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Playwrights Festival

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This is sponsored by Museum of Jersey City History, The Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs, and is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2022 Stages Festival, made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; New Jersey Historical Commission. 

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Speranza is thrilled to be working on this project with playwright and teacher, Pandora Scooter,

the Founder/Director of the Women's Playwright's Circle.

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Pandora Scooter is an award-winning biracial (Japanese/Jewish), queer, middle-aged, Gen X playwright, script analyst, instructor, performer, spoken word artist and activist.  She has worked in the literary departments of Arena Stage, the Goodman Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Delaware Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse and New York Theatre Workshop as a script reader, literary associate and dramaturg.  In 1999, she and Rosemary McLaughlin founded The Hallie Flanagan Women's Play Reading Series at Wings Theatre Company, which ran for three years.   A life long script analyst, Pandora has created a practical guide to script analysis called The Bunseki Method and has written a text book on the subject of the same name.  

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