Project | 01
Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Directing for the Old Library Theater
Their steel mill is making some changes and the blood, sweat, and tears, not to mention the generations of loyalty these middle class, unionized steelworkers have shown, don’t seem to amount to much. When rumors start flying that the company is considering layoffs, and flyers are hung to recruit non-union workers for less money, the war between community and capitalism begins, and tensions start destroying not only jobs but also relationships.
Project | 02
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakspeare
The timeless tale told in a modern, accessible way in the beautiful Rutgers garden. The romantic, tragic story of star-crossed lovers is not only thrilling, but enhanced by the setting sun. Photography by Justin Jajalla.
Project | 03
Kill Floor by Abe Koogler
Andy just been released from prison after serving five years for a drug offense. She has been putting her life back together and repairing her relationship with her son. The only job she can find is at the cattle facility on the kill floor, where the cows are slaughtered and skinned, but she’s desperate enough to take it. Cast: Thirsa van Til, Dan Johnson, Joey Palazzo, Christopher Robinson, and Judy Wilson.
Project | 04
Tornado by Chris Cragin Day
Tornado is a new play about three women in the aftermath of a devastating tornado in Oklahoma. Jade, a student at Oklahoma Baptist University, and Becca, a corporate lawyer in New York City, have come to volunteer in the clean-up efforts, and to help local resident Tanya pick up the pieces of her life. But when a Chic-fil-A truck arrives to offer free lunch, their vastly divergent cultural perspectives clash head-on, and they must struggle to set aside their differences in an ever-changing landscape of chaos. Cast: Judy Wilson, Tasha Williams, and Caitlin Coats. Photography by Tyler Tooker.
Project | 05
Helen by Euripides
The classic tale of Helen of Troy, lost in Egypt, and her daring escape with her husband Menelaus. Performed by Montclair State undergraduates in the university's amphitheater. Photography by Joanna Madloch.
Project | 07
Oakwood Lives by Eight North Carolina Playwrights
Honoring eight protesters and activists buried in Historic Oakwood Cemetery, each having his or her story retold in a one-act play. For a list of playwrights and actors, see the program.
Project | 08
Trojan Women by Euripides
The dramatic staged reading of Trojan Women (in Richmond Lattimore’s translation, used courtesy of Chicago University Press) at the Montclair Public Library, in response to the refugee crisis.
photography by Joanna Madloch.
Project | 09
Chrismas Mordecai by Ian Finley and Jonathan Fitts
The Christmas candlelight tour about the historic Mordecai family that shaped Raleigh, North Carolina, is cozy and educational for both parents and kids.