Monday, October 17, 2022

Announcing Creative Teams for the Festival of New Jewish Plays!



Reinventing Jewish theater.



These brilliant artists are leading the JPP back to New York City! 


Join us at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan for a packed festival featuring winners of the last 3 Jewish Playwriting Contests!





Jennie Berman Eng


Rebecca S'manga Frank




Alive Eve Cohen


Eric Nightengale




Bess Welden


Annette Jolles


Plus our amazing Artistic Producers!!



A JPP Play Inspires a Film

9th Contest (2020) Finalist Jason Sherman took a central conceit in his play and turned it into an award-winning documentary!

“I was in Israel for the first time, feeling a connection to the land, quite moved to be there — not surprising, given how mythic the place is for diasporic Jews, its central place in Jewish identity. And what popped into my head was … my tree. The one that had been planted there as a bar mitzvah present. Could I find it?”



The JPP is generously supported by the Roth Family Foundation and these major funders:



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