Joe Paprzycki and the Waterfront South Theatre
Playwright Joe Paprzycki runs a theatre where his grandfather's bar used to be in Camden, New Jersey. In his play Last Rites, he engineered some clever time-traveling by staging the production on the same location the story is set in -- his grandfather's bar, circa 1967. The play harmonized with Paprzycki's mission -- renewing a neighborhood in a struggling city. Next, he's mounting a production of The Old Settler, a drama set in 1940s Harlem, opening October 22nd.