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The 7th Annual Silicon Valley Jewish Playwriting Contest

Saturday, May 21, 2022 20 Iyar 5782

4:30 PM - 6:00 PMBeth Am Social Hall

90 minutes, 7 actors, 3 playwrights and ONE WINNER!

Produced by Beth Am Members Susan Sims, Neil Tuch, Deb Radin and Stacy Levin
Featuring Adrienne Whitney Papp (Game of Thrones, The Resident, House) and Stacy Levin (former head of drama at Beth Am!)

Part TED talk , part play reading and part American Idol, the Jewish Playwriting (JPP) Contest is back and better than ever! Three amazing plays, hand selected for you by the 25-member Silicon Valley Readers Panel, compete in this one-of-a-kind event. Silicon Valley is one of cities in the U.S. and Israel who will help choose the winner of the Jewish Playwriting Contest. Make sure YOU are part of the decision!

  • To Reach Across a River by Marshall Botvinick
    Yehudis and her husband spend years struggling with infertility. After her marriage falls apart, she decides to adopt a biracial girl, forever altering her relationship with the ultra-Orthodox community she grew up in.
  • Madeleines by Bess Welden
    Spiced with poetry, Yiddish, and Spanish, Madeleines is about a family of Jewish women grappling with how to love each other through shared grief and the solace of baking.
  • Tree of Life by Victor Wishna
    A declining, small town Iowa synagogue welcomes a surprising visitor, as the tale of its origins — and its Torah’s mysterious past — unfolds contiguously, a century before.

Reserve your free ticket today!

About the National Jewish Playwriting Content: The Jewish Playwriting Contest seeks to discover, highlight and nurture contemporary Jewish drama by engaging with artistic and Jewish communities throughout the English speaking world. The contest has received and vetted over 1,600 plays by 1,000 writers in 32 states and 9 countries. The JPP has actively developed 53 of those plays, 33 of which have gone on to production in cities across the globe, including New York, London and Tel Aviv, playing for more than 30,000 audience members.

About the Jewish Plays Project: The Jewish Plays Project, founded in 2011, identifies, develops and presents new works of theater via one-of-a-kind explorations of contemporary Jewish identity between audiences, artists and patrons. The JPP’s innovative and competitive development process engages Jewish communities in the vetting, selecting and championing of new voices and secures mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays. The JPP's signature method is Jewish Dramaturgy: matching the best minds in the Jewish community with the best 21st century Jewish plays.

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