The 2018 Jewish Playwriting Contest - BEST OF Edition - got off to a great start at the Eveyln Rubenstein JCC in Houston this past weekend. Stay tuned for the announcement of their Regional Winners on December 13!
2019 Jewish Playwriting Contest Results (as of 11/14/17)
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
December 12, 2017
City Producers: Marilyn Hassid and Steve Garfinkel
JCC of Northern Virginia
February 25, 2018
City Producer: Sarah Berry
JCC of Charlotte
April 14, 2018
City Producer: Susan Gundersheim
February 3-11, 2018
City Producer: Deborah Baer Mozes
Palo Alto, CA
March 8, 2018
City Producers: Lauren Berman,
PattiSue Plumer, Susan Sims
NYC Theater Chavurah
Charter Oak Center
February 22, 2018
City Producer: Rabbi Donna Berman
March 25, 2018
City Producer: Devorah Richards
National Online Chavurah
April 18, 2018
Here's how it works:
- Every play gets 1 point for being in the Top 14
- If a play is chosen for the Top 3 in any region, it gets 1 point.
- If a play wins a Live Contest Event, it gets 2 more points, for a total of 3.
The play with the most points at the end wins the Contest. Simple, right?
HERE'S WHAT WE WANT YOU TO KNOW:
Is this Contest fair? As much as we can make it. But competition is really not the goal here. Each of these plays (and many others that we read and considered) is a fantastic vision from the inside of a playwright's head about the way we live Jewish life today. To declare one a "WINNER" or to say its "BETTER" is in no way conclusive or "right", and it's not the point.
The JPP's Contest format is built to shine a light on a new kind of Jewish narrative, created by emerging writers all over the world. We want hundreds of individuals to interact with these plays through the JPP, then thousands on the stages where they are produced, and then millions as they enter the cannon of literary drama.
We sincerely hope you'll join us in making Jewish theater for the 21st Century. Here's how:
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