BLINK by Kate Moira Ryan – Sunday March 20 at 7pm


Theatre in the Loft

Midtown Direct Rep: THEATRE IN THE LOFT is a series of staged readings of plays and musicals showcasing bold new works in an intimate setting in the beautiful Loft theatre space at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, NJ. The reading series focuses on scripts that reflect the complexities of a uniquely diverse community, as well as writers or subjects with a local connection. Audience members are invited to stay after the performance for a discussion with the creative team.

by Kate Moira Ryan
Directed by Mark Armstrong

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Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) concludes its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of BLINK, written by Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Mark Armstrong. The staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 7pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the SOPAC box office,, or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). For direct link to purchase tickets, please Click Here.

The cast will feature MDR company members Josephine Rose Roberts (Broadway: Rock of Ages, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Electric Company on PBS) and Matt Yeager (actor/writer Greg & Donny, The Burg). Additional cast to be announced.


In BLINK, a brilliantly funny and achingly powerful new play by GLAAD Award-winner Kate Moira Ryan (The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, Cavedweller, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother), Daisy and Truman are a promising young couple, just getting a foothold with careers in the New York theater. Though they don’t always agree about wedding planning or parenthood, they are very much in love as they set out to live their lives happily ever after. But shortly after their big day, an unexpected diagnosis threatens to short-circuit their plans, and they must confront agonizing choices about love, loss, family, and how we spend our limited time.

About Kate Moira Ryan

Kate Moira Ryan’s adaptations include The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, written with Linda S. Chapman and based on Ann Bannon’s Lesbian Pulp novels from the 1950s, produced off-Broadway by Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner. (Winner: GLAAD Award and published by DPS). Other adaptations include Cavedweller, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Dorothy Allison, and produced by New York Theatre Workshop, directed by Michael Greif. Other work includes 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, written with and for Judy Gold, which ran for a year and a half off-Broadway and had a three year national tour. (Winner: GLAAD Award; a book based on the play was published by Hyperion and nominated for the Quill Award.) The Judy Show, also written with and for Judy Gold, was produced at Theater J, Williamstown, DR2 (Union Square), and the Geffen Playhouse. Kate has received numerous fellowships, including Alfred P. Sloan, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Sundance Institute, Trust for Mutual Understanding (Russia), MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Center for International Theatre Development. An alumna of New Dramatists, she received her MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University and started her career with the Young Playwright’s Festival.

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2015-2016 Season
Theatre in the Loft

October 18, 2015 at 7pm
The Impossibility of Now
by Y York

November 15, 2015 at 7pm
What God Hath Wrought! ~
A Transatlantic Farce

by John Walch,
with songs by Rachel Peters

January 10, 2016 at 7pm
Evanston: A Rare Comedy
by Michael Yates Crowley

March 20, 2016 at 7pm
by Kate Moira Ryan


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