BIRD IN A BOX
BY JOANNE HOERSCH
Part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages On Line Festival
Donations will go to the Weehawken Emergency Services Volunteers.
Two sisters, two very different memories of their shared childhood. With Joanne Hoersch, Gloria Lamoureux, directed by Frank Licato, produced by Adrian Wattenmaker with music by Donald Stark and Zachary Licato.
To see a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival Online please visit www.njtheatrealliance.org/stages.
MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT: Joanne Hoersch received her BA in drama from Emerson College. She studied fiction at Columbia University, where she was the recipient of a Woolrich Fellowship for creative writing, and completed her MFA at The New School.
In 1998, she received a grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts, for fiction writing.
Her first full length play, Jackson Is Gone, was produced by Hudson Theatre Works, and for it she received her second grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts in 2012 for playwriting.
In 2012, and 2013, Jackson is Gone and Shelley, her play based on the lives of Mary and Percy Shelley, were given roundtable readings at The Lark Theatre
She was a semi-finalist for the Heekin Foundation's national fiction competition.
Joanne is a member of the NJ Women Playwrights Program. Through their sponsorship, she received a staged reading at Jersey City Theatre Center of her play Bunnies, which is based on her real-life experiences working as a Playboy Bunny in the 1970s, and was produced in celebration of Women's Month in March, 2019. It is due to receive a full production at Hudson Theatre Works, hopefully, in the fall.I t is due to receive a full production at Hudson Theatre Works, hopefully, in the fall.
Founded in 1981, New Jersey Theatre Alliance was the first statewide service 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.
Funding for the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization, is provided in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, and contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations including the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Bank of America, The Shubert Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Investors Bank, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, Kessler Foundation, The F.M. Kirby Foundation, E.J. Grassmann Trust, The Union Foundation, and The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
She teaches playwrighting on line & can be reached email@example.com