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OUR 2015 SEASON
Joanne Hoersch's "Jackson Is Gone" is about Natalie and Sam Grayson who are out for a quiet Sunday morning walk when they find themselves embroiled in an argument with a stranger who kidnaps their dog, Jackson. They report the incident to the police, and their case is assigned to a friendly but vaguely threatening sergeant who insinuates himself into the most hidden parts of their lives. The play examines the nature of irreparable loss, the consequences for our lives and the slow disappearance from the world of the ancient touchstones we have always relied on for comfort and sustenance.
Joanne Hoersch (Playwright) worked for over 20 years in the theatre, appearing off-off, Off and on Broadway, before finding an even deeper passion for writing fiction.
She graduated from Columbia University’s certificate program where she received a Woolrich scholarship and won the 1998 fiction award from their writing program. In 1998 she also received a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for her short story, “Josie Going Places.” and was a runner-up in the Heekin Foundation short fiction contest. She also received an MFA from the New School.
As a playwright, she was the recipient of a 2012 grant from the NJ State Council on the Arts for Jackson is Gone, which was also selected for a roundtable reading at the Lark Theatre, as well as being part of Hudson Theatre Works's PlayWorks Festival. She is the author of the play "Starring Elizabeth" which was give a reading at the Playwrights Theatre and the Lark Theater. She also wrote the one act Bunnies which was seen last year in the PlayWorks festival. She is currently working on a new play about the Romantic poet Percy Shelley.
Jackson Is Gone will be directed by the company's Artistic Director, Frank Licato, promises to be an outstanding and memorable night of theater.
PLENTY OF STREET PARKING AND AT THE PATHMARK LOT NEXT DOOR
IF YOU TAKE THE N.J. TRANSIT BOULEVARD EAST BUS OR THE BOULEVARD EAST MINIVAN ACROSS FROM PORT AUTHORITY ON 42ND STREET - MAKE SURE TO TELL THE DRIVER TO LET YOU OFF AT LIBERTY PLACE AND THEN WALK ONE BLOCK WEST TO THE WATER TOWER. IT'S ABOUT THE 3RD STOP OUT OF THE LINCOLN TUNNEL
Hudson Theatre Works is committed to an ensemble collaboration as well as artistic risk through its work with its permanent company, guest artists, partner institutions and the surrounding community. It will be dedicated to a rugged aesthetic and will seek to tell stories, both new and old, classic and contemporary, which reflect our lives, relationships and world today.
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This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State. A partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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