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#RIFT: A Play In Three Parts

By Gabriel Jason Dean 
Directed by Ari Laura Kreith

Two real-life brothers — one a convicted murderer, the other a playwright; a member of the alt-right versus an A.O.C.-type progressive. Who are we and who do we want to be? How do we take responsibility for our American history? 

PART 1 - Starts 1/17

PART 2 - Starts 4/21

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#RIFT

"This event is offered in connection with The National Day of Racial Healing and is supported by the Creating Change Network in partnership with the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center at Rutgers University - Newark. The activities of the Creating Change Network are made possible by the Grunin Foundation" Read More

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PART 1: 
 

Sign up to begin anytime during the week of January 17

Cost of ticket: Free

PART 2: 
 

The Live Culmination

Join us in person at Luna Stage

April 21 - May 15

PART 3: 
 

Become Part Of The Story

Interact with the creative team, explore challenges in your own life,

and become part of the story.

TBD

This project is supported in part by Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation's Plays for Now initiative, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's STAGES Festival.
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ROLEPLAY IN ACTION:
RPG and Improv

A grand adventure combining roleplaying games and improvisation!

Middle School and High School

In-Person or Virtual

Pay-What-You-Wish

Explore a fantasy world, complete with epic quests, mysteries, and monsters aplenty. Grow your improv skills as you develop a character and learn to create scenes with just some dice and your imagination.

Sessions begin on January 20

Upcoming Readings

1.

Losing My Religion

By Laura Ekstrand 

In this highly personal solo play, a woman takes us from her childhood as an observant Catholic to the present day, when she is...not. By tracing her relationship with her father and the rest of her family, she reaches a better understanding of how she got from there to here, and what might fill the empty space that's left after her religion falls away.

March 3

2.

Torn Asunder

By Nikkole Salter

Prince George's County, MD, 1860. Hannah, a relatively contented enslaved woman, has her world rocked when her master dies and she, for the first time, is separated from her family, new husband, and baby. But, just as she begins to lose all hope to ever see her husband and child again, the succeded south falls to the Union, the enslaved are freed with the 13th Amendment, and Hannah has the opportunity to put her family back together...if she can find them. TORN ASUNDER dramatizes true stories of newly emancipated African Americans trying to overcome the ever-present vestiges of institutional slavery to reconnect with their families. Based on the research of Prof. Heather Andrea Williams.

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March 11 & 12

3.

Two Elizas

By Jenny Mercein

Two Elizas, a new solo show by Jenny Mercein, explores women's rights, motherhood, and loss. The piece juxtaposes the true story of her ancestor Eliza Mercein Barry's 1847 U.S. Supreme Court case Barry v Mercein regarding the custody of her Barry's daughter with Mercein's own complicated journey to motherhood. TWO ELIZAS candidly explores the taboo topics of mental illness and miscarriage, aiming to spark conversation around women's rights, intergenerational trauma, and loss. Though separated by over 150 years, both women experience the pressure on women to marry, the pain of losing a child, and the resilience required of and inspired by motherhood. 

April 1, 2, & 3

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Our Commitment to COVID-19 Safety

  • We proudly stand with professional theaters across our region in requiring proof of vaccination (or negative PCR test) for all audience members age 12+, staff, crew, and artists.

  • Masks are required for all audience members, students, teachers and staff

  • We have installed MERV 11 filters in our HVAC system as well as MERV 18 air purifier units in our classrooms, rehearsal studios, and performance spaces. 

  • Sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the theatre

Read more about our COVID Safety Policy HERE, and feel free to contact us with any questions at info@lunastageorg