NJPAC Stage Exchange Kickoff: The 2019 Commissions
  • Mar 8 , 2019
  • The Chase Room
  • FREE

  • Reservations

NJPAC Stage Exchange Kickoff: The 2019 Commissions

The NJPAC Stage Exchange kicks off its fifth season of innovative, new-play development with a free sneak preview of two exciting works.

NJPAC collaborates with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and a pair of New Jersey’s top professional theaters to commission and develops brand-new plays by Garden State playwrights. Join us for dramatic scene readings from each of these works, followed by a Q&A with cast members and creatives, on March 8.

The 2019 Stage Exchange selections are Mother of the Bride? by Marlena Lustik (Cape May Stage, partner theater) and, for the first time, a musical: Silueta, with music by Aleksandra Weil, lyrics by Eloise Govedare and book by Erlina Ortiz (Passage Theatre Company, Trenton, partner theater).

During the process, an additional reading will be held in NJPAC’s Chase Room for Silueta (April 5) and Mother of the Bride? (May 3), both followed by a conversation. Once each work reaches completion, a world premiere production will be presented by each dramatist’s partner theater.


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