PinnWorth Mission Statement
The mission of PinnWorth Productions is to entertain audiences while exploring common elements of the human condition that unite us all.
The PinnWorth Commitment
PinnnWorth Productions is committed to actively assisting Kelsey Theatre in advancing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all productions and programs offered by the resident theatre companies. We aim to foster an inclusive environment for people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, creeds, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, and abilities.
About PinnWorth Productions
PinnWorth Productions could be called the love child of set/costume designer Kate Pinner and playwright/director LouJ Stalsworth and the husband-wife team has been nurturing it since the early 1980s when they conducted a summer workshop for teens at Brookdale Community College.
The first venture in formal, onstage productions was “The Cookbook,” a comedy of a bumbling husband, lots of women and plenty of bedroom doors which made its debut at Edison Valley Playhouse in the summer of 1981. Stalsworth wrote it.
In the years that followed, the team brought their combined talents to the Villagers Theatre in Somerset where two more plays by Stalsworth, “Retreads” and “In Rehearsal,” premiered. Again, set and costume design by Pinner.
Eventually the team found a comfortable long-term home in Kelsey Theatre on the campus of Mercer County Community College in West Windsor where “Jenny and the Jersey Devil,” Stalsworth’s Faustian tale of New Jersey history made its debut in 2000.
In the course of time, the company grew, taking on bigger shows, musicals and prize winning productions that have come to be the company’s hallmark.
Kate Pinner and Lou Stalsworth vow to continue walking with our better angels. Our company production manager, Robert A. Terrano, does the same. Together, we ask anyone who has ever worked with a PinnWorth show or seen one to join us in voicing full support for black and brown communities while celebrating our collective love of all people without filters. This is who we are and will continue to be.
West Side Story