Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I had the good fortune to serve on the committee selecting the three plays for performance. Why not go over to the JCC in West Orange on March 24 and help them decide just which play is the best?

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Last November, the Jewish Plays Project and the Gaelen Center for the
Arts set out to investigate the future of Jewish theater. 175 playwrights
from all over the world submitted their plays. A Panel of 10 Artists from
New York and 30 Lay Leaders from Metrowest set to work deciding
which were the best. Now there are just 3 left.

On March 24, you can help to choose the ultimate winner.

Under the direction of Midtown Direct’s Jeremy Dobrish, we will present
15-minute selections from each play. We’ll hear from the writers and
we’ll hear from some experts in new plays. Then we take out our cell
phones and vote.That’s right. Cell phones in a theater. At the end of the
night, we will crown the Best New Jewish Play of 2012. BE THERE.

Danielle Adest
Susan Adler
Natasha Benisty-Cooper
Carol Berman
Barbara Birnbaum
Abe Bunis
Stefanie Cohen-Santiago
Deborah Goldstein
Len Grossman
Samara Grossman
Lisa Heumann
Nahum Kianovsky
Mara Kimowitz
Cora Lagos
Barbara Lerner
Ron Meyers
Jillian Moss
Jill Neff
Jennifer Roach
Sarah Rosen
Ruth Ross
Elizabeth Samet
Sara-Ann Sanders
Julie Sanoff
Helene Schechter
Becky Skoff
Joan Winitsky
Debbie Wohl

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2012 • 8 PM
WHERE: JCC Metrowest • 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
TICKETS: $18 JCC Members • $22 Public
BUY TICKETS: By Phone: 1.800494.TIXS
In Person: at the JCC Box Office

Jewish Plays Project, David Winitsky, Director • 347.878.5771
Gaelen Center for the Arts, Carol Berman, Director • 973.530.3421