In Every Generation wins the National Jewish Playwriting Contest!
IN EVERY GENERATION
September 4 @ 7:30pm
Jewish Plays Project | 14th St Y | New York City
By Ali Viterbi
Directed by Howard Shalwitz
IN EVERY GENERATION has won the 2019 National Jewish Playwriting Contest! Over 150 playwrights from 27 states and 6 countries submitted plays to the Contest. The JPP chose the play through its signature community-centered process, which combined the efforts of over 1,000 people in 7 cities – artists in New York, clergy and Jewish lay leaders, and theater-savvy audiences – a unique effort that provides one-of-kind feedback to playwrights and invaluable audience response to prospective producers.
The play will receive the JPP’s featured workshop reading at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street, on Wednesday, September 5th at 7:30 pm. Audiences can reserve tickets at www.jewishplaysproject.org or jewishplaysproject.eventbrite.com
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?
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