Sunday, March 11, 2012


The following is a note from David Winitsky:

Hey Everyone!
We are getting awfully close to the Final Contest!! There are just 75 seats, and they are filling up quickly—buy today so you don't miss out on the chance to be present at the birth of something great.

Finals ImageThe Finals of the JCC Metrowest Jewish Playwriting Contest

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8 PM 
WHERE: JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange

We've just completed casting, and here are the amazing actors who will bring you these great plays:

Carol Berman (Gaelen Center)
David Deblinger (LAByrinth Theater Company, 2011 LABA Fellow)
Joby Earle (War Horse, Stella Adler Faculty)
Shelly Feldman (Haifa Theatre, DAI)
Ron Guttmann (Lucille Lortell Award for DAI)
Dina Pearlman (Sex and the City, Law and Order, Third Watch, etc.)
Alvin Keith (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Broadway Revival)
Franny Silverman (Storahtelling Maven, Indiana University Artist-in Residence)

To see this stellar group, you've got  TO BUY TICKETS:
By Phone: 1-800-494-TIXS
In Person: at the JCC Box Office
TICKETS: $18 JCC Members • $22 Public

As with everything connected with the Project, you don’t have to be Jewish to participate. We believe that Jewish identity and culture are specific manifestations of universal human cravings for spiritual, ethical, moral and worldly joy. All you need is a love of great new theater, and this event is for you.

Just to whet your appetite, here’s a little bit about the Finalists:

  • A People by Lauren Feldman
    A kaleidoscopic, intertwined, shape-shifting journey through Jewish history and culture, created for a minyan of mixed race and gender actors, Lauren's play examines the core question: Are We Still a People?
  • Six by Zohar Tirosh-Polk
    When an ex-pat Israeli returns home with her American boyfriend, they are both changed by the echoes of the past and the beauty and spirit of the present.
  • The Wicked Son: A Passover Play by Cecilia Copeland
    A tense family seder. A cross-dressing host. Divorce. Money. Drugs. Legal hurdles. An unlikely love story in the Holy Land. A play as complex and diverse as contemporary Jewish life.

I'm happy to tell you more about this Contest, or any of the other great work we're up to at the Project! Just email me and we'll talk!

David Winitsky
Director, Jewish Plays Project

Carol Berman
Director, Gaelen Center of the Arts at JCC Metrowest

Becky Skoff
Manager, LABA at the 14th Street Y

P.S. This is just the first step in our journey to create a new generation of stellar, culturally-specific new plays. Make sure you are a part of it:

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