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In Italian,"SPERANZA" means HOPE.
Hope is what inspires our work. 

Speranza Theatre Company is a non-profit women's theatre company, and member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, providing artists, particularly females, opportunities to share their voices through theatre.

FALL 2023

Production Class (Grades 5-8)

Students will write, rehearse and perform a show they create. This program helps young artists develop skills that will last a lifetime and explore the art of collaboration through classes in acting, playwriting, improvisation, stagecraft, and production. Life skills such as public speaking confidence and working as a team are woven into each activity. Students will be responsible for all aspects of the production process including sets, costumes, lighting, sound, and prop design. Students will be expected to see the project through from beginning to end as one of the goals of the program.

Oct 10, 7:00 PM
Apple Tree House
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Travel around the world with Nellie Bly as she races to beat the record set by the fictional Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days!" On November 14, 1889, The World's convention-defying newspaper reporter set sail from Hoboken NJ on a daring adventure that awed the nation and changed her life forever.

9/30 at 1 PM

Columbus Park, Hoboken

9/30* at 6 PM

Stephen R. Gregg Park, Bayonne

*Date Change

10/1 at 1 PM

Lincoln Park, Jersey City

Performances scheduled

for 9/23 at Van Vorst Park, 9/24 at Canco Park, 9/30 in Kearny/Hudson have been CANCELLED due to weather or venue change


With questions about accessibility at performances, please email


Nellie Bly (Facebook Post) Updated_edite

Thank you for your interest in the Nellie Bly Book Club! We are thrilled to welcome you to a special performance of Speranza's new historical play, A CHAIN AROUND THE WORLD by Jennie Contuzzi, followed by an exciting book club discussion for both adults & children. We have limited courtesy copies of each book for families in need. 


Around the World in 72 Days by Nellie Bly


Sunday, October 1, 2023

Location: Lincoln Park (Gallo Room), Jersey City

Time: 2pm-3pm

*Note: This book club session will take place after the 1pm performance at Lincoln Park 


Book Club

Speranza Theatre Company would like to thank our 2023 sponsors for their continued generosity and support of our programs. 

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