Jersey Voices

2011-2012 SEASON


Jersey Voices (2011)

Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995.

"I’m constantly amazed and excited by the creativity, the resilience, the persistence of the Playwrights of New Jersey whose plays we get to present every summer. Each year they write brand-new slices of life for our enlightenment and entertainment – they are the heart and soul of Jersey Voices," said Producer Bob Denmark.

Each of the following pieces will be performed each night of the festival:

  • DANCE OF THE AHTU by Desirée Caro and Anthony Rubolotta -A tribal dance piece set in a primitive wilderness that explores man's symbiotic relationship with nature and the struggle for survival. This production features Daniel Mages of South Amboy, Michael Montalbano of Astoria, NY, Jenna Cataldi of Wayne, Sarah Jes Austell of NYC, Melissa Kaban of Westfield, Megan Ferentinos of Cranford, Samuel Ryan Spare of Howell and James Lopez of Lake Hiawatha.  Directed & Choreographed by Desirée Caro of Montclair

  • COLD CALLING by Thomas Tunnington - A salesman extraordinaire meets his match in a curious little girl. This production features Robert Mackasek of Union. Directed by Joann Scanlon of Chatham

  • CANAAN WEDDING or The DISCIPLES GONE WILD by John Dowgin - How different would a Biblical story look like if it was written today? This production features Jim Clancy of Basking Ridge, Lou Savarese of Randolph, Will McHugh of Bedminster, Paul Bettys of Denville, Steve Gabe of Madison, Colleen Labella of Clark, Daniel Mages of South Amboy, Michael Montalbano of Astoria, NY, James Lopez of Lake Hiawatha and Stacey Simon of Berkeley Heights. Directed by Jon DeAngelis of Chatham

  • FORSAKING ALL OTHERS by G.A. Perrie - What happens when the family of the Bride and the family of the Groom meet? This production features Beth Gleason, Steve Lemenille, Jean Kuras of Glen Ridge, Lou Savarese of Randolph, Steve Lemenille of Clark and Diane Lotti of New Providence. Directed by Loretta Napolitano of Denville

  • WHATEVER AND DELICATELY by Pia Wilson -It's never wise to make snap judgments. This production features Bridget Burke Weiss of Boonton and Samantha Kaplan of Verona. Directed by Beth Amiano Gleason

  • Mr. X by Susan Barsky - Jim Clancy of Basking Ridge, David Hoffman of Summit and Nick Clarey of West Orange. Directed by Arnold Buchiane of Summit

The Cast

Role Actor
Gina Marie Beth Amiano Gleason

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Bob Denmark
Director Beth Amiano Gleason
Director Desiree Caro
Director Joann Lopresti Scanlon
Director Jon DeAngelis
Director Loretta Napolitano
Director Arnold Buchiane
Artistic Director Robert Lukasik

The Playbill (1)