NJPAC Stage Exchange, a partnership with Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and Yendor Productions, is where cutting-edge new play development meets insightful community dialogue. Featuring prestigious playwrights from New Jersey and plays developed in the Garden State—and panels of artists, scholars, community leaders and newsmaker—each evening will use a work-in-progress to spur discussion on important issues in the state and nation, leading the way to deeper understandings of concerns we all face.
Admission is free, but reservations are a must
WHEN: Friday, October 10 at 7 PM
An examination of the lives and personal choices immigrants make to participate in the American Dream. Ironbound was commissioned for the Smith Prize, which honors a play that deals with relevant political issues.
WHEN: Saturday, January 17 at 7 PM
The true story of the Little Rock Nine—the first African Americans to volunteer to integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas in 1957.
The Talented Tenth
WHEN: Friday, February 27 at 7 PM
When it premiered in New York in 1991, The Talented Tenth was a departure for Newark-born Richard Wesley. His previous plays depicted the street life of poor residents of Newark, while The Talented Tenth is about a band of "buppie" Howard University graduates dwelling in New Jersey's upper middle class.
WHEN: Friday, March 27 at 7 PM
Two Marines return from Afganistan in a battle for their lives. In a world where post-traumatic stress disorder, house parties and drug deals are part of daily life, patriotism and indifference interwine and true humanity is revealed.
WHEN: Friday, May 22 at 7 PM
This documentary play, created by McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann, explores radical Islamism and the dangers that ideology can pose not only to Western nations, but also to moderate traditional Muslims around the world.
Single-performance tickets are available online at njpac.org, via phone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722) or at the NJPAC Box Office, One Center St., Newark. For groups of 10 or more, call NJPAC at 1-888-MY-NJPAC (1-888-696-5722). All tickets purchased online and via phone are subject to a per-ticket handling charge.
The NJPAC Box Office is open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 6pm, Sunday from noon-5pm when performances are scheduled, and closed on Monday. Phone calls to 1-888-GO-NJPAC (466-5722) for single-performance ticket orders are answered seven days a week, from 9 AM to 9 PM.
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