In Every Generation

One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again (and again and again) and while times, location, and languages change, traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly reenacts the exodus from Egypt, each time asking themselves: must we define ourselves through trauma? Will we ever be free? And why is this night different from all other nights?

Production History:

  • Staged Reading – The Barrow Group (New York, NY), 2018
  • Staged Reading – North Coast Repertory Theatre (San Diego, CA), 2018
  • Staged Reading – Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Alaska), 2018
  • Residency – Wildacres Residency Recipient (North Carolina), 2017

Reviews:

“…The dialogue is tender and honest, and the fact that the readers learned so much Italian and Hebrew is most impressive!..This is quite an accomplishment for a writer so young.The show’s focus on miracles and inquiry makes for an interesting dichotomy. Luckily, as Jews, we’re allowed to question. I left the theater with several questions and few answers. However, I think that in order to seek resolution, I will have to look to our past, evaluate the present, and speculate about the future.  I think that’s what Ali Viterbi had in mind when she wrote this provocative script.” – Eva Trieger’s article in the San Diego Jewish World: “Viterbi’s IN EVERY GENERATION debates Jewish Questions”

The rest of the glowing review can be found here!