It doesn’t look as though my own #MakeItHappen idea is going to go through, but here’s an update about one funded project that caught my attention and may appeal to you as well.
Dear 24/6 Audience and Friends,
As some of you may know, we’ve been working on an adaptation of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya combining it with a traditional Tu Bishvat seder. We’re thrilled to announce that we won the Schusterman Foundation’s Make It Happen micro-grant and will be premiering our Vanya at the JCC in Manhattan on Wednesday January 15th, 2013. To purchase tickets to the opening night performance go to: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/holidays?page=cat-content.
Uncle Vanya will have three more subsequent performances:
Thursday January 16th, 2013 we will be performing at NYU – location and information to be announced soon.
Sunday January 19th and Monday January 20th, 2013, we will be performing at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 311 43rd Street 8th Floor. Sunday at 1:30 pm and Monday at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 if you RSVP in advance, and $20 at the door. To rsvp email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24/6: A Jewish Theater Company has a lot of exciting work planned for 2014 and to ensure our work goes on, we ask for your help. [Support us] with a tax-deductible contribution either via credit card at this link: https://www.thefield.org/Profile.aspx?SAID=2323 or for information how to contribute via check here: http://twentyfoursix.weebly.com/support-us.html.
Every donation great and small helps. We thank you in advance!
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2014!
24/6: A Jewish Theater Company
Uncle Vanya was made possible by a #MakeItHappen micro grant.#MakeItHappen is a global initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network. For more information, visit makeithappen.schusterman.org
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See also: Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin on thanking these universities. I’ve been trying to so via Twitter. How about you?
As I continue to tiptoe around the possibility of writing plays myself–with a special interest in writing plays on Jewish subjects–I’ve been managing to get myself to the theater a little more often. Herewith, the “Jewish plays” I was lucky enough to see–in full production or in staged readings–in 2013.
“The Assembled Parties,” by Richard Greenberg
“The Law of Return,” by Martin Blank
“The Model Apartment,” by Donald Margulies
“Bad Jews,” by Josh Harmon
“Arafat in Therapy,” by Jeremie Bracka
“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” by Mark St. Germain
And you? Any encounters with the Jewish stage that you’d like to share from the year just ending?