SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist, free, new play reading series on May 21 and May 28 at 7 p.m.
The new play reading series is a chance for the audience to participate in the development of new works, both to hear the play read by professional actors and also to discuss the project with the playwright, director and actors afterward.
The first reading, "parallel lives" by Adam Siegel, will take place May 21 at 7 p.m. In this play, high school senior Sam is grappling with not only the end of his childhood, but also with his sexual orientation. His two fathers, Ethan and Jason, are simultaneously discovering that their relationship is at a turning point as their children leave the nest.
"Then Let the Fish Go", by Nadine Bernard, will be read on May 28 at 7 p.m. The play tells the story of three seekers, all of whom become embroiled in pyramid schemes as they search for a better life. Bernard is a resident of Glen Ridge who has worked in New York, New Jersey and nationally as both an actor and a playwright. The reading will be directed by John Pietrowski and will feature Laura Ekstrand, Eli Ganias, Billie Holmes and Beth Painter.
The readings will take place at the Oakes Center, located at 120 Morris Avenue. Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary. The parking lot is accessible from Ashwood Avenue, behind the theatre. For information on any of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre's programs, please contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at the Oakes Center, at 908 / 514-9654, or online at DreamcatcherRep.org.