David Winitsky

2015 OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater

David Winitsky's fundraiser for CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE & CREATIVITY

fundraiser
Size 550x415 img 2283

Jewish Dramaturgs at the 2013 OPEN Festival

Size 550x415 dsc 0149

2014 JPC Winner G-d's Honest Truth

Size 550x415 10503561 10152971144462538 627237762 o

2014 JPC Winner "G-d's Honest Truth"

Size 550x415 jt project y.063013.018

2013 JPC Winner "Estelle Singerman"

Size 550x415 chicago contest live shot

2014 Chicago Jewish Playwriting Contest

Size 550x415 new haven contest presentation

2012 Metrowest Jewish Playwriting Contest

Size 550x415 open production   true bible tales by robert askins

Robert Askin's "True Bible Tales" - 2014 OPEN

Size 550x415 open reading

Brooke Berman's "1300 Lafayette Street" - 2013 OPEN

Size 550x415 rehearsal shot

Lila Feinberg's "Blood Moon" - 2014 OPEN

Size 550x415 vermont contest marching band

Brass Balagan performs at the 2014 Vermont Jewish Playwriting Contest

Size 550x415 jpp new final
Size 550x415 jpc%20finals%20performance

Metrowest Txt2Thtr Event

1 Month. 3 Plays & 1 Musical. The Newest in Jewish Theater.

We are proud to present, for industry and public consideration, the 4th Annual OPEN Festival, a sample of what we believe Jewish theater should look like: exciting and heartfelt, progressive and connected, cutting-edge and haimish all at the same time.

This year’s festival will be our deepest yet – three great plays and one AMAZING musical receiving in-depth development and advocacy that we hope speeds them on their way to production.

This year will also feature Jewish Dramaturgy, an opportunity for leaders in the Jewish community to directly participate in the artistic process, deepening the Jewish ideas and hearts of the plays we are creating.

ALL DONORS OVER $100 WILL BE INVITED TO BE A JEWISH DRAMATURG.

And after each performance, join the writer, director and cast at a nearby watering hole to discuss the play, the ideas, and the future of this great art form.

All readings take place at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street.

GOALS:
To put bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages.

To deeply discuss the place of ethnic, religious and cultural identification in the 21st Century.

To attract the finest artists to engage with Jewish ideas and culture.

To entertain and illuminate the public about 21st Century Jewish life.

OBJECTIVES:

Engage 50 writers, actors, directors, dramaturges, designers and technicians.

Provide 116 hours of developmental time to 4 project creators.

Present 4 new pieces for 450 audience members.

Advocate for featured plays with 15 theaters in NYC and regionally.

The JPP seeks plays that find the intersection between Jewish identity and global self. We want to look at the places where Jewish ideas, traditions, stories, myths, culture (and yes, religion) impact, inform, and hopefully improve our lives. While we value history, we will always lean toward plays that tackle vibrant strands of today’s world: social justice, economic justice, diversity, strong women in Jewish life, LGBTQ inclusion, new perspectives on Israel, environmentalism, and interfaith relations.


Join the Conversation

Youtube Vimeo
 Post to Facebook

Organization Information

CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE & CREATIVITY
2576 Broadway, #292
New York, NY 10025

Phone
310-652-5163

Web
http://jewishcreativity.org

Email
bob@jewishcreativity.org

EIN: 954328467

Reports: Guidestar

$6,447 raised of $10,000 goal
$0 $10,000
36 DONORS
1 MONTH LEFT

Donation Levels

Fundraise
for this Cause

Anyone can set up a fundraiser for this charity. It's quick. It's easy.
And it's free!

Get Started

Also Fundraising for this Cause

See all 8 fundraisers >

1 share = $18+ in donations
(on average)