Monday, June 1, 2020

Hudson Theatre Works presents Virtual Festival of New Plays

New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s The Stages Festival Online presents

NJTA Member Theatre's Event/Virtual Festival

WHEN: Starting June 3rd
Hudson Theatre Works’ YouTube Channel (click here)

New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works’ Virtual Festival. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival.

There is nothing more important to the long-term vitality of American theatre as an art form than the nurturing of new voices. This virtual festival is a way to engage audiences in work by our in house company, the Forge. The Virtual Festival will present readings of new short plays by contemporary, often local playwrights, giving them and the actors involved, an opportunity to share their work in these extraordinary times.

Some of the work that is included is, part of a new musical by Joanne Hoersch and Donald Stark, monologues by Lia Romeo, Luigi Jannuzzi, and Karl Greenberg. Performed by Debbie Bernstein, Kelly McAndrews, Cassandra Giovine, Vincent Sagona, Kevin Cristaldi, Frank Licato and Sue-Ellen Mandell to name a few. The event is produced by Adrian Wattenmaker.

For more information go to or write to us at Hudson Theatre Works is located at 80 Hauxhurst Avenue in Weehawken, N.J.. To see a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival Online please visit

“The Alliance is grateful that Hudson Theatre Works is participating in the 2020 Stages Festival,” said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance. “For more than 20 years, Stages has provided theatrical experiences for thousands of residents across New Jersey. These efforts would not be possible without the wonderful help of partners such as Hudson Theatre Works.

The New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2020 Stages Festival is made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust; New Jersey Historical Commission; and Fund for the New Jersey Blind. A full calendar of events is available at

Hudson Theatre Works is committed to low ticket prices, so everyone can enjoy live theatre. It celebrates ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community. It is dedicated to a rugged aesthetic which seeks to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, that reflect our lives, relationships and the world today. Hudson Theatre Works' primary focus is on bringing a living theatre community to Hudson County, and the wider metropolitan area through performance, affordable pricing, outreach and theatre arts instruction. Hudson Theatre works is a professional Equity company and a proud member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Hudson Theatre Works is supported in part through gifts from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, UBS Financial and the City and Mayor of Weehawken, New Jersey.

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.