In Every Generation at Victory Gardens

In Every Generation


Victory Gardens Theatre| Spring 2022

Written by Ali Viterbi

Directed by Devon De Mayo

Reviews for Victory Garden’s 2022 production:

“Viterbi’s play probes the themes of what exactly it means to pass down the dual threads of ritual and trauma from those who came before us. And the play succeeds in that Viterbi opens up these questions but doesn’t provide tidy answers.” – Broadway World

“Ali Viterbi’s latest play is having a fine, first fully-staged production here in Chicago… This play will… undoubtedly go on to become a popular title in theatres around the country.” – Chicago Theatre Review

“Viterbi’s dialogue, de Mayo’s staging, and the rich performances offer us plenty to consider about survival, fear, and love.” – Chicago Reader

“Smart and moving.” – Chicago Sun Times

“Recommend!” – Around the Town Chicago

“In Every Generation” may be centered around a Jewish tradition, but the investigation of one’s intentions behind traditions and the mysteries of inherited trauma are universal. And it unites the audience, by highlighting the shared questions we have behind the human condition, no matter which generations, across every generation, reminding us that it’s only natural to question our own existence and to examine the true motives behind our behavior. ” – PicksinSix

West Coast Premiere of IN EVERY GENERATION at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 2023


West Coast Premiere

January 18 – February 12, 2023

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley | Palo Alto, CA

By Ali Viterbi

Directed by Michael Barakiva



“Why is this night different from all other nights?” It’s Passover, and the multi-generational, multi-cultural Levi-Katz family finds they all have different answers as they struggle with questions of race and religion that have yet to be resolved. Is trauma generational, or genetic? What does it mean to be free? Is vegan brisket even kosher? A celebration of Jewish tradition, this exciting new play follows one family through four millennia of Passover dinners, going from the personal to the eternal, musing on how and if humanity will ever evolve.

More information about the play and tickets can be found here. And the full announcement for TheatreWorks’s 52nd season can be found here.