Jersey Voices

2023-2024 SEASON

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Jersey Voices 2023

Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday.
All tickets are $15.00.

  • FRI, JUL 28 - 8:00 pm
  • SAT, JUL 29 - 8:00 pm
  • FRI, AUG 4 - 8:00 pm
  • SAT, AUG 5 - 8:00 pm
  • SUN, AUG 6 - 7:00 pm

This year's Jersey Voices features 7 pieces by local New Jersey playwrights exploring themes of the relationships we have with our family, our past selves, reality, and the world around us. The evening is a great opportunity to see brand new stories brought to life by talented members of our NJ theater community.

We welcome you to join us as we explore the joys of live, original theater in The Chatham Playhouse, where Jersey Voices has provided a venue for New Jersey playwrights to showcase their work since 1995. There’s a risk in coming to see any author’s new work, whether you’ve heard of them before or not. It’s brave and courageous, and we’re grateful our audience trusts us enough to share the experience. Jersey Voices has presented the work of more than 90 authors in their 29 years.

Performance dates are July 28, 29, August 4, 5 at 8pm and August 6 at 7pm at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. All tickets are $15.

“Pigeon + Duck” by Amanda Sage Comerford, Directed by Jenna Burke: A proudly independent single mother (Wendy) debates if her own adult daughter (Jude) can hack it after finding a positive pregnancy test in the daughter’s trash bin.

“Snow Globe” by Blaire Deziel, Directed by Julia Frieri Cassisi: Henry and Susan, a brother and sister still living together in their childhood home, reflect on the importance of memory on a cold winter’s day.

“Three Items at a Time” by Scout Graham, Directed by Lionel Ruland, Assistant Directed by Rachel Gesner: A story of loving acceptance. A mother (Rita) and her daughter go shopping for Prom dresses with zero success because, we discover, Cory would prefer to wear a suit.

“Catch 23” by Gabrielle Wagner Mann, Directed by Aaron Kellner: Two strangers (John and Lu) become friends as they discuss the (possibly?) unreliable nature of reality.

“Water Bar” by Tracie E. Morrison, Directed by Joann Lopresti Scanlon, Assistant Directed by Eleanor Anderson: A spoof on high-end "restaurants" but this one just serves water! Filtered, Infused, Turkish, Chilean etc. You get the idea.

“The Dating Pool” by Arianna Rose, Directed by Sharon Garry: Is hindsight really 20/20? What if you could give your younger self relationship advice? In this surrealistic piece, an older woman dreams that she can do just that.

“Come Fly with Me” by Loretta Bolger Wish, Directed by Julie Anne Nolan: A man and woman (Ken and Julie) take turns panicking over a bumpy flight that rapidly escalates their relationship from seatmates to would-be paramours—until an even more unwelcome disturbance throws them completely off course.

The Cast

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Jessica Phelan
Director Julie Anne Nolan
Director Jenna Burke
Director Julia Frieri Cassisi
Director Lionel Ruland
Director Aaron Kellner
Director Joann Lopresti Scanlon
Director Sharon Garry
Assistant Director Shannon Campbell
Assistant Director Joshua Belmonte
Assistant Director Rachel Gesner
Assistant Director Eleanor Anderson
Stage Manager Ellie Leick
Lighting Design Ed Whitman
Sound Design Joe DeVico