Friday, December 14, 2018

CAREGIVERS’ STORIES SOUGHT FOR THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE

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Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers Stories

DEADLINE: For program guidelines and to submit your piece by January 15, 2019, visit: bit.ly/HealingVoices2019 or call the Alliance at 973.731.6582 ext. 14.

The completed monologues will then be read by professional actors on March 26, 27 and April 12 at one of the theatres. (Top: Actors from Premiere Stages at Kean University and Writers Theatre of New Jersey perform a public staged reading as part of the Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers Stories program)

For the fourth consecutive year, New Jersey Theatre Alliance (“the Alliance”) is inviting professional and family caregivers to submit their personal stories for a theatrical production as part of the Healing Voices OnStage: Caregivers Stories program.

“We have found that this program is a wonderful healing opportunity for individuals to freely express their feelings about their caregiving experience in an artistic manner,” said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance.

Produced in partnership with Writers Theatre of New Jersey (Madison), Premiere Stages at Kean University (Union), The Growing Stage: The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey (Netcong), and George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick), Caregivers Stories will culminate with three professional presentations of selected works woven together as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, an annual event that offers dozens of free and low-cost theatre events in various venues across the state.

Creative prose, poetry, and theatrical monologues are welcome and should reflect the theme of caregiving or the personal healing experience. All four theatres will conduct workshops to assist those writers selected, in the development of their pieces.

The Healing Voices program is made possible through a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For information on Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, please visit www.midatlanticarts.org . Additional support has been provided by Atlantic Health System.

About New Jersey Theatre Alliance

Founded in 1981, New Jersey Theatre Alliance is the first statewide organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is a leader in developing model programs that unite, promote, strengthen, and cultivate professional theatre in New Jersey for its 33 member theatres. The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funding from Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The F.M. Kirby Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust Foundation, and New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Additional support for New Jersey Theatre Alliance is provided by individuals, corporations, and foundations including The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and The Shubert Foundation.

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation was established in 1979 to promote and support multi-state arts programming in a region that includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. Over the last 35 years, the Foundation has expanded its reach to include national and international initiatives. The Foundation’s work is focused on performing arts touring, jazz, independent film, support for individual artists, and international cultural exchange.