Thursday, March 3, 2022

New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s The Stages Festival presents Hudson Theatre Works’ PlayWorks Festival Readings of New Plays


New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s

The Stages Festival


Hudson Theatre Works’

PlayWorks Festival

Readings of New Plays


by Joanne Hoersch

on March 14


by Robert Clem

March 21st

both at @7:30pm

at the Theatre at the Wilson School

80 Hauxhurst Avenue

Weehawken, NJ  07086

Readings are free

(With a $10 suggested donation)

Be a part of the process of audience talk backs with playwright.

PlayWorks has led to numerous productions around the U.S. and Europe

and at Hudson Theatre Works.


Shelley, by Weehawken playwright Joanne Hoersch, is set in 1814. Seventeen-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.

Fever by Robert Clem adapts Crime and Punishment and sets the action in New York Citys East Village in 1969.  Fyodor Dostoyevskys early radicalism and death sentence, commuted at the last minute, inspired his Notes from the Underground as well as the later novel in which a young man commits murder and gets away with it, but is unable to hide his guilt.

Descriptions can be found at and at   Reservations recommended.

The Stages Festival offers over 70 in-person and online performances, workshops, classes, and events at theatres, libraries, and other community venues throughout the state. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible, and fun.

For more information, or to make a reservation, go to Hudson Theatre Works is located at 80 Hauxhurst Avenue, Weehawken, NJ. To see a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival please visit

“The Alliance is grateful that Hudson Theatre Works is participating in the 2022 Stages Festival,” said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance. “For 25 years, The Stages Festival has provided theatrical experiences for more than 200,000 residents across New Jersey. We are thrilled that we can bring communities together through the power of theatre “.

The New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2022 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; New Jersey Historical Commission. 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.

Our season is supported by New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Actor’s Equity, UBS Financial, Univest Foundation, Walmart, Princeton Area Community Foundation, New Jersey Arts and Culture Relief Fund, New Jersey Economic Development Agency, US Small Business Administration Shuttered Venue Operators Grant, Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and Mayor Richard Turner and the City of Weehawken.