Madison Community Arts Center (Rose Hall)07940, NJ, United States

New Jersey Women Playwrights Program | Something Blue by Nicole Pandolfo

By Madison Arts and Culture Alliance (other events)

Friday, October 18 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM EDT

Something Blue explores female gender roles via the wedding industrial complex and investigates the unique societal expectations and pressures of marriage and singledom on the modern American women. Intercut with pivotal moments from their past, this dark comedy examines the complexity of female friendship through the lens of two best friends, Chloe, a bride, and Gia, a bridesmaid, on Chloe's wedding day.

The evening includes a post-reading conversation with the author.

Directed by John Pietrowski

Thanks to a generous grant from the Smart Foundation, the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance, in partnership with MCAC, is presenting concert readings of seven new works by women playwrights from New Jersey. 

Nicole received a 2023 Finalist award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She was recently selected for a commission with the Writers Theatre of NJ as part of their New Jersey Women Playwrights Program and received a commission as part of the NJPAC Stage Exchange with Premiere Stages at Kean University. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild Fellows and her work has been developed as a Jerome Foundation Fellow at Tofte Lake Center, at The Actors Studio, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the Lark Play Development Center, and NJ REP among others and she was a finalist for the Stanley Drama Award, the Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship, the Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She has written for American Theatre Magazine and her plays appear in numerous publications and have been produced on four continents. She recently completed her M.F.A. in Playwriting at Hunter College and is a member of The Actors Studio in the Playwright/Director Unit and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. She is a faculty member in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University.