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Monthly Webinars

AJT’s August  2021 Menschs & Mentors Q&A — with 3 Artistic Directors

What: AJT’s August 2021 Menschs & Mentors Q&A with Barbara Brooks, Debórah Eliezer, and Ari Weinberg

This month, AJT is excited to bring together three Alliance for Jewish Theatre Artistic Directors: Ari Weinberg (Artistic Director & Managing Director at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), Barbara Brooks (Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Six Points Theater, formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company) and Debórah Eliezer (Artistic Director of foolsFURY Theater) in discussion about theaters re-opening. This conversation will be moderated by Theatremacher Program Director, Illana Stein. We are thrilled to hear from some of the leading artistic voices at AJT member theatres as they navigate this time with their theater companies. What does it mean for each of these artistic leaders as they move forward with their theater seasons and transition back into live, in-person performances?

When: Friday, August 27 at 1pm – 2:30pm EDT (10am – 11:30am PDT, 11am – 12:30pm MDT, 12pm – 1:30pm CDT)

Who: AJT Member Theatre Artistic Directors: Ari Weinberg, Barbara Brooks, and Debórah Eliezer
Host: Illana Stein, AJT Theatremacher Program Director, NYC-based Theater Director

Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members

How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link or more info. 

We plan to leave time at the end for Theatremachers to ask questions. Anyone is welcome to submit questions ahead of time by emailing illanasteinb@gmail.com and we will do our best to include them in the discussion. AJT’s Menschs & Mentors is a program for our Theatremachers, 18-36-year-old emerging theater artists. We are excited to join AJT Members and our Theatremachers together for this opportunity.

Ari Weinberg is the Artistic & Managing Director at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre in Canada.  His directing credits include After Jerusalem, Tribes, The Whipping Man, Another Way Home, Shiksa, Stars of David (WJT), Frankenstein (University of Winnipeg), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Knavish Hedgehogs at Winnipeg Fringe), Hugh and I (Toronto Fringe), and Godspell (Theatre Sheridan). Assistant Directing: The Wild Party (The Musical Stage Co,) Salt-Water Moon (Thousand Islands Playhouse), and Sweeney Todd (Theatre Sheridan). Ari has appeared in numerous productions as an actor, including Falsettos (WJT/Dry Cold Productions), A Charlie Brown Double Bill (MTYP), South Pacific (Rainbow Stage/WSO), Romeo and Juliet (RMTC), Peter Pan (Stratford Festival), Hana’s Suitcase (Magnus Theatre), The Merry Wives of Windsor and Man of La Mancha (Theatre by the Bay). Ari is a proud graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre-Performance Program and serves as the program’s internship advisor. Ari serves on the board of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre.

Barbara Brooks founder and producing artistic director, Six Points Theater, formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company.  SPT is an award-winning professional theater currently in its 27th season, and the longest-running independent ‘Jewish theater’ in the United States. She’s been responsible for all artistic and management work at the theater to-date, including all organizational development projects and production work that has garnered 5 Ivey Awards and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Arts Achievement Award. Barbara serves on the board of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre.

Debórah Eliezer (she/her), is a mixed identity theater maker and cultural activist. She is the Artistic Director of foolsFURY Theater, and an Associate Artist with Golden Thread. Passionate about the power of human transformation, her work focuses on disrupting assumptions about art, human values and society.  She has created and performed in numerous world premieres, working with playwrights Katie Pearl, Yussef el Guindi, Denmo Ibrahim, Torange Yeghiazarian Kate Tarker, Fabrice Melquiot, Angela Santillo, Sheila Callaghan, Doug Dorst,  and Ben Yalom. With foolsFURY, Eliezer wrote (dis)Place[d], which features in Michael Malek Najjar’s book, Middle Eastern American Theatre: Communities, Cultures and Artists. She holds a BA Cum Laude from SFSU and a certificate from CIIS. Eliezer is an artEquity arts facilitator alumna, serves on the committee for MENA Alliance of Theatre Makers (MENATMA) and the board of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre.

RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org


Past Events:

MAY 2021 Webinar - New Media in Theatre

What: AJT’s May 2021 New Media in Theatre Webinar

This month, AJT is excited to bring a New Media in Theatre Session guided by Dramatists Guild representative and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Kristoffer Diaz. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic (and the ensuing shutdowns), theatres throughout the United States have pivoted to presenting theatrical works online. The Dramatists Guild has been tracking these developments with a particular eye towards contractual agreements. Kristoffer Diaz, chair of the Guild’s New Media committee, will join us to share the Guild’s new resources for digital rights, discuss the future of streaming and live capture within the theatre, and hear about your own experiences withdeveloping plays, musicals, and more in the new media arena.

When: Tuesday, May 25 at 4pm – 5pm Eastern Time (1pm – 2pm Pacific Time, 2pm – 3pm Mountain Time, 3pm – 4pm Central Time)

Who: Host – Kristoffer Diaz, playwright, librettist, screenwriter, and educator. His play The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link

Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members

RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

APRIL 2021 Webinar - Holocaust Theatre Panel

This month, AJT is honored to bring together Holocaust survivors, historians, and playwrights for a panel on Holocaust theatre. Join AJT as we hear stories of courage and resilience from two women who survived the Holocaust. Engage with three playwrights whose Holocaust plays have been successfully staged in the past three years. Hear them respond to such questions as: Why is it important to tell these stories? What draws you to this material? Why now? What are the lessons for our time?

When: Tuesday, April 27 at 5pm – 7pm Eastern Time (2pm – 4pm Pacific Time, 3pm – 5pm Mountain Time, 4pm – 6pm Central Time)

Who: Host – Barbara W. Grossman, PhD, Professor, Tufts University, theatre historian, director, voice specialist

Panelists –
Michelle Kholos Brooks, Playwright, Hitler’s Tasters, War Words, Hostage
Susanne Gottfried, Holocaust survivor, Stanford graduate, jewelry artisan, mother of four
Wendy Kout, Playwright, Survivors, Never is Now, We Are the Levinsons
Sonia Levitin, German American novelist, artist, producer, Holocaust survivor
Alix Sobler, Playwright, Sheltered, The Secret Annex, The Great Divide

How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link

Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members

RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

This panel discussion will give attendees the opportunity to hear personal accounts of Holocaust survival and learn how these harrowing stories can become compelling theatre. Holocaust survivors, playwrights, and historians will consider the ways in which theatre can tell stories of resistance and courage, transmit cultural memory, and explore the emotional legacy of the Holocaust.

Attendees will also be able to engage directly with the panelists in a Q&A towards the end of the webinar.

MARCH 2021 Webinar - Animation in Theatre Webinar

MARCH 2021 Webinar – AJT’s Animation in Theatre Webinar

This month, AJT is excited to bring an Animation in Theatre Webinar taught by Yehudah Jai Husband, an AJT Board Member and NAACP Award-Winning Animation Producer and Director based in Louisville, Kentucky. Yehudah will show attendees how animation can be used in theatre, give us a background on why it’s important, and how to keep it theatrical. Yehudah was recently commissioned by the Actors Theatre of Louisville to aid them in the development of animation for three different theatre projects.

When: Sunday, March 21 at 3pm – 4:30pm Eastern Time (12pm – 1:30pm Pacific Time, 1pm – 2:30pm Mountain Time, 2pm – 3:30pm Central Time)

Who:
Yehudah Jai Husband, an NAACP Award-Winning Animation Producer/Director based in Louisville, Kentucky.

How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link

Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members (Donate Here)

RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

This webinar will guide attendees through a basic understanding of when, how, and why to use animation in theatre. Yehudah will share examples of his work and how artistic choices were made and developed. Attendees will learn about the process of hiring and collaborating with animators, including key language to use when reaching out to potential animation collaborators. Attendees will also learn about different kinds of animation software, with a focus on the ‘user-friendly’ ones to get you started. Attendees will also have a chance to engage with Yehudah in a Q&A.

Yehudah Jai Husband (he/him) is an NAACP Award-Winning Animation Producer/Director based in Louisville, Kentucky. He is formerly from Atlanta where he went to undergrad at Morehouse College, minoring in theatre with a concentration in playwriting. Yehudah fancies himself an actor who loves to write and direct. He is actively involved in the Louisville theatre community, including serving as the Founding Creative Director of the SH’MAH Theater Group.

