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2014 Jewish Playwriting Contest Finals
Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 pm| $18
The Jewish Plays Project set out to find the best new playscripts on 21st century Jewish themes. 226 plays were submitted. 50 Artist Panelists read them all. A Top 10 was announced.
4 Cities agreed to host live Contest events. (New Haven, CT; West Orange, NJ; Chicago, IL; Burlington, VT). 60 Community Panelists choose their favorites. 25 Actors performed. 250 audience members voted.
And now, we are down to the Top 3 plays from all over the nation!
“G-d’s Honest Truth” by Renee Calarco (Washington, DC)
Roberta and Larry have just purchased a miraculous Holocaust Torah for their synagogue. So why does the shul in the next town have one, too?
“I Now Pronounce” by Tasha Gordon-Solmon (New York, NY)
When the rabbi dies during the wedding, is everything cursed?
“Modern Prophet” by Sam Graber (Minneapolis, MN)
Deep in the Minnesota woods, a wayward brother and sister struggle with Elijah and an Angel.
It’s time for the ultimate Jewish Play Showdown.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Renee, Tasha and Sam will throw down their writerly gauntlets, and at the end of the night, YOU, the Brooklyn community, will use your cell phones to crown a champion. The winner gets a workshop production at the 14th Street Y on June 27-29.
20-minute sections. Three plays. 1 Winner.
Get ready to rumble.