NJPAC Stage Exchange: A new play by Tanya Saracho
A new work by playwright Tanya Saracho will be given a dramatic reading as part of the fourth season of NJPAC Stage Exchange, presented by NJPAC in collaboration with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at NJPAC Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. Following readings and Q&As at NJPAC related to each Stage Exchange work, a world premiere production will be staged by each dramatist’s partner theater.
Mexican-American playwright Tanya Saracho’s yet-to-be-titled play concerns a Central American immigrant boy struggling to assimilate on the Jersey Shore. A few years ago, John Dias, artistic director at Two River Theater in Red Bank, invited Saracho to come to Red Bank for a 15-month residency. During her stay, the playwright interviewed immigrants from the local community and decided that she would dramatize the story of one young boy who crossed the border with his family.
This season’s Friday night Stage Exchange readings also include:
March 2: Darrah Cloud and Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown
April 20: Stephen Fredericks and Netcong’s Growing Stage: The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey