Pop-up events

AJT’s pop-ups are spontaneous events to celebrate and attract Jewish theatre and performance nationwide by the Alliance’s members. If you have an idea for an Alliance Pop-Up or Alliance Virtual Pop-Up – that is, a specific show or performance to offer discounts to Alliance members – see the submission criteria below.

Submission Criteria

  • Applicant must be a paid member of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre
  • A designated person must be present from the Alliance to be a representative
  • Approval by the AJT Executive Director

Got an event that could be an AJT pop-up? Fill out the pop-up event form (PDF or Word) and email it to Jeremy Aluma.

Find out here about upcoming and past pop-up events!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm
AJT Virtual Pop-Up Event

Jewish Plays Project and
Jewish Repertory Theater of Western NY presents…
2020 National Jewish Playwriting Contest – Digital Edition

It’s part TED Talk, part Play Reading and part American Idol. It’s unlike anything else you’ll see on Zoom this month, and it’s a total blast. The Jewish Plays Project has sorted through over 150 plays, vetted them with the amazing JRT Readers in Buffalo, and gotten it down to just 3 Finalists. Now we need YOU to help us choose a Buffalo winner!

Register for FREE at www.jewishplaysproject.org/livestream or at https://jewishrepertorytheatre.com/

Contact: David Winitsky, david@jewishplaysproject.org
You must register to attend the Zoom call.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Theatrical Outfit (Atlanta, GA) presents…
Indecent by Paula Vogel directed by Mira Hirsch

March 15, 2020 — Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Come join us for a performance of Indecent, which is directed by former AJT Board President Mira Hirsch. Mira will lead a talk-back session after the show.

Location: Theatrical Outifit, 84 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 — located near Centennial Park — one block west of Landmark Diner, two blocs east of Ted’s Montana Grill.

Tickets can be purchased calling the box office at 678/528-1500.
To get a 10 % discount, please use KIMMEL as your code. The discount does not apply to service fees.
If you plan to come, please contact Hank at hwkimmel@gmail.com

www.theatricaloutfit.org for more info
Please feel free to bring friends and family. Tickets are going fast. The show runs about two hours with no intermission.
If you go on line, the theatre will show that tickets are sold out. Some tickets are being held for us until Feb. 21 so that’s why you need to call the box office before that date.
The short video will be insight about the show.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

pop-up-last-tree-in-jerusalemA Jewish Theater Company Presents
Last Tree in Jerusalem / A Page of Talmud two plays by Dani Horowitz (translated by Yoni Oppenheim, Yael S. Feldman and Michael Posnick)

Tickets are $18 with for members, use code: AJT
Meet up with Artistic Director of 24/6, Yoni Oppenheim and other AJT Members.

Riven by internal strife, ecological disaster, and interference from foreign powers, can society survive? Set nearly two millennia ago but still resonant today, acclaimed Israeli playwright Dani Horowitz’s interrelated plays Last Tree in Jerusalem (world premiere translation) and A Page of Talmud tell the seminal Talmudic stories “Kamtza and Bar Kamtza” and “The Oven of Achnai.” These timely Jewish stories examine the cost of humiliation and explore what it means to be a member of a community, to be a leader, to have moral courage, and to resist.

357 West 36th ST. 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018

If you would like to attend contact Yoni yoni@246theater.com.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:30 pm

Meet up with playwright and Alliance for Jewish Theatre Board of Directors’ member, Wendy Kout and attend her acclaimed play, Never Is Now.

This drama, set in a contemporary theatre company’s rehearsal of a play about the Holocaust, explores what survivors teach and warn in our own perilous times. Never Is Now is adapted from Survivors by Wendy Kout commissioned, developed and produced by the CenterStage Theatre at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director.

At award-winning Skylight Theatre Company, 1816 ½ Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. 90027. Use code NISNOW for 20% discount on Premium ($32.80) and Standard ($28) tickets for the Pop Up Event or any performance. Let Wendy know you’re attending at koutster@gmail.com.

“Go see it. An extremely rare moment in time in which a portion of history…is presented in a very unique unveiling. The voice is different and you will be different for seeing it”Broadway World

“Top Ten – Recommended.” – Stage Raw

“Best Bet – 99-Seat Theatres” – Los Angeles Times

“Very POWERFUL…very IMPORTANT play… Moving performances” – Stage and Cinema

MARCH 30 & APRIL 1, 2019

jewish_joke_popup♦ On March 30 at 8 PM, meet-up with AJT president Hank Kimmel and attend the acclaimed Off-Broadway play, A JEWISH JOKE starring Alliance for Jewish Theatre member Phil Johnson. Recently at the Bunbury – ShPIeL Identity Theatre project in Louisville and in Chicago. This incredibly relevant show portrays how Jewish humor is not only a defense against the Hollywood blacklist, but how it can also be a source for wisdom, as meaningful as the Talmud.

