Mainstage

Mainstage

February 2 - March 5, 2017

A World Premiere by Obie Award-Winner Nikkole Salter, author of Carnaval and Lines in the Dust

Commissioned in partnership with the NJPAC Stage Exchange, a program of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center

When a Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape teen is caught vandalizing property in protest of the school's Indian mascot, her mother cuts a deal to help her atone with the school. But when their tribe's traditions clash with the championship bound high school football team's, the two worlds are left wondering how - or if - they can co-exist. Another story ripped from NJ headlines from the author of Lines in the Dust, Indian Head asks us to take a hard, honest look at how we appropriate culture and the ways in which we honor and exploit tradition.

Mainstage

April 13 - May 13, 2017

A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf

Paralyzed in the car accident that claimed her mother's life, 17-year-old Ellen is determined to experience all her teenage years have to offer. But when the past comes knocking on the door in the form of Ellen's brother, her small family's delicate balance is upended. In a home awash with anger, guilt, and Ellen's raging hormones, Tranquil is a raw exploration of one shattered family striving to be whole again.

Directed by Cheryl Katz

Talkback Schedule: April 16th, 23rd and 27th

Schedule subject to change.

Upcoming Calendar

Feb. 2 - Mar. 5

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Obie Award-Winner Nikkole Salter, author of Carnaval and Lines in the Dust

February 26, 7:00 pm

Jazz Series
North Meets South

Apr. 13 - May. 13

Mainstage
A World Premiere by Andrew Rosendorf

April 30, 7:00 pm

Jazz Series
Featuring the Music of Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder

May. 15 - May. 16

New Moon Reading Series