Speranza Theatre Company presents FOODIES
January 16 @ 7:30 pm - January 19 @ 9:00 pm
Join Speranza Theatre Company this January 16th through 19th from 7:30 – 9:00 pm for FOODIES! Presented by Speranza Theatre Company, hosted by Square 1 Community Eatery, FOODIES is an evening of short plays and monologues tackling one of our favorite subjects – food! Regardless of your relationship with food, there is no denying its powerful ability to connect and divide us, to bring us joy and sometimes pain. Join us as we chew on the many ways food impacts our lives.
DATES: Wednesday – Saturday, January 16-19 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Square 1 Community Eatery 283 St Pauls Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
All shows begin at 7:30pm
All performances are at Square 1 Community Eatery (283 St Pauls Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306)
Click here to learn more about the show and to reserve your ticket. Included with this ticket is a light tasting menu created by the talented team at Square 1, under the direction of chef Mory Thomas. Seating is limited.
FOODIES is a 90-minute show, recommended for ages 13+. Listening devices available, please call or email in advance to reserve: SperanzaTheatre@gmail.com (201) 503-6194.
Sponsored by Ignyte Physical Therapy
Cast: Todd Woodard*, Dan Vidor, Alicia Rivas, Hank Morris, Laura Gourdine, and Christie Brady. Stage Manager: Jackie Mariani*. Marketing Director: Crystal Davis. *denotes member of Actors Equity Association.
Writers: Diana Basmajian with additional material from Caroline Choe, Jennie Contuzzi, Megan Hart, Caren Skibell, and Sarah Vander Schaff.
Diana Basmajian, FOODIES Director and Lead Writer
Ms. Basmajian directed and/or developed shows with Tony Award winners Shuler Hensley, Lea Salonga, Sheldon Harnick, Jonathan Tunick, and Austin Pendleton; Tony-nominee Kate Baldwin, and Emmy-winners Paul Miller and Eileen Fulton, among others. She is currently the Executive Producer and Artistic Director for Playbill Theater Network and led Stage17’s groundbreaking TV productions as VP of Programming and Supervising Producer. Ms. Basmajian produced and directed the capture of Arena Stage’s The Originalist airing on the PBS station WNET. A graduate of Northwestern University with an MFA in directing from The New School for Drama.
Jennie Contuzzi, FOODIES Writer and Associate Artistic Director of Speranza
Ms. Contuzzi is a graduate of The New School for Drama’s MFA playwriting division and a member of the New Perspectives Theatre Company’s Women’s Work Playwriting Lab. She has enjoyed productions of her original plays in both New York City and regionally-most recently History Alive!, Unveiling Liberty, Millicent the Magnificent, and Women Rising: Stories of Hope with Speranza.
Heather Wahl, FOODIES Executive Producer and Artistic Director of Speranza
Ms. Wahl is the Founding Artistic Director of Speranza and holds an MFA in Acting, New School for Drama. Producer: History Alive; Women Rising; Vagina Monologues; Janey Miller’s World Tour; A Piece of My Heart; Millicent The Magnificent.
Sponsored by Ignyte Physical Therapy. This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.