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The Theater Project presents Kaleidoscope Kabaret, its annual
showcase of new work, Friday and Saturday, November 19 and 20 at 7:30 PM on
Zoom. Audiences are invited to see a variety of new work from authors whose
plays have been performed in Canada, Great Britain, New York and around the US.
This year’s event also includes four plays by high school playwrights, winners
of The Theater Project’s 2021 Young Playwrights Competition.
Each play will be prerecorded; a live playwrights forum will cap
each evening, where audiences can dialogue with playwrights Lynn Marie Macy of
Cranford, Joseph Vitale of Denville, and Mike Sockol of Holmdel, all published
and/or produced playwrights, members of The Theater Project’s Playwrights
Workshop. Joseph Vitale is a recent recipient of a fellowship from the New
Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Four student playwrights will also see their work showcased:
Brennan Columbia-Walsh of Montclair Kimberley Academy Upper School, Alejandro
Espinal of Academy for Performing Arts Scotch Plains, Ryan Rosenthal of
Cranford Senior High School, and Julian Martin of Scotch Plains Fanwood-High
“The Kabaret is nearly 20 years old—this is the second time it
has been presented online,” says Theater Project artistic director Mark Spina.
“We haven’t allowed our commitment to supporting new work to be interrupted. We
are proud to offer virtually all of our programs on virtual platforms.” The
company plans to resume face to face performances in 2022.