CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, March 9, 2022 – South Camden Theatre Company is proud to announce their full season of live and in-person theatre at their home, the Waterfront South Theatre in Camden, NJ for 2022. We are extremely excited to welcome everyone back to our in-person, live events and one special streaming event for this season.
Our new Interim Artistic Director, Dawn Varava, an equity actor and former music and theatre teacher, has worked wonders pulling together our 17th season of productions in this post-pandemic period. She’s also excited to be appearing in the lead role in Terminus under a special appearance contract through Actors” Equity Association. Dawn stated, “I am delighted to be back at work, both as a member of the creative team and onstage with my cherished South Camden Theatre Company.” She also stated about her role in Terminus, “I am both honored and profoundly moved to be entrusted with such a thought-provoking and challenging role and to help launch future Equity appearances on our stage.”
We open our 2022 season sponsored in part by Subaru on April 22 with the regional premiere of Terminus by Gabriel Jason Dean. Terminus will be directed by Connie Norwood. She is excited to be “back home” taking the reins of what the New York Times says is, “A tale of Southern Gothic horror where fantasy and reality, past and present, freely intermingle.”
This show is the story of Eller, a white matriarch played by Equity actress Dawn Varava, and her mixed-race grandson, Jaybo, played by Oliver Feaster. They live together in a ramshackle house down by the railroad tracks in rural Georgia. Their unique love has seen them through, but when Eller’s mind begins to fade, her violent past in the segregated South haunts her from the very walls of the old family home. It’s a show that metaphorically asks, how are white Americans haunted by and continually complicit in the sustained trauma against black Americans? Terminus opens April 22 and runs through May 8, 2022.
We’ll return to the stage in September of 2022 with the regional premiere of A Good Farmer by Sharyn Rothstein (By The Water, 2018). This moving drama is laced with humor and heartache. A Good Farmer is the story of two women — a farm owner and her unlikely best friend, an illegal Mexican immigrant, fighting to
survive in a small town divided by America’s immigration battle. Scott Grumling will direct this story of love, friendship, and finding the power to face what divides us. This show will be on stage from September 9— September 25, 2022.
We open in late October with Incorruptible, a lightning-fast farce, rich in both verbal and physical humor by Michael Hollinger of Philadelphia, This piece was originally produced at the Arden Theatre. It’s a show that is even more in tune with the times today than when it world-premiered. Incorruptible will be directed by Drucie McDaniel and will run October 28 — November 13, 2022.
We’re working to obtain streaming rights for The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. This is a tough and tender drama expressing what it means to brother and be “brothered.” Damien J. Wallace will direct this story filled with flights of poetry, music, dance, and West African mythology. This contemporary tale explores the tenuousness of freedom and the need to belong somewhere, to something, and to someone.
Our shows run Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm with Sunday matinée performances at 2:00 pm. Learn more about each show on our website at www.southcamdentheatre.org. Be sure to sign up for our email notifications and receive information on special pricing, new events, and more. Tickets are available for the full season now. General admission is $20. There is a Camden Resident ticket available for $5 thanks to a grant from Holman Enterprises.
About The Theatre Company
South Camden Theatre Company is proud to call Camden home. When the company was founded in 2005, performances were held in the basement theatre of the Sacred Heart Church. We’re now the proud owners of The Waterfront South Theatre, the first, free-standing theatre built for live theatre in Camden in more than 100 years. Learn more here: www.southcamdentheatre.org.
About The Waterfront South Neighborhood
The Waterfront South neighborhood is a growing arts community. Our arts neighbors now include Camden FireWorks, artist studio spaces, and gallery, The Nick Virgilio Writer’s House, Mighty Writers, Bee Still Studios, The Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum, Camden Boat Works, and the Center For Environmental Transformation, along with The Heart of Camden, The Camden Sophisticated Sisters, and The Sacred Heart Church. Visit: www.waterfrontsouthcamden.com to learn more about this growing arts community.
About our sponsors
South Camden Theatre Company was selected by PNC Bank to participate in PNC Arts Alive again for our next two seasons. This is a very prestigious grant award. Just over 40 organizations in the Philadelphia and Southern, New Jersey region, were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement.
“We’ve long recognized just how vital the arts and cultural sector is to our community. The PNC team is once again excited to support the arts and cultural organizations visual and performing arts in the Delaware Valley,” said Joe Meterchick, PNC regional president for Philadelphia, Delaware and Southern New Jersey. “Arts and culture strengthen the local economy and have the power to bring people together. As we look forward to resuming everyday activities, we invite our neighbors to join us and be a part of art.” Read more here: https://bit.ly/pncartsaliveconnect
Our shows are also sponsored in part by Holman Enterprise Group, Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College and Subaru.
Theatre Company Office: (856) 409-0365
Robert Bingaman, Communications: (609) 471-4168