STAGEfest theater festival at the Landmark Loew’s in Jersey City seeking submissions

I’m submitting a couple pieces to the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre’s STAGEfest, and everyone in the area should, too! It’s a beautiful space and I know I would love to work in it!

I will be sending in a new piece, “Before, After and Always.” As I mentioned in a recent blog post, it is a three-part episodic play featuring a male and female lead. Two of the pieces are adapted from my short stories “Good bye” and “Long Lost Love Song.” It also features an original piece, “Be Longing.”

I’ve been looking for an actor to be my partner (I will be taking the female lead) if the play gets in, and I do have someone in mind, but am open to anyone who’d like to audition. I really want to get someone who has the best chemistry with me possible.

Here are some details about the festival:

The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre is now taking applications for STAGEfest 2013, their first annual Festival of One-Act Plays & Performances which will be held March 22-24, 2013.

The inaugural year of STAGEfest 2013 at the Loew’s Jersey will be a vibrant and diverse weekend of plays, performance installations and site-specific work, dedicated to the celebration and advancement of theater in our region. All of STAGEfest will happen in the Loew’s – but not just on its stage. To wow patrons and glorify the arts, the architects of the Loew’s created many extraordinary spaces in addition to the breathtaking auditorium: lobbies, salons, promenades, hallways –- all grandly designed and some possessing a surprising feeling of intimacy. Many of these spaces will be available as nontraditional performance venues.

Theater and performance companies as well as individuals based in the greater Northern and Central New Jersey area, are cordially invited to submit scripts and proposals. Deadline for submission is January 4, 2013 (recently extended!) and there is NO application fee. For applications and further information:

If you have never been to the Loew’s in Jersey City, you can see pictures at: or browse the general website:

For more information about the festival, email


About Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a journalist specializing in arts and entertainment. Among other things, she is also an award-winning playwright, director, singer-songwriter and actress. Her work has been seen in The Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal and other publications.
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One Response to STAGEfest theater festival at the Landmark Loew’s in Jersey City seeking submissions

  1. gsvuille says:

    Reblogged this on GSVuilleVISION and commented:
    …whimsical, fantastic, and fun, and there is certainly an audience for this play….
    Joe Zarrow, Literary Manager, The Pavement Group Theatre, Chicago, ILL

    …This is such a well-written show and it was a pleasure to read. It has some delightful elements. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to review your fine work…. Brian Taylor, Project Editor, Pioneer Drama Service

    “Doctor George’s Magnificent Zeppelin”
    (c) 2011 by Grant Sutor Vuille
    *** A Two Act Musical Play ***
    Available @ online bookstores, my two act musical play “Doctor George’s Magnificent Zeppelin” spoofs amusement parks & all their exploited show biz characters with glitz, glamor, & pizzazz, as they chase the $Almighty Buck$. The title character is the zany eccentric Doctor, who travels with & his Zeppelin crew out to save the world from the egotistical tyranny off its rulers. On the way to adventure they encounter mermaids, pirates, an evil faerie queen, a loving faerie king, & a reluctant dragon. My play is a farce, spoofing the Earth’s evil tyrants who make life a living hell for the populace they engage by virtue of their psychotic, bombastic, & unrepentant egotism. Take a ride on “Doctor George’s Magnificent Zeppelin” & experience the ultimate euphoria of being immersed in fantasy satire. —G.S.Vuille –

    *Also available @ online bookstores: “Vapid”, by Grant Sutor Vuille. It is a satirical, dark comedy about Hollywood in the early 1980’s. A young hustler, searching for a break in show business, meets up with former movie queen Carlotta Carlisle who is itching for a comeback into the movies. With her two male companions, she entertains Brad with the notion that she can make him a star.
    …This is a total piece of work—-An ode to “Sweet Bird of Youth” by Tennessee Williams—-At once funny and sensitive, written at a time we will never revisit. the writing is picturesque and thoughtful. A work waiting for the stage or screen. I am blown away by the honesty and courage of this author! … review by LindaLu – 5 star*****

    >>>Also available from the author only: Four One Act Plays, by Grant Sutor Vuille – “Wall Flower House” and “Eternally Yours, Jayne Mansfield” [both available as a word doc in pdf format; WFH is about two young male and female adults exploring their relationship constrained by agoraphobia. EYJM explores the relationships of gay characters and their obsession with Jayne Mansfield], “Ascorbic Acid Freak”, and “Aquamarine” [both available as original typewritten manuscripts scanned in pdf format. Both are one acts with gay characters exploring past relationships and living with HIV/AIDS].

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