by Zohar Tirosh-Polk
Ån epic drama about three generations of one Zionist family and their search for home. Sonya writes a goodbye letter, Morris makes one fatal decision, Sheila clings and doesn’t let go, and the band rocks on. From Poland to Palestine, to Israel and later the U.S., THE ZIONISTS asks: Where is home? What is home? At what price? Who is Herzl? And, most importantly, what’s in the box?
Plays: Pieces, Land/Holy, Home/Front, The Zionists, Theo’s Dream, Waltz, Fog and Six have been produced and developed at The Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab, The New Group, Magic Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, The Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Jewish Plays Project, Rising Phoenix Rep, the Lark Play Development Center, The Brick, HERE, among many others. Her English translation of Hanoch Levin’s play, Those Who Walk in the Dark is published in Wanderers and Other Israeli Plays by Seagull Books.
Zohar received the 2014 honorable mention from Middle East America fellowship. In 2012, Zohar won the Jewish Plays Project’s new play competition for her play, Six. She’s a recipient of the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Theatre grant and a commission from Highbrow Productions. She has a B.A. in Literature and Writing from Columbia University and a Playwriting MFA from Brooklyn College under Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney. Zohar lives in Brooklyn with her actor/producer husband, Andrew Polk and their two young children.