Category Archives: Theater

Kianni Keys Wins Theater Project Competition

“The Greed Game,” a play by Kianni Keys ’19 won 1st Place in THE THEATER PROJECT 17th Annual Young Playwrights Competition and was honored at an awards ceremony on March 9, 2019 at the Cranford Community Center, where the play … Continue reading

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“The Laramie Project” Fall Drama

Over the past two months, the cast and crew of The Laramie Project, led by Newark Academy Theater Director Rachel Shapiro Cooper, have been hard at work bringing the story of Matthew Shepard to life. The following photographic series taken … Continue reading

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“Trust No One” by Gabrielle Poisson

“Trust No One,” a play by Gabrielle Poisson ’17, won the 34th NJ Playwrights Festival annual high school contest and was staged by professional actors during the Playwrights Festival at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. In preparation for … Continue reading

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WAM Montage

Newark Academy’s Writing, Art & Music blog, affectionately known as WAM, is a place for students, alumni, teachers, staff and visiting artists to share creative work  with the goal of supporting and encouraging artistic pursuits, large and small. We feature … Continue reading

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Kianni Keys Wins NJ Young Playwrights Competition

“Smile” by Kianni Keys ’19 was one of two plays by Newark Academy students to win the 34th NJ Playwrights Festival annual high school contest. The other winner, “Trust No One,” by Gabrielle Poisson ’17 will appear on WAM later this … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Poisson ’17 Wins National Playwrights Contest

“Doesn’t That Sound Lovely?” a play written by Gabrielle Poisson ’17 during Newark Academy’s 2016 24-hour Play Writing Festival, won the Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival and was professionally produced in the Stella Adler Theatre in Los Angeles in June … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Poisson ’17 Wins NJ Young Playwrights Contest

“Worn Thin,” a play by Gabrielle Poisson ’17, written for Newark Academy’s “Page to Stage” June Term class and revised in Creative Writing class, won the 32nd annual NJ Playwrights Theatre Contest and was performed by professional actors at the … Continue reading

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10-minute Play by Betsy Zaubler

The following play by Betsy Zaubler ’17 earned Honorable Mention in the 2016 Princeton University Lewis Arts Center National 10-minute Play Contest and won the 32nd annual NJ Playwrights Theatre Contest where it was performed by professional actors at the … Continue reading

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24-Hour Playwriting Festival

Friday, January 24, 2014 ~ Lautenberg Black Box Theatre.       “In Limbo” Writer: Hannah Zack. Actors: 14E – Emma Coffey; 15E – Parnika Sharma. Director: Jake Mundo “Seratonin Blues” Writer: Abe Ratner. Actors: Patient – Peter Torres; Therapist – Alex Tarowsky; … Continue reading

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