Plays in Process is designed to aid student playwrights in the development of new work. Playwrights are given the opportunity to explore how their plays function on stage, while at the same time gaining insight into the production process. Each reading is followed by a discussion, during which the audience is invited to offer comments and constructive criticism to the playwright. Plays in Process is presented by the Drew Theatre Arts Department.

Readings take place every Wednesday at 6:30 pm (when there is no DUDS production opening) 9/23; 10/07; 10/14; 10/21; 11/04; 11/11; 12/02, in the Directing Lab, Dorothy Young Arts Center. Admission is Free! All are Welcome!

Mainstage Productions

  • All evening performances are at 7:30, except where noted with an additional 2:00 matinee on Saturdays.
 

Fall 2015

September 16 – 19

Matterhorn by Rich Orloff, Directed by Michal Kortsarts (CLA ’17)
& Sure Thing by David Ives, Directed by Erin Vermeal (CLA ’16)
Directing Lab

September 29 and 30; October 2 and 3 (Sept. 30 @ 8PM; no show October 1; matinee only October 3rd)

Jaybird
A new play by Emma Levin (CLA ’16)
Directed by Emma Osmundson (CLA ’16)
The Thomas H. Kean Theatre

October 3 @ 7:30

Urban Renewal
A dance work conceived, directed and performed by Kyle DeCamp (Mellon Foundation Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence)
Directing Lab

October 28 – 31

King Hedley II
By August Wilson
Directed by Rodney Gilbert (CLA Faculty)
The Thomas H. Kean Theatre

November 18 – 21 (matinee only on Saturday 21st, no evening performance)

Fall Dance Show
Directed by Kimani Fowlin (CLA Faculty); Choreography TBD
The Thomas H. Kean Theatre

December 1 & 4 @ 7:30

Director’s Workshops
Directing Lab

December 7 @ 6:30

255 MarathonSelected Shorts
Directing Lab

Spring 2016

January 23 @ 6:30

The 24 Hour Play Blitz
Directing Lab

January 28 – February 14 @ 8; Thursdays @ 7:30; Sundays @ 2

Department of Theatre and Dance in collaboration with the Bickford Theatre
The Runner Stumbles
By Milan Stitt
Directed by Eric Hafen
The Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, Morristown

February 10 – 13

The Corporate Ladder, by Lisa Soland, Directed by Michelle Taliento (CLA ’16)
& The Lesson, by Eugene Ionesco, Directed by Shafer Ward (CLA ’16)
The Directing Lab

February 24 – 27

Top Girls
Directed by Jamie Richards (CLA Faculty)
By Caryl Churchill
The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

February 29 & March 3 @ 7:30

Director’s Workshops
Directing Lab

April 6 – 9

Department of Theatre and Dance Spring Capstone Production
A new play by Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by Rodney Gilbert (CLA Faculty)
Directing Lab

April 20 – 23 (matinee only on Saturday 23rd, no evening performance)

Spring Dance Show
Directed by Kimani Fowlin (CLA Faculty)
The Thomas H. Kean Theatre

May 2 @ 6:30

255 MarathonSelected Shorts
Directing Lab