Tuesday, September 8, 2015



The JPP is now accepting submissions for its 2016 Season.

We are delighted to announce that the Jewish Plays Project is now accepting Project Submissions for our 2016 season, including the national Jewish Playwriting Contest, the New York-based OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater, and the Renegade Reading Series.  

Submit your Play (or Musical!) HERE

Click Here for the Full Submission Guidelines

Why Submit to the JPP?


Because you want to be part of the movement.

In four years, we've received 704 plays from 29 states and 8 countries. We're on our way to having the largest treasure trove of contemporary Jewish plays in the world. We're gonna data mine that like crazy. Make sure your play is counted.


Because we serve your play.

Our Jewish Dramaturgy process is completely unique, matching creators with Jewish thought leaders (clergy, scholars, lay leaders) who bring expertise and deep Jewish wisdom directly in to the development process. It'll reframe the way you think about Jewish stuff, and it'll make your play better.


Because our plays get done.

Of the 24 plays we've developed, 13 of them have gone on to production and development across the country and around the world.

What Do We Want From You?


Be bold.

Think differently about what Jewish theater can be. Strive for epic size and impact. Embrace the emotional, the mystical, the theatrical.


Be topical.

Write about social justice, economic justice, diversity, strong women in Jewish life, LGBTQ inclusion, new perspectives on Israel, environmentalism, and interfaith relations. Tackle the challenging, the controversial, the provocative. We are unafraid to walk these roads with you.


Be Jewy.

Take a deep look at Jewish ideas, traditions, stories, myths, culture (and yes, even religion). Get into this ancient balagan that’s full of really smart, useful, ethical and moral rules. Show us how you Jew.

That’s it really. Go for it. You’ve got until October 18.

Submit your play today.

Todah rabah,
David Winitsky, Artistic Director
Jeremy Stoller, Resident Dramaturg and Contest Producer
Benjamin Kamine, Resident Director
Joshua Benghiat, Artistic Associate and Resident Designer