Call for Playwrights

Budding playwrights, take note: Pegasus Theater Company and ArtPride NJ have issued an open call for plays for their Diner Theater.

Diner Theater is an immersive, pop-up theater experience where diner patrons commingle with performers and become part of the performance.

Playwrights who are New Jersey residents or who have a strong connection to the state are invited to submit original plays, 10 to 15 minutes in length that are set in a diner. Playwrights whose plays are produced will receive $50, and the plays will become part of the ArtPride NJ library for future use.

All plays must be submitted by Sunday, March 8. Plays must be submitted as PDF files, along with a brief biography, to plays@pegasustheatrenj.org. For more information, email info@pegasustheatrenj.org. Diner Theater performances are expected to take place in May.

Call for Musicians

The Calidore String Quartet is in search of amateur string players to join them for a sight-reading performance of Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 at the Princeton University Concerts Chamber Jam.

The annual Jam gives amateur musicians the opportunity to perform with professional musicians.

String players of all ages are welcome to participate. There is no audition or rehearsal prior to the jam; musicians will be sent the music in advance to prepare for the performance.

The Princeton University Concerts Chamber Jam will take place Thursday, February 20, at 10 p.m. at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. Participation is free but registration is required. To register, call 609-258-2800.

The Jam follows the quartet’s 8 p.m. concert. Tickets, $25 to $55, are available at www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

Call for Poetry

The New Brunswick Free Public Library is seeking poems for its annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology.

This year is the 22nd year that the library has published the poetry collection in honor of National Poetry Month, which is observed in April.

Both novice and published poets are invited to submit their work. All submissions are due Friday, March 20. Poets will read their poems Monday, April 27, at a poetry reading taking place at the library, located at 60 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. For more information on submitting a poem visit www.nbfpl.org, email nbpoetry@gmail.com, or call 732-745-5108, ext. 20.

Protect Your Property

The Mercer County Clerk is urging residents to help protect their property from fraud by registering for the County Clerk’s Property Alert Service.

According to Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello, the Service will not prevent fraudulent activity from taking place, but it will monitor the registered property and alert residents if a document affecting their property is recorded by the Mercer County Clerk’s Office.

“It’s as simple as registering your name or business name and your email address and you will be automatically notified if a document is recorded with your name,” said Covello.

The Property Alert Service is free. To sign up, visit propertyalert.mercercounty.org/propertyalert.

Call for Artwork

Turn recyclables into art for the Lawrence Library’s TrashedArt Contest, an annual contest held in honor of Earth Day.

Mercer County students in grades 7 through 12 and adults are invited to use manufactured material that might otherwise be thrown away, such as metal, paper, rubber, glass, plastic, and cloth, to create an original piece of art for the contest.

Entries must be no larger than 3’ by 3’ by 3’ and weigh less than 25 pounds. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 18, and submissions must be dropped off between March 18 and 25 at the library, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike in Lawrenceville. The entries will be displayed at the library beginning Wednesday, April 1. To register, visit www.mcl.org, email jcuddahy@mcl.org, or call 609-883-8292.

Audition

Kelsey Theater hosts auditions for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 8, from noon to 5 p.m.; and Monday, March 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. Auditions will be held at the theater on the Mercer County Community College campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor.

All roles are open and all characters have an English accent. Most actors will play multiple roles. Actors should prepare a provided monologue. Singers should prepare a full song in the style of the show and bring sheet music. Dancers should be prepared to learn a routine and dance at the audition. For more information and to sign up for an audition visit www.mponstage.com/CastMe/index.php/home. For more on the theater visit kelsey.mccc.edu.

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