JCTC New Play Festival: Return to Love
Presented by Jersey City Theater Center

JCTC New Play Festival: Return to Love

Merseles Studios
All Ages
JCTC New Play Festival: Return to Love, 2nd edition – A Zoom Edition, May 2020

Curated by Catalina Florina Florescu, Organized by Jersey City Theater Center & Olga Levina, Artistic Director

Readings followed by Q & A


This One or That? by Geoff Hargreaves (USA-Mexico), Director TBA

This One or That? “In order to save the family fortune the nerdy son must marry one of two willing women. He would prefer to marry his computer, but his father insists that he choose one of the real-life women. But which?” (Geoff Hargreaves)

Rewrite by Sheila Cowley (USA), Director TBA

“In Rewrite, a screenwriter has spent her career killing the same actor over and over. Now that actor is asking her to rewrite his wife's very recent - and very real - death. This comedy comes from witnessing my mother's painful death and watching my father completely rewrite it into a peaceful and beautiful moment.” (Sheila Cowley)

War Dog by James McLindon

“In War Dog, an ex-military dog stops by a bar off base to have a beer, to confront what he did during the war … and to ponder who is to blame. War Dog is a somewhat absurdist consideration of the cost of war and the long road home.” (James McLindon)

This event will be held online on Zoom. Those who RSVP here will receive a meeting ID and password to join this event in real time.

The festival runs on consecutive Wednesdays (5/13. 5/20, 5/27) through May and is free of charge.

Venue Information:
Merseles Studios
339 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302