The Theater Project, Union County College's Professional Theater Company, will perform a showcase of original one-act plays  by local playwrights from The Theater Project’s Writers’ Workshop one weekend only on November 11-12 at the Arts Incubator in West Orange.

This year’s Kabaret also includes the first prize-winner of The Theater Project’s annual Young Playwrights Competition. Inclusion of “The Tangerine Dress” by Janine Puhak of Cranford forwards The Theater Project’s mission to develop the next generation of theatergoers and practitioners. Janine Puhak attends Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung.

The seven adult authors come from all over the state: “Feet First” by Joe Vitale (Denville), “Coda” by Rachel Rubin Ladutke (Nutley), “Thought Police” by Ed Lataro (Toms River) “Til She Drops” by Shane Mullery (Princeton), “Love on Route 27” by Jewel Seehaus-Fisher (Highland Park), “Under the Elephant” by Ed Shakespeare (Lavalette), and “Recycling Day” by Pete Ernst (Palisades Park). All the authors are members of The Theater Project’s Playwrights Workshop, which also presents script-in-hand performances of original full-length plays.

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Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 8pm, with an additional Saturday matinee performance at 3pm. All performances will take place at the New Jersey Arts Incubator in the rear of the Essex Green Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue just off I-280 in West Orange, NJ. Tickets are $20 and student discounted tickets are $10.

Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, contact The Theater Project at (908) 809-8865 or by email at The New Jersey Arts Incubator is in the rear of the Essex Green Shopping Center next to the cinemas and behind Panera Bread, 495 Prospect Avenue in West Orange. Additional information is available at or