On December 17th at 8:00 p.m., Nutley Little Theatre will existing “Family members Drama,” the subsequent installment of its sequence of staged readings of primary exhibits by up-and-coming playwrights. This presentation consists of two 1 functions that check out family dynamics in a time of altering perceptions of associations, gender, and identity.

The first one particular act is “Obituary” by John Kiely, a quick piece about estranged siblings, a brother and his transgender sister, who appear back together when their mom passes and are each individual amazed by the transform in the other. Directed by Jessalyn Gerbholtz of Brooklyn, NY, the solid features Cayla Lawrence of Kansas Town, MO as Roberta and Frank Pagliaro of Harwich, MA as Richard.

In “Choices,” penned by Constance G. J. Wagner and directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina of Union Town, a mom is dating her daughter’s ex-boyfriend. The cast incorporates Leslie Dixon Silverman of West Milford as Deirdre and Amanda Jean of Teaneck as Suzanna.

The show will be streamed by way of Nutley Minimal Theatre’s Fb website page and YouTube channel.

The presentation is free, but the theatre is gratefully accepting donations by way of PayPal, GoFundMe Venmo at @nutleylittletheatre or by mailing a examine to NLT.

For more than fifteen decades, NLT’s Readers’ Theatre has introduced absolutely free gatherings where actors go through from a assortment of vintage and up to date works. “In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, in order to safeguard the overall health and security of our associates and audiences, this yr we are presenting our productions practically on Fb and YouTube, while nonetheless maintaining the integrity and high quality for which NLT is very well recognized, ” claims NLT President Nick Pascarella.

George Seylaz, chair of NLT’s Visitors Theatre, says, “This 12 months we are aiming to increase our outreach to varied communities and supply place for voices that have been underrepresented in neighborhood theater for significantly too lengthy. Our 2020-2021 Reader’s Theatre shows will emphasis on authentic works that discover, navigate, and elevate the variety that is all all-around us. We are also delighted that technologies lets us to get the job done with and carry out for individuals all around the place!”

The theatre is using each individual precaution to sustain the health and fitness and protection of its patrons and members, together with abiding by all federal government closure and distancing tips. For more information and facts go to www.nutleylittletheatre.com.