About Speranza Theatre Company

History

Speranza Theatre Company is a non-profit women's theatre company and member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Founded to provide an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through entertaining and challenging theatre, Speranza presents professional theatrical performances, free readings of new works, and educational programming.

OUR MISSION

 

To create thought-provoking collaborative theatre

centered on women’s issues, providing an opportunity

for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through

challenging and entertaining theatre based in honesty and truth.

 

OUR VALUES

 

EQUALITY

We are dedicated to developing and promoting the work of women+ at every stage of their careers,  and to empowering them to reach their full potential.

COMMUNITY

We celebrate our community by representing a multitude of voices in our productions and civic engagement programs to inspire people to action.

INCLUSIVITY

 

Our team is committed to offering opportunities for artists of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities. Everyone is welcome.

EDUCATION

We train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community.

COLLABORATION

 

 

Speranza brings artists and audiences together to collaborate and share stories, centered on women’s issues, and create evocative and authentic theatre.

TESTIMONIALS

"Speranza Theatre Company has become an artistic home for me. I am honored and humbled for every opportunity to work with this group."

Diana Basmajian / Director

"From the Suffrage movement to the American Revolution, Speranza takes difficult stories from our history and brings them alive for young audiences. To see the faces of the children in the audience after watching a production is a gift."

 Betsy Sanders/ Actor and Writer

 

OUR TEAM

 
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Heather 
Wahl

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Founding Artistic Director

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Jennie Contuzzi

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Associate Artistic Director

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Bess 
Morrison

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Board President

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Diana
Basmajian

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Vice-President

BOARD MEMBERS

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ADVISORY BOARD

Pat Krueger

John Pietrowski