Project | 01
Good night Desdemona (Good morning Juliet )
by Ann-Marie Macdonald
Directed for College Of New Jersey ACT
Constance Ledbelly, a drab and dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for Othello and Romeo and Juliet and is transported into the plays themselves. She visits Juliet and Desdemona, has a hand in saving them, and finds out what these women are about. In true Shakespearean spirit, Constance plunders the plays and creates something new, all the while engaging in a personal voyage of self-discovery. With an abundance of twists, fights, dances, seductions, and wild surprises, the play is an absolute joy of theatricality.
Project | 02
Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Directed 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 | 03
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.