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Interactive Theatre: Dreamcatcher Presents 'Meet the Artist' New Play Readings May 18, 25

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The free, new play reading series will take place May 18 and 25. Credits: dreamcatcherrep.org
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SUMMIT, NJ - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre will host its annual 'Meet the Artist' new play reading series on consecutive Wednesdays, May 18 and May 25, beginning each evening at 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend the 'Meet the Artist' events, and no reservations are necessary.

Held at the Oakes Center, the new play reading series is a chance for audiences 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.

Feedback from these evenings helps the playwrights to further refine their scripts, and also gives them a first-hand experience of how the audience will respond to the finished work. These evenings provide a fun and lively way to interact with the creative process, and to receive a preview of plays that may be performed on Dreamcatcher’s mainstage in the future.

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May 18 - We Will Not Be Silent

David Meyers tells the true story of Sophie Scholl, a German college student who led the only major act of civil disobedience during the Second World War. The play is not about the Holocaust, but examines the role ordinary Germans played in the rise of Hitler, and also the moral strength and clarity that led a group of German students to give their lives for a righteous, but hopeless, cause. The reading will feature Gary Glor, Julian Gordon and Stephanie Windland and will be directed by Laura Ekstrand, Dreamcatcher’s Artistic Director.

May 25 - String Around My Finger

Brenda Withers' quiet comedy about a young couple in the aftermath of a miscarriage. While Emma is still in the hospital, she and Kip try, with the help or interference of his sister, a physician’s assistant and an insightful older patient, to piece together what their relationship has been and what it still might become. Performing in the reading, directed by Laura Ekstrand, will be Noreen Farley, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Jessica O’Hara Baker, Janet Sales and Jason Szamreta.

The Oakes Center is located at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit. The parking lot is accessible from Ashwood Avenue, behind the theatre.
 
For further information, contact Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre at 908-514-9654 or visit DreamcatcherRep.org.

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