Alan Brody

Chair of Music and Theater Arts at MIT, Associate Provost for the Arts at MIT, Professor Emeritus.  I often write on Jewish themes or plays that Jewish might be particularly interested in Invention for Father and Sons (Winner of the first Rosenthal Award at the Cincinnati Playhouse.  The play explores four generations of Jewish father and son), The Company of Angels (about Yiddish Theater survivors of the holocaust, winnder of the Eisner Award at the Streisand Center for Jewish CUlture in Los Angeles), Jacob and the Stranger, (A retelling of the entire Book of Jacob told with two actors), The Houswives if Mannheim (About middle-class Jewish housewives on the homefront in Brooklyn  during WWII. Premiered at New Jersey Rep and subsequently at 59E59, Santa Barbara and Indianapolis, Indiana.  This play was later expanded into The Victory Blues Trilogy that included Victory Blues and Are You Popular?  Operation Epsilon about about the ten German physicists who were interned at Farm Hall, England at the end of WWII.  Nominated for Elliot Nortn Best Play and winner for Best Play in the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) The Kistakowsky Affair about the abolition of the Jewish Quota at Harvard in 1958, and Young Oliver  about the youth of writer and physician Oliver Sacks.


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