Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman is one of Canada’s most influential and prolific playwrights, with a multi-award winning body of work that spans thirty years. Among this most produced plays are The League of Nathans  and Reading Hebron which, together with the work-in-progress United Nathans tells the story of three Jewish friends trying to reconcile their varying takes on what it means to be “a good Jew.” The Retreat is about a Jewish high-school teacher fired for making divisive comments about Israel, who spends her summer at a writers’ colony working on a screenplay about Shabtai Zvi, the 17th century false messiah. Remnants  recasts the story of Joseph and his brothers as the tale of a family of Russian immigrants to Canada; It’s All True recreates the infamous staging of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 “worker’s opera” The Cradle Will Rock as directed by the young Orson Welles; and Three in the Back, Two in the Head, which won the Governor General’s Award for Drama, is about a Canadian arms designer assassinated after working in the Middle East as war approaches the region. Sherman has also written extensively for the screen, notably the docudramas Jonestown: Paradise Lost, and We Were Children, about Canada’s residential schools system. He also created and wrote a number of radio dramas for the CBC, including a satire about news panel shows called National Affairs, which ran for five seasons, and Afghanada, another long-running show that focussed on Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan. He is finishing a documentary called My Tree, in which he searches for the tree that was planted in his name in Israel.


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