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2022 Season in big letters on the left side and three lines that spell new plays, new season, new possibilities on the right

Three silhouetted heads of women with curly head and a yellow, textured background with the title MUD ROW. At the bottom right, a headshot fo Dominique, the playwright in a tiny circle

Play by Dominique Morisseau

Directed by Marshall Jones, III

July 14-31

Bauer Boucher Theatre Center

New Jersey Premiere

Two generations of sisters navigate class, race, love and family on “Mud Row,” an area in the East End of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Elsie hopes to move up in the world by marrying into “the talented tenth,” while her sister Frances joins the fight for Civil Rights. Decades later, estranged sisters Regine and Toshi are forced to reckon with their shared heritage and each other, when Regine inherits granny Elsie’s house.

Mud Row is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.



A red car on the right, with the words SCAB graffittied onto its door. On the bottom left, a headshot of Gino, the playwright

Play by Gino Diiorio

Directed by JOHN J. WOOTEN

 September 8-25

Bauer Boucher Theatre Center

2020/21 Play Festival Finalist
Gilda, a middle-aged woman, has to train Eduardo, a young Mexican man, how to be a shop foreman when her factory plant moves to Mexico. Over the course of a week, they discover that their assumptions regarding personal expectations and cultural differences are not always correct.



An abstract illustration of a guitar using three colors and the title of the play Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family on the right. At the bottom, a tiny circle with Tylie's headshot, the playwright

Play by Tylie Shider

Directed by Othell J. Miller

October 13-23

Liberty Hall Museum

2021/22 Liberty Live Commission Full Production

As tensions reach an all-time high between Newark residents and police, racial and civil unrest begins spilling into Plainfield, New Jersey in the “Long Hot Summer of 1967”. Clif and Peach moved their family to Plainfield for the promise of a better future, but as the riots begin, the family contemplates a return to the South.




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Friday, July 15 - Mud Row

Friday, Sept 9 - Scab

Friday, Oct 14 - Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family

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