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:

  • Production – Victory Gardens Theatre (Chicago, IL), dir. by Devon de Mayo, Spring 2022
  • Production (upcoming) – Olney Theatre Center (MD), dir. by Jenna Duncan, Winter 2023
  • Workshop – The Kennedy Center/National New Play Network (Washington, D.C.), dir. Howard Shalwitz, 2019
  • Reading – National Jewish Playwriting Award, Jewish Plays Project (New York, NY), dir. Howard Shalwitz, 2019
  • Staged Reading – San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego, CA), 2019
  • 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

 

 

Awards

  • Second Place Winner of the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, The Kennedy Center, 2020
  • Second Place Winner of the Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, The Kennedy Center, 2020
  • Winner of the National Jewish Playwriting Contest, Jewish Plays Project, 2019
  • Semi-finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2019