Jewish Plays Project

Jewish Plays Project  identifies, develops, and presents new works of theater through one-of a kind explorations of contemporary Jewish identity between audiences, artists, and patrons.
The JPP’s innovative and competitive development vehicle invests emerging artists in their Jewish identity; engages Jewish communities in the vetting, selecting and championing of new voices; and secures mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays.

The JPP has featured some of the best artists working in New York, including writers David Hein and Irene Sankoff (Come from Away), Jonathan Caren (Rise on Netflix), and Lauren Yee (Cambodian Rock Band); directors Marc Bruni (Beautiful), Daniella Topol (Rattlestick Theater AD), and Tamilla Woodard (Yale Drama School); and actors Andrew Polk (The Band’s Visit), Gus Birney (Dickinson on AppleTV+), Ronald Guttman (Mad Men, Hunters), Kirrilee Berger (Amazon’s Just Add Magic), and Obie and Drama Desk nominee Marcia Jean Kurtz.

Crucially – the JPP is effective. Of the 55 plays the JPP has actively developed, 36 have gone on to production in New York, London, Tel Aviv, and around the U.S. and Canada for more than 100,000 audience members.