NJPAC Stage Exchange: Silueta

NJPAC Stage Exchange: Silueta

Silueta, a new musical, is given a dramatic reading followed by a conversation with the audience, as part of the fifth season of NJPAC Stage Exchange, presented by NJPAC in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

The Stage Exchange supports fledgling works, from script to spotlight. Jersey-based dramatists are placed under the wing of professional theaters that guide the play from writing to a dramatic reading and public discussion, to full production.

Silueta is inspired by the life and work of Cuban-American performance artist Ana Mendieta, with music by Aleksandra Weil, lyrics by Eloise Govedare and book by Erlina Ortiz. When Xiomara arrives in NYC in January 2016, she is ready to start anew, just as she did as a teenager arriving from Cuba. Her roommate, Ishtar, is a Syrian-American performance artist with an eccentric personality and an array of interesting friends. The two struggle to find meaning, laughter and a home life amid rising, anti-immigrant sentiments brought by the 2016 presidential campaign.

Passage Theatre Company in Trenton is the partner theater for this new play.

This season’s Friday night Stage Exchange readings also include Mother of the Bride? by Marlena Lustik on May 3.

NJPAC Stage Exchange is presented in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.