The goal of the Villagers New Playwrights Series is to provide playwrights with an opportunity to glimpse the performance potential of their works in progress. Additional goals are to provide alternative performance opportunities for our local actors and directors and to expose our local audiences to new works. All submissions are considered for their potential to fulfill these goals. Due to the fact that Villagers programs are supported, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts/ Department of State (a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program), preference is given to New Jersey resident playwrights.
Monday, March 13
By Mark Langston
A simple yet powerful story of a waitress in a small town diner and a man in turmoil over a recent loss. The conversation develops into a poignant and profound exploration of the meaning of love.
Monday, April 24
What Happens In Iowa
By Joe Starzyk
A pair of empty nesters whose marriage is in a rut take up a new hobby to spice things up then their children unexpectedly return.
Monday, May 15
Welcome To The Family
By Giffy Giffoniello
A man from an extremely abnormal family brings home his very traditional boyfriend and tries to reconcile the two worlds.
Monday, June 19
The Real Lives of Imaginary People
By Luigi Jannuzzi
A car navigator that comes to life, caveman dating service, and fairytale characters in unusual situations all set in Imaginary Place in this comedic collection of one-acts and monologues.