Season 12 Continues in January

South Camden Theatre Company is excited to take you to a far corner of the internet, where moderator “Haikumom” (aka Odessa Ortiz) leads a chat room for recovering drug addicts. From behind their screens, these individuals who might never encounter each other in real life — a student, an IRS-pusher, and a financier — forge a bond as strong as blood.

Off the computer, however, in a Puerto Rican neighborhood in North Philly, Odessa Ortiz’s real-life family is falling apart. Her nephew, Elliot, has returned from Iraq both physically and emotionally broken. Her niece, Yaz, is unable to reconcile her identity as a North Philly girl from the barrio with her upper-crust, intellectual lifestyle. Her sister, who was the mother that Odessa could never be, is dying of cancer.

Inventive and timely, WATER BY THE SPOONFUL is a powerful, compassionate look at the meaning of family, and the burdens we carry to protect it.

SCTC then takes on a comedy with a message. THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, a Southern literature play written by Beth Henley. Set in Brookhaven, Mississippi, the play explores the themes of femininity, beauty, and the need to be accepted. We’ll end our season with a drama that is certain to be a powerful piece on stage, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV by Aaron Posner. This is a powerful story of a boy prodigy who must be a painter at any cost — against the will of his family, community and the Jewish tradition.

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Anchoring Waterfront South’s Art Scene

With the opening of the new Camden FireWorks, an artist loft space and gallery, The Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum scheduled to open in September, and the soon to be completed Nick Virgilio Writers House along with the existing artist studio of Mickey McGrath, there is quite a lot to see and do.

Together we are building a strong community of arts, culture and family life here in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden.

The South Camden Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional theatre company dedicated to helping revitalize the City of Camden, New Jersey by producing meaningful, professional theater in the City’s Waterfront South District. South Camden Theatre Company stages classic plays, comedies and original works as the resident theatre company at Waterfront South Theatre. South Camden Theatre Company is a proud member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.


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SCTC Opens “Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

CAMDEN, N.J. — December 30, 2016 – South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey will present “Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes, opening Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m and running … Continued

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Sparkle Pony Band – Live On Stage!

CAMDEN, N.J. — November 28, 2016 – South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey is proud to present SPARKLE PONY BAND – Live on stage! South Camden Theatre Announces Their End-Of-Year Fundraising Event. … Continued

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The Areas Hottest Off-Broadway Theatre

The Waterfront South Theatre is situated just a block south of Broadway and Ferry Avenues in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, this gorgeous state-of-the-art theater was designed to be reminiscent of Walt’s Cafe, the corner bar, that once stood on this corner.

Today, 96 seats and thousands of theatre patrons a year have replaced the bar stools and shipyard workers that at one time called this corner of Camden “home”.

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Funding has been made possible in part by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.