New Jersey Stage logo
New Jersey Stage Menu

The Theater Project's Summer Season Kicks Off With "Sunset Park" by Joseph Vitale

originally published: 05/30/2023

The Theater Project

(MAPLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Theater Project, a leading incubator for rising talent and a showcase for New Jersey artists, is returning to Maplewood’s Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road, for the second straight summer season. Award-winning writer Joseph Vitale’s Sunset Park — three intertwining stories that prove no matter how old you get, love, longing, jealousy, and hope remain constant—kicks off the Summer Season July 6-16. The play was also a finalist in the 2022 NY Theater Fall Festival.

Kaleidoscope Kabaret, songs and short plays from The Theater Project’s highly successful Playwrights Workshop and Young Playwrights Competition, is the second summer offering, July 28-30. Ken Davenport and Sarah Saltzberg’s Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage, described as ‘Dr. Ruth meets Emily Post,’ rounds out the summer performances, August 17-27.

Made possible by funds from the Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs, and the New Jersey Arts and Cultural Renewal Fund, show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8:00pm with a 2:00pm. Sunday matinee. Sunset and Miss Abigail will feature post-show ‘talkbacks’ each Friday night while Kabaret will have meet-and-greets after each performance.

The Theater Project

“Being back at the Burgdorff again is a thrill for our writers, performers and staff,” said The Theater Project’s Artistic Director Mark Spina. “Our following in this area—people who appreciate the type of new and thought-provoking plays we produce—is large and growing.”

The Theater Project, which received another prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant in 2021, has gained regional and national recognition for its ongoing projects including its annual Young Playwrights Competition, ARK (Actors Reading with Kids) program, the Think Fast short play competition—which attracted writers from throughout the county—and its The Theater Project Thinks About … podcasts.

Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info

As a means of celebrating its second consecutive summer in the intimate Burgdorff setting, The Theater Project—a 501(c)3 non-profit, professional theater producing off-Broadway quality shows for New Jersey audiences—is offering a multi-show FlexPass as well as discounted pricing for students and seniors.

Single ticket prices are $32 for general admission, $25 for seniors and students. Senior Sunday prices—the first Sunday of each play performance—are $20. FlexPasses are $75 for a three-play pass and $55 for a two-play pass.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the box office, 908-809-8865 



To narrow results by date, categories,
or region of New Jersey click here.


Sunday, July 21, 2024 @ 3:00pm
Algonquin Arts Theatre
60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ 08736
category: theatre

Click here for full description

The MAC Players at the Middletown Arts Center presents "Legally Blonde the Musical"

Sunday, July 21, 2024 @ 2:00pm
Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street, Middletown, NJ 07748
category: theatre

Click here for full description

Premiere Stages presents "Still" by Benjamin V. Marshall

Sunday, July 21, 2024 @ 3:00pm
Premiere Stages - Bauer Boucher Theatre Center
1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
category: theatre

Click here for full description

Click here for more events

Listings are available for $10 and included with our banner ad packages.

Click here for more info.

Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info



(ORADELL, NJ) -- Bergen County Players (BCP) is pleased to Bring on the Monsters! at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell with open auditions for The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (Theatre for Young Audiences Edition) on August 1st, 3rd, 6th and 8th, 2024. There are numerous opportunities for actors to shine in multiple roles in this 75-minute family-friendly rock musical.

'Still' at Premiere Stages – a Powerful, Well Crafted Play

Jersey Arts TV: Million Dollar Quartet Rocks the Bell Theater

Click here for more event previews

New Jersey Stage

© 2024 by Wine Time Media, LLC
PO Box 811, Belmar, NJ 07719

Nobody covers the Arts
throughout the Garden State
like New Jersey Stage!

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms. If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads, and on our RSS feed

Art | Comedy | Dance | Film | Music | Theatre | Ad Rates | About Us | Pitch a Story | Links | Radio Shows | Privacy Policy