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Participate in an AJT Macher Lab!

Sunday afternoons (4:00-6:00 PM ET/1:00-3:00 PM PT) on: FINAL DATE September 10. 

Introducing the 2023 Macher Lab Artists: A.R. Cohen/Corwin, Hershel Blatt, Yael Gezentsvey, Tyler Herman, Alex Marcus, Izzy Salant, Elyssa Nicole Trust, and Catherine Weingarten.

The Macher Lab is back for a third year and launching on Sunday, June 25th, 4:00-6:00 PM ET (1:00-3:00 PM PT). The Macher Lab will meet monthly from June through September for two-hour sessions where we will explore two Theatremacher projects each month. Macher Lab Artists will workshop their project for 50 minutes, which includes reading an excerpt of their script and a moderated feedback session.

The Macher Lab will be meeting on Sunday afternoons (4:00-6:00 PM ET/1:00-3:00 PM PT) on the following dates: June 25, July 30, August 27, and September 10. Macher Lab Sessions will be led by Theatremacher Program Director Illana Stein.

The following projects were selected to be
workshopped in the Macher Lab:

 It’s God’s Fault! by A.R. Cohen/Corwin
“God” has upset the Council of Heaven – Level Vilon, so it’s time to pick a new ruler. Two siblings, the Simple Child and the Wicked Child, must battle it out to see who is worthy of leading the next generation.

Grandpa by Hershel Blatt
After the loss of his mother, a young Jewish man discovers the existence of his grandfather; a successful Queer man in his 60s, and tries to form a relationship with him. The play is a look at the Queer lineage in our families that may be closer than we think.

GLIMPSES by Yael Gezentsvey
Based on the biography ‘Maria Dronke: Glimpses of an Acting Life’ by Monica Tempian, this play is a transformative exploration of humanity, truth and hope over fear. Maria Dronke was a star of the European stage, and in 1938 she fled Nazi Germany for the safety of New Zealand. Her legacy changed the face of New Zealand Theatre.

Chalk Circles by Tyler Herman
A modern-day adaptation of Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle, the story centers on Ruth, a 25-year old career-driven diplomat-in-training. While she is forced to take care of a baby and quell an international crisis, Ruth wrestles with what it means to be a mother, a daughter, and how to live a life of your own design. (JUNE)

This Night by Alex Marcus
In the not-so-distant future, a Jewish family gathers for a Passover Seder in a nondescript detention facility.

Balagan by Izzy Salant
Abraham visits his estranged uncle Herschel and Alzheimer’s stricken grandmother Chava for Shabbat dinner before he moves to Los Angeles, only neither Hershel or Chava know he’s moving. When the secret is out, how will Abraham navigate betrayal, blackmail, and another course of roast chicken?

The Convert by Elyssa Nicole Trust
This play is about a woman who converts to Judaism at the behest of her long-time boyfriend. Along the way, she must face challenges within their relationship, tough questions about her identity, and complex family dynamics.

Bagels are Hot by Catherine Weingarten
A Jewish friendly rom-com about a woman in her 30s searching for love through too many outlets:Jswipe, a matchmaker, online bagels and bagels. But things take a turn when she takes a sexy bagel making class for single Jews…

Get to know the Theatremachers and join our
Macher Lab Community!

Looking for AJT Members to:

-Serve as Readers 

-Participant in sharing constructive feedback 

-Champion new projects.  

If you are interested in participating in Macher Lab sessions, please fill out the form: 2023 Macher Lab Participant Sign-Up. Questions?
 Please email: illana@alljewishtheatre.org

Macher Lab Sessions will be led by
Theatremacher Program Director Illana Stein.


ANNUAL AJT MEMBERSHIP MEETING VIA ZOOM,NEW TIME:Sunday, September 10thSeptember 10th, 2PM-3:30PM ET/ 11AM-12:30 PT/ 9:00PM IN ISRAEL



Member Theatres and Member Artists-SEND us high resolution production photos!  We are building a new website, and want your work seen.

Please Include: who took the photo, where, when, what production or project title, and who is in the picture.

Please send to executivedirector@alljewishtheatre.org with the Subject line: ‘Member Production Photos’.


On The Bimah (Formerly Theatre Schmooze) is Alliance for Jewish Theatre’s podcast where we chat with Jewish theatre makers from around the world about their art, Judaism, and vision for theatre’s future. Check out our monthly one-on-one, in-depth interviews starting Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Season 3

A Thousand Faces – Episode 5 with Gwydion Suilebhan (April 5th, 2023)
Connecting and Rebelling – Episode 4 with Dorit Nowparvar and Matthew Nouriel (March 14th, 2023)
The Role of the Bystander: Episode 3 with Moisés Kaufman & Amanda Gronich (dropped Jan 24, 2023)
Storytelling in Community: Episode 2 with Ronda Spinak (dropped November 16, 2022)  
Finding A Fairytale: Episode 1 with Lila Rose Kaplan (dropped Monday, October 10, 2022)

Season 2

Letting History Live: Episode 8 with Alix Sobler (dropped Monday, September 19, 2022)
Where Music and Theater Meet: Episode 7 with Ben Caplan (dropped Wednesday, August 18, 2022)
A Listening Tour: Episode 6 with Willow Jade Norton (dropped Wednesday, July 20, 2022)
A Map On My Face: Episode 5 with Yehuda Hyman (dropped Friday, June 24, 2022)
Space and Place: Episode 4 with Maya Arad-Yasur (dropped Friday, May 20, 2022)
A Recurring Lense: Episode 3 with Ali Viterbi (dropped Wednesday, April 13, 2022)
Merging Worlds: Episode 2 with Kendell Pinkney (dropped Friday, March 18, 2022)
Unravelling Identity: Episode 1 with Hadar Galron (dropped Friday, February 18, 2022)

Season 1

The Personal & The Universal: Episode 8 with Adam Immerwahr (dropped Sunday, October 31, 2021)
Wandering Jews: Episode 7 with Anna Ziegler (dropped Thursday, September 30, 2021)
Reimagined Rooms: Episode 6 with Alex Chester (dropped Thursday, August 19, 2021)
Forward or Falling?: Episode 5 with Rebecca Taichman (dropped Monday, June 30, 2021)
Caring & Clowning: Episode 4 with Jeremy Aluma (dropped Monday, June 30, 2021)
Intersections of Identity: Episode 3 with Yehudah Jai Husband (dropped Monday, May 31, 2021)
Radical Representation: Episode 2 with Kimberly Senior (dropped Thursday, April 15, 2021)
Making with Meaning: Episode 1 with Emily Mann (dropped Thursday, March 18, 2021)

Theatre Schmooze is an Alliance for Jewish Theatre program, produced by Danny Debner and Danielle Levsky. Our host is Danielle Levsky, AJT Board Member, writer, clown, performer, producer, and recovering theatre journalist. Our theme music is by Ilya Levinson and Alex Koffman and our logo was created by Michelle Shapiro.

Click here to go to our Theatre Schmooze page.


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