays by women writers.