National: Jewish Playwriting Contest New York: OPEN Festival of New Jewish Theater Anywhere: Renegade Readings
The JPP wants to reinvent what Jewish theater looks like. We think it should be exciting and heartfelt, progressive and connected, cutting-edge and haimish all at the same time.
All programs this year will 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 any performance or rehearsal, 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.
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.
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.
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