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    Celebrate Women's Work at the Annual Thomas Barbour Playwrights Award


    The Barbour Award was created in 2007 to celebrate new work for the theatre. Each year, the Episcopal Actors Guild  (EAG) partners with a local theatre company or playwriting program to present staged readings of three new plays, with one writer being awarded a prize of $500.

    Past winners include Mark Karafin (Oberon), Bill Cosgriff (ARTC), Ian August (NJ Rep), Laura Eason and Lynn Rosen (Women’s Project), Dara O'Brien (Resonance Ensemble), Perry Guzzi (HB Studio) and Andrea J. Fulton (Theater for the New City).

    NPTC was "overwhelmingly" selected by this year's panel as the featured theatre company. Three of the completed, but unproduced, scripts from the Women's Work Full-length LAB will receive staged readings on three Wednesdays in March. All readings are at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:40pm. To support EAG's charitable program of providing a range of support to artists in need, donations are requested at the door.

    March 14

    THE ANDREW PLAY by Alexis Roblan, directed by Dara Malina

    Andrew dies, suddenly. His little sister, Lena, is lost. His older sister, Kate, is pissed. A play about siblings, loss, the confusing poetry of grief, and who owns your memory when you’re gone.

    March 21

    STRADDLING THE EDGE by Sandra Daly Sharif; directed by Mary Hodges

    Too many losses and not enough "hellos" launch Sophia on a kaleidoscopic dreamscape quest for her identity as wife, mother, and Caribbean daughter. Can she maintain her balancing act to find firm ground? Or will the search itself send her over the edge?

    March 28  


    Ingrid, her boyfriend, and her new roommate find a unique way to play house, upending our notions of relationship "norms" and the definition of family.


    More details to come!

    Learn the inspiring history of the EAG!