KALEIDOSCOPE KABARET: AN ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS
WHEN: November 21, 22 and 23. Friday, Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM
WHERE: Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ
TICKETS: $20 / $10 for students
Baby boomer and Millennial, senior and teen playwrights are represented in The Theater Project’s Kaleidoscope Kabaret, an annual festival of one-act plays by New Jersey playwrights.
Representing the Millennials is Emily Donegan, whose one-act play MECHANICAL ADVANCEMENT was a prize winner in The Theater Project’s annual Young Playwrights Competition in March 2014. Each year, The Theater Project selects one of the three winning plays from the contest to be performed in the Kabaret as an incentive for young writers. Emma attends the Bergen County Academy in Hackensack.
Proud to be at the senior end of the spectrum is Jewel Seehaus-Fisher, a founding member of The Theater Project’s Playwrights Workshop. Fisher of Highland Park, NJ, is a past winner of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship. In this year’s Kabaret, her ten-minute play DUDLEY AND THE DIVA’S DAUGHTER is a comic exploration of the local opera scene. It features Theater Project veterans Harry Patrick Christian (Montclair) and Angela Della Ventura (Mountainside; pictured above).
Other playwrights participating in this year’s Kabaret are Susan Barsky of Millburn, Charles Denk of Princeton, Luigi Januzzi of Hillsborough, Ed Lataro of Toms River, Mike McGoldrick of Jersey City, Joe Vitale of Denville and Mary Jane Walsh of Basking Ridge.
The Theater Project, an award-winning New Jersey theater company based in Maplewood and Cranford, is known for presenting outrageous comedy as well as drama with social commentary.