At Theatre Row 410 W. 42nd St. New York City www.telechargeoffers.com or call 212- 947-8844. Use code TROW20 for the special AJT discounted tickets of $29.75

“As he tells Jewish jokes from his “collection,” a box full of index cards, Johnson wonderfully channels a bygone era of Jewish funnymen, who never forgot to laugh, even during the terrors of the McCarthy witch-hunt.”
— Max Maller – The Chicago Reader

♦ On April 1 at 2 PM at the 92nd St Y in New York City’s, Buttonweiser Hall, a public conversation will be held entitled “Artists Facing Anti-Semitism” with Judy Gold and David Y. Chack.

judy_david_portraitJudy Gold is an Emmy Award winning comedy writer and stand-up comedian, actor (Off-Broadway in 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and The Judy Gold Show: My Life as a Sitcom), and producer. She was featured in the film Making Trouble, a tribute to female Jewish comedians produced by the Jewish Women’s Archives.

David Y. Chack is Executive Director of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre, the Producing Artistic Director of ShPIeL-Performing Identity Theatre based in Chicago and the Bunbury-ShPIeL Identity Theatre in Louisville. He also teaches Jewish Theatre, Holocaust Theatre and Identity Theatre at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

This is an un-ticketed “first come, first served” event and is part of the Conney Conference on Jewish Arts from the University of Wisconsin.

March 20 & April 9, 2018 – Bethesda, MD & New York, NY

actual_danceA performance of AJT Showcased The Actual Dance, a love story told through the eyes and heart of a Jewish husband as he struggles with what everyone expects to be his wife’s losing battle with breast cancer. The story takes the audience on an emotional and uplifting journey that rewards them with an unexpected happy ending, and a universal, life-affirming lesson of hope and faith. The Actual Dance will make you laugh, cry and then cheer!

The Actual Dance, a play in one act by Samuel A Simon, will have two AJT pop-ups:

♦ March 20, 8pm

• The Writer’s Center Allan B. Lefcowitz Theater, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815
• AJT special: Use discount code SPECIAL for $10 tickets

♦ April 9, 7:30pm (doors open at 7:15)

• Marc A. Scorca Hall in the National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
• AJT special: Use discount code AJT for $15 tickets

February 12, 18, or 19, 2017 – Philadelphia

Theatre Ariel, located in the Philadelphia area is presenting AJT president Hank Kimmel’s newest work, as part of their 2016-17 Salon Season of Jewish Theatre, in the intimate salon setting of a home on February 12, 18, and19. Location will be sent after tickets are purchased.

Divided Amongst Ourselves by Hank Kimmel is a world premiere! Rabbi Samantha Marcus and her three sisters – a successful developer, a struggling tennis pro and an emerging spiritualist – have all been out of touch for years. Following the death of their father, they reunite to examine their shared legacy and divide the estate.

Theatre Ariel has a limited number of tickets available for Alliance members at the $18 (half-off) discount price. Join us on either February 12, 18, or 19. Use the code AJTPOPUP.

Opening night is already sold out so get your tickets right away! Visit www.TheatreAriel.org.

Through October 21, 2016 – New York City

Not That Jewish, a new play developed by AJT member Jewish Women’s Theatre, runs in New York through March, 2017. This one-woman play by Emmy Award winner Monica Piper performs at New World Stages, 50th St. between 8th & 9th. Dates and times: http://www.broadway.com/shows/not-jewish/

It’s free to AJT Members, per availability. (As of October 10th, there’s availability.) Contact artistic director Ronda Spinak, ronda@jewishwomenstheatre.org.

From her show business family in the Bronx, to a WASP wedding, to her first step on a comedy club stage and life as a single mom, Monica Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life with the same signature wit found in her writing on, Roseanne, Mad About You, and her Emmy Award winning work on Rugrats.

Washington, D.C. – September 24-25, 2016

Join AJT president Hank Kimmel, welcome new Theater J artistic director Adam Immerwahr, and catch up with longtime AJT colleague Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theater…

At Mosaic Theatre, on September 25th:

    • SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF by Terry Teachout, Dir. Eleanor Holdridge. 3pm.
      Buy tickets. Use code “Satchmo50” for a 50% discount!
    • Race & Identity Workshop, immediately following the performance; free and open to the public. (More information)
  • THE BLACK JEW THING by Stacy Rose and Alexis Spiegel, Dir. Logan Vaughn. 7pm
    $15 tickets available available

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Box Office: 202-399-7993 ext 2

The Last Schwartz
by Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
$18 tickets (+ $7 admin fee) – use code AJT when checking out
September 24, 8pm
Theater J
Washington District of Columbia Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
(202) 518-9400

Buy your tickets, then let us know you’re coming, at chack@iglou.com

Atlanta – September 23, 2016

theatre dybbuk’s

Aaron Henne, Artistic Director
Friday, September 23, 6 pm
The Temple, an historic landmark and institution
1589 Peachtree St, Atlanta 30309
RSVP: Hank Kimmel, 404-735-9132  hwkimmel@gmail.com
Pre-show meet-up: 5:15pm, at Java Negilah coffee shop, at the front of The Temple.

July 18, 2016 – New York City

Yiddish Theatre’s Legacy in American Performance
Museum of the City of New York
Panelists: Tovah Feldshuh, Jackie Hoffman, Adam Kantor, Michelle Slonim, David Chack (moderator)

Listen to the entire panel, or read a recap (below):

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Recap: AJT’s July pop-up, New York

Announcement: AJT’s first Pop-Up! New York City, July 18th


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