Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
120 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
ContactMs. Laura L. Ekstrand
For general operating support of Dreamcatcher Rep's 2014-2015 mainstage productions, new play readings, and educational outreach programs for all ages.
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is a professional ensemble of actors who build community with the audience by sharing life-affirming stories in an intimate environment. We seek to expose theatregoers to ideas and lives like and unlike their own, to awaken their imaginations and create empathy for others. The company focuses on deepening the experience of our patrons by supplementing the performances with personal contact through receptions, talkbacks, and interactive programs. Dreamcatcher's core company of professional local actors performs contemporary work that entertains and challenges, and has at its heart a belief in the essential goodness of people.
Our nineteen-year-old company began performing in the summers only for four years, renting Luna Stage and 12 Miles West in Montclair. We were then offered the opportunity to move to Bloomfield College, where we expanded our season to the full year. We relocated in 2003 to the Baird Center in South Orange, an intimate theatre space where we were able to develop our programming and grow our audiences. In the fall of 2012, we moved to the Oakes Center in Summit, a larger and more comfortable space in a supportive community. We are proud to be Senior Members of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. The company has a staff of two full-time employees: Laura Ekstrand, Founding Artistic Director, and Steve McIntyre, Managing Director. We have one part-time employee: Business Manager Roberta Palant, as well as many contracted employees such as actors, directors, designers, technicians, musicians and teachers.