We at Alliance for Jewish Theatre stand in solidarity with those calling for justice and the end of racism in our country. We support the artists and activists, neighbors and friends raising their voices and speaking out against violence toward Black community members. We are unequivocal in our belief that Black lives and their stories matter. Let us not forget that because they are the lives and stories that built this nation. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Amaud Arbery, Oscar Grant and countless others matter. #BlackLivesMatter
– The leadership of Alliance for Jewish Theatre
Jeremy Aluma, Executive Director
Hank Kimmel, Board President
“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” — Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
AJT’s 2020 Virtual Conference &
AJT’s 2021 Conference
in Washington, D.C.
hosted by Theater J
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Alliance for Jewish Theatre’s 2020 conference will be rescheduled to 2021 in Washington D.C. and hosted by Theater J, exact dates to be determined. Additionally, AJT will host a virtual convening in October, 2020, details of which will be announced in the coming weeks.
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Alliance for Jewish Theatre (AJT) is excited to share the submissions from our first virtual theatre project: The Telling Monologues.
Alliance for Jewish Theatre (AJT) just completed our first virtual theatre project: The Telling Monologues. Theatre artists from around the world submitted written and performed pieces about Passover.
We wanted to create a community in a time of a plague, and we joined together to create a sense of hope, a sense of love. Passover provided this inspiration: a universal story, a story of freedom, of redemption, and of coming out of oppression.
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Last year’s conference hosted by ShPIeL in Chicago was the largest Jewish theatre conference in the country with nearly 100 theatre artists coming together. Now we expect the same and better in with Theater J in Washington, D.C.
Raves from our 2019 Chicago Conference!
“An AMAZING organization, the Alliance for Jewish Theatre changed my perspective, and inspired my awareness of all that is possible in Jewish theatre!” — Robin Pullen
“My time at the AJT conference was both inspirational and affirming. To be with such a gemütlich group, not to have to draw road maps for everything I said, to share my love of theater with practitioners at all moments in a career continuum, these were experiences which will sustain me going forward.” — DS Magid
“I would like to add my voice to the praise of the conference and the people who were behind it. Thank you for being a safe place for many different voices, in addition to the high professional level. God was in the details. As we say in Hebrew, ‘kol hakavod’.” — Toby Klein Greenwald