Friday, March 11, 2022

Meet the Playwright @ HUDSON THEATRE WORKS


Hudson Theatre Works



Readings of New Plays

Be a part of the process!


by Joanne Hoersch

Monday, March 14th, 7:30PM

The readings will be followed by talkbacks with the audience, which will aid in the play’s development.

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hudson theatre works |54 sterling avenue, weehawken, nj, 07086

In 1814, 17-year-old Mary Godwin runs off to post-Revolutionary France with Percy Shelley, one of the greatest of the Romantic poets, seeking adventure and enlightenment. What they find instead sparks her creative talents in a way she could never have imagined.


Kevin Cristaldi

Valerie Stack Dodge

Jeffrey Leshansky

Rachel Matusewiczi

Bess Miller

All audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination at the box office. 
Face masks required. 

Joanne Hoersch (Playwright) is the recipient of two grants from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The first, in 1998 was for fiction, the second in 2012 was for her first play, Jackson Is Gone, which was also selected for a round table reading at The Lark Theatre in NY and was produced in 2013 by Hudson Theatre Works. She received her BA in drama from Emerson College and studied fiction at Columbia University where she won a Woolrich fellowship in fiction as well as the university–wide short story contest. She was a national semi-finalist in the Heekin Foundation’s fiction contest.

Her latest play Bunnies, performed at Hudson Theatre Works in the fall, was based on her own life experience working as a Playboy Bunny in the 1970s. "Bunnies delivers a passionate night of theater, leavened with a few laughs but bristling with big ideas about sexism and ageism." —Jim Testa, NJ Arts.

It received a staged reading at Hudson Theatre Works' annual Playworks festival in 2016, and in March of 2019 it was selected for a staged reading at NJTC, under the auspices of the NJ Theatre Alliance and the NJ Women Playwrights Project to celebrate Women's Month. Her play Bird in a Box was streamed during the pandemic on Hudson Theatre Works' YouTube Channel. Most recently she wrote a romance novel, The Dream Room, under the pseudonym Charlotte Glass, which is available as an EBook on Amazon.

She studied fiction with Mark Richard, who co-produced and wrote The Good Lord Bird with Ethan Hawke. Her playwriting teacher, Julian Sheppard, was a Drama Desk nominee for his play Buicks.

Joanne is also an actress and producer. She co-founded the Bandit Company and had leading roles in Sam Shepard's Action, and Angel City, as well as John Pielmeier's Haunted Lives. In 1987, she appeared on Broadway in the original production of Larry Shue's The Nerd. Her most recent role was as Mrs. Voynitsky in Mike Puzzo’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya, produced by Hudson Theatre Works.

Joanne is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.

 This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2022 Stages Festival, 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; New Jersey Historical Commission.