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A Christmas Carol
Festival of Plays

McCarter invited audiences to the public culmination of Paula Vogel's A Christmas Carol Boot Camp and Bake-Off, which challenged 49 local writers to create original ten-minute plays containing dramatic “ingredients” assigned by Vogel herself. Ten plays—written in the course of one week by a multi-generational, multi-cultural group of playwrights from McCarter's neighboring communities—were selected from the 49 Bake-Off works generated and were presented as play readings by an ensemble of professional actors in a fun, lively, occasionally poignant, and celebratory event.


Featured Plays: 

Giving Dickens the Dickens by Jill Hackett

LENORA: A One-Woman Christmas Carol for 10 Actors by Kate Brennan (Excerpted)

the old jew who begat scrooge, on his deathbed by Sarah Jae Lieber

B+M by Silma Sierra Berrada (Excerpted)

An underwater, anticapitalist Christmas Carol by Leah Griff

“Flamboyan Love” by Janeena Piñero


Redemption Alley A Christmas Carol by Todd Evans

Calamari Sunset by Minjae Kim (Excerpted)

Two Lines by Brittany Rivera-Gonzalez

Christmas Carol Bake-Off by Alyssa Duvak

McCarter Theatre Center | Director: Cory James Dunn | Assistant Director: Alexandra Haddad

Lighting Designer: Paul Kilsdonk | Stage Manager: Kelly L. Schwartz

Photographer: Leroy Matusek

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