Saturday, June 6, 2020

This Sunday: “The Normal Heart” Zoom Play Reading + Other Announcements from Chatham Community Players

The Chatham Community Players

Sundays @ 7 presents

The Normal Heart play reading via Zoom

WHEN: One Night ONLY – Sunday, June 7, 2020, at 7:00
streaming LIVE via Zoom Webinar

The Chatham Community Players is both proud and honored to celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Normal Heart as a part of their successful play reading series, “Sundays at 7.”

We ask that you register in advance, so you will have everything you need to enjoy this special performances in the comfort of your own home.

Click here to Register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  For more information about this drama, including the cast, please visit our website at The Normal Heart Zoom Reading

Virtual courses for aspiring actors and theater buffs of all ages in Summer 2020!

Offerings Include:

  • Imagination Players (ages 10 to 12)
  • Monologue Mania (ages 10 to 14)
  • Monologue Intensive (ages 15 to 20)
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Shakespeare Online Discussion Group
  • Musical Theater Online Discussion Group

Click here for DETAILED COURSE LISTINGS located at

About Susie Speidel

Susan Speidel has worked in both community and professional New Jersey theater as an educator, director, producer, actor, and singer.  While serving as Director of Education at Paper Mill Playhouse, she oversaw the operations of the Theater School and created the Rising Star Awards, the Summer Musical Theatre Training program, and the Adopt-A-School Project, which was cited for excellence by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  Graduates of those programs have gone on to appear at theatres throughout New Jersey, as well as on Broadway and in film. 


Theater Creations 2020

Calling all 7- to 11-year-olds who love performing!

Come and be part of The Chatham Community Players Theater Creations.

WHEN: Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 am to 12 noon.

Young actors will learn the fundamentals of acting onstage while using their imaginations and artistic creativity to develop their very own play!  Through various games and exercises, kids will also learn about different theatrical elements and how they are used to shape a performance.

An original script will be created using the kids' chosen storyline and characters. 

This work will be rehearsed and ultimately presented on the Chatham Playhouse stage in a full performance with no scripts in hand for family and friends.

TUITION: The two-week camp is only $325 per person. Price includes a copy of the final show and a Theater Creations T-shirt. 

More information about the creative director, refunds and health and safety is available on our website.


Jersey Voices 2020

26th Annual JERSEY VOICES One-Act Festival Lineup

We are excited to announce the lineup for this year’s "Jersey Voices", our 26th Annual, featuring 6 plays:

“A Man Walks Into a Bar” by Nathan Christopher
Directed by Kevern Cameron

“Date With Death” by Steven Hayet
Directed by Lynn Polan

“Free Range Cows” by Lynn A. Langone
Directed by Joann Lopresti Scanlon

“Never Will I Ever” by K.F. Lerner
Directed by Elissa Strell

“Onward” by Lauri MacMillan
Directed by Wendy Schibener

“Amnesty Week” by Loretta Bolger Wish
Directed by Christopher C. Gibbs

We know our whole world, including theater, currently looks a little different than years past. Now, with so much uncertainty and stress in our lives, we are striving to give artists the space to create and audiences the space to escape, in whatever capacity we are able to. We are grateful to our directors above who continue to work on creative solutions in hopes of bringing Jersey Voices to life this year. For so many, including myself, Jersey Voices is a bright spot in the theatrical year and we are confident it will continue to be so in the years to come.

As things are ever changing, please continue checking our website,, and our Facebook page for updates on this year’s production as we have them.

Calling All Volunteers!

The Chatham Players is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization. Our trustees, council, actors, designers, technicians, and others all contribute their time and energy to help produce valuable and exceptional theater for the community. The Chatham Players offers a great environment to meet artistic people, practice your craft, and help create some of the most exceptional community theater in New Jersey!

For contact information, visit our Volunteer page!