Mason Gross and George Street Playhouse Collaborate on Our Town

Steven M. Darien is a business professional with many decades of experience. Prior to beginning his career, he graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in economics. In addition to his current professional responsibilities, Steven M. Darien serves as the board chairman of the George Street Playhouse of New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In effort that will invigorate the local arts community, theater students from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts will collaborate with actors from the George Street Playhouse on a staging of “Our Town,” the renowned play by Thornton Wilder. The production will be directed by David Esbjornson, who chairs the school’s theater department, and will be presented by a cast of 24 actors that will include students, professionals, and others from the university and local community.

The show, scheduled from April 22nd to May 24th, will close George Street Playhouse’s next season, which marks its 40th anniversary. Though the university’s theater program and the playhouse are both prominent figures in the local performing arts scene, the production of “Our Town” marks their first collaboration. David Saint, George Street Playhouse’s artistic director, credits Esbjornson’s wide-ranging experience in professional theater and their long-standing friendship for the emergence of the new partnership.