Friday, March 29, 2024

NY/NJ Event: Caytha Jentis' New Comedy Comes to NJ's Parsippany Arts Center after Successful NYC Run Starting April 12, 2024

After a successful run Off Broadway in Fall 2023,  S*x Work/S*x Play, a new stage play from Caytha Jentis, opens at the Parsippany Arts Center April 12th - 14 2024. The play is a cross generational social commentary comedy about the conundrum of love, dating and human connection in our digital driven world where everything and everybody is a swipe away. Caytha Jentis an award-winning filmmaker, director and writer, whose movies have appeared on most streaming networks.

The show is produced and directed by Lauren Moran, a Boonton mom, and stars two mothers Deshja Driggs, a West Orange mom and Diane Harrington, a Nutley mom.  The New York production was directed by Rosie Gunther, also a Ridgewood mom. The New Jersey Production is produced by LoMotion Live, a theatre dedicated to creating conversation through theatre and the arts.

The cast ensemble is led by Alex (Deshja Driggs) a divorced hip urban dwelling down on love mother, Cassidy, (Megan Moran) her college aged sugar baby college daughter, Dave, (Ben Weisman) a porn addicted suburban unhappily married husband/father, Maggie, (Diane Harrington) his depressed over-weight stay-at-home mom wife and Jay (Deke Stoklosa) a sweet romantic and personal trainer. They all become interconnected in a farcical love affirming fun way.

The New York production was directed by Rosie Gunther, also a Ridgewood mom. Accolades include: 

"Punchy, witty, fast paced and sharp. Nothing short of perfection!" wrote Tanya Fisher, Theater Pizzazz.  "No shortage of witty asides and comic twists on the one hand, and openness and self-reflection on the other '' wrote John Ziegler, Thinking Theater.

About Caytha Jentis

Jentis, a screen and stage writer, started making films while driving carpools in suburban New Jersey. She writes through the gaze of motherhood. Her stories challenge the old tropes of motherhood with pathos and heightened reality humor. Her first feature was a romantic comedy about a donor inseminated single mother played by Vanessa Williams.  

Her stage play “It’s All About the Kids” won the New Jersey Playwrights competition and was produced by William Paterson University.  It is about parents grappling with the high intensity of suburban sports culture. Moran, who has directed many new and established theater works, directed a developmental reading of “It’s All About the Kids.” “It’s All About the Kids” subsequently became a film called Bad Parents that 
starred Janeane Garofalo, Cheri Oteri and Christopher Titus that was shot throughout Northern New Jersey. Jentis, whose two kids are grown, now lives with her husband in New York City. More information on her can be found at

Tickets are now on sale:  

For additional information, contact: LoMotion Live at 973-997-0148