Jersey Voices

2022-2023 SEASON


Jersey Voices (2022)


For 28 years running, the Chatham Players have been bringing to our audiences original works by New Jersey connected authors, and this year we will be presenting 7 One Act plays each evening.

Presented One-Act Plays are:

  • Open Door” by Susan Brown-Peitz, Directed by Sarah DeVizio: A veterinarian’s waiting room sets the scene for an unexpected conversation about grief and hope.
  • The Grape Nerds Reunion” by Alli Hartley-Kong, Directed by Sarah Pharaon: Connected by a past one of them can’t remember, two classmates at their high school reunion explore the impact of choices they've made - both big and small.
  • Never More Lenore” by G. David Post, Directed by John A.C. Kennedy: Two office-mates interview a potential temporary employee.  They have very different experiences when she comes in through the office door.
  • The Singing Woman” by G. David Post, Directed by Lauri MacMillan: If you told a stranger at a bus stop you were being haunted would you be ready to hear the truth?
  • The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss, Directed by Amanda Marino: A wealthy man and a female researcher explore multiple timelines to seek the feasibility of 100% happiness.
  • Kidneys” by Devon Villacampa, Directed by Steve Ruskin: Two college students come to the University Financial Aid office when their money gets cut.  There is a very nice lady there. Let’s see how helpful she can be.
  • Wing Man” by Mary Jane Walsh, Directed by Joann Lopresti Scanlon and Assisted Directed by Eleanor Anderson: A woman discovers a parrot has flown into her apartment.  Becoming friends, he sits on her shoulder, and she takes him into bars as an icebreaker and conversation starter.

The Cast

Role Actor
Ray (Open Door) Peter Despres
Receptionist (Open Door) Natalie La Spisa
Stella (Open Door) Jackie Kuczinski
Mike (Grape Nerds) Anthony Bentrovato
Alyssa (Grape Nerds) Ali Archetti
Ed Allen (Lenore) Jason Kruk
Mark Craven (Lenore) Chip Prestera
Lenore (Lenore) Anne Borzner
Carlysle (Singing Woman) Chip Prestera
Dawson (Singing Woman) Joëlle Bochner
Max (Bliss) Peter Despres
Elle (Bliss) Alyssa Fox
Miss Bezzle (Kidneys) Jessica Phelan
Felicia (Kidneys) Jenny Vecchione
Dane (Kidneys) Spencer Scalamoni
Woman (Wing Man) Colleen Grundfest

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Production Team

Production Role
Producer Aaron Kellner
Producer Jessica Phelan
Director John A.C. Kennedy
Director Lauri MacMillan
Director Amanda Marino
Director Steve Ruskin
Director Joann Lopresti Scanlon
Director Sarah DeVizio
Director Sarah Pharaon
Assistant Director Eleanor Anderson
Crew Chief Michelle Tempkin
Lighting Design Ed Whitman
Sound Design Joe DeVico

The Playbill (1)