Finalist, 2020-21 Woodward-Newman Drama Award
Recipient, 2021 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship
Joseph Vitale, a finalist for the 2020-2021 Woodward/Newman Drama Award and a semi-finalist for the 2012 Eugene O'Neill Theater/National Playwrights Conference, is the author of a number of plays, including Murrow, which was performed Off-Off Broadway in 2016. His latest play, Sunset Park, will premiere in October as part of the New York Theater Festival's Fall/Winterfest 2022.
Photo: Farlekas Photography
“Childhood is its own country,” says one of the characters in Sunset Park, “is old age?” A quartet of short plays – Sunrise/Sunset, The Dog Park, In the Clearing and The Sandlot – about aging and coming to terms with the changes in our lives. Sunset Park explores the effects of growing older on the human spirit and validates our suspicion that no matter how old we get, love, longing, jealousy and hope remain constants in our lives.