FEBRUARY 2021 Webinar - AJT’s EuroDram Contemporary Israeli and Hebrew Playwright Panel

This month, AJT is thrilled to bring you three winners of the esteemed EuroDram Hebrew prize! Come hear excerpts of the work from these genre-defying, independent contemporary artists. Then participate in a Q&A hosted by Israeli and European theatre artists. You’ll get a sneak-peek into the challenges and opportunities these international artists face in creating and performing their work, as well as insight into how Jewish stories are being told around the Globe. A can’t miss event for playwrights, directors and lovers of Israeli, Hebrew, and Jewish theatre! 

When: Sunday, February 28 at 2pm – 3:30pm Eastern Time (11am – 12:30pm Pacific Time, 7pm – 8:30pm GMT, 9pm – 10:30pm / 21:00 – 22:30 Israel Time)

Who:
Host and Panelist:
Lilach Dekel-Avneri, Founder & Artistic Director of Pathos-Mathos Theatre 
Liat Fassberg, Israeli playwright and dramaturg, living and working in Germany 

Panelists:
Or Benezra-Segal, Israeli playwright and director, living and working in London. Winner of the 2020 Hebrew Eurodram contest with the play War Whores.
Danielle Cohen Levy, Tel Aviv based director, writer and performer. Winner of the 2018 Hebrew Eurodram contest with the play They Say She Will Come in July.
Idan Silberstein, Israeli playwright, musician & director, living and working in Israel. Winner of the 2020 Hebrew Eurodram contest with the play Emma Awakens.

How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link

Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members

RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

This panel will address a range of questions including: How does Eurodram seek to re-define contemporary playwriting? What are the challenges facing contemporary theatre makers in the Israeli field? What does it mean to be an innovative Israeli/Hebrew playwright? What are the opportunities for Hebrew playwrights in Israel? In Europe? And in other places around the world? Does Anti-Semitism in Europe have an impact on theatre-making and playwrighting in and out of Israel? What lessons can Jewish artists around the world learn from the art being created through EuroDram?

EuroDram is a European network for theatre translations. The Network was founded in 2001 by Céline Barcq and Dominique Dolmieu, and is comprised of 30 committees of different languages. Eurodram operates on a biennial schedule. In even-numbered years, each committee selects three original plays written in the committee’s own language. In odd-numbered years (2021), committees select three plays from works translated into the committee’s language, with the goal of having them published and/or staged.

Link: http://eurodram.org/ 

An open discussion and Q&A period will follow the panel.

This program is supported in part by Diane Gilboa, Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Or.

JANUARY 2021 Webinar - AJT’s Land Acknowledgement Webinar

Join Seraph-Eden Boroditsky, an Indigenous (Metis) and Jewish Theatre Artist and Founder of Guided Conversations Canada in a Land Acknowledgement Webinar. Seraph will guide attendees in an understanding of the practice of Land Acknowledgement in the US, Canada, and abroad. When did the practice start? Why do we do it? How has colonization shaped our modern relationships with Indigenous Peoples?

Who: Seraph-Eden Boroditsky, Artist and Founder of Guided Conversations Canada

When: Thursday, January 21 at 7pm – 9pm Eastern (4pm – 6pm Pacific Time). The session will be around 90 minutes and a 30 minute Q&A with Seraph will follow.

How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link

Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members

RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

Land Acknowledgments help us recognize how institutional systems of power have oppressed and tried to erase Indigenous Peoples. This historic and continuing oppression has influenced the way non-Indigenous people perceive and interact with Indigenous People socially, culturally, and politically.  Understanding colonization is key to understanding why Land Acknowledgments are important today. This webinar will help participants on that journey and begin the process towards developing your own Land Acknowledgements.

DECEMBER 2020 Webinar – COVID-19: A Perspective on 2021

Join Lewis Schrager, MD, MA (Infectious diseases specialist) and Adam Immerwahr (Artistic Director of Theater J) for a candid and theatre-specific discussion on how Covid-19 has impacted our spaces and industry, and what factors to think about before we are together again in a live theatre space.

Who: Guest Speaker – Lewis Schrager, MD, MA; Infectious diseases specialist, former FDA vaccine reviewer, playwright
Host: Adam Immerwahr; Artistic Director of Theater J

When: Wednesday, December 9 at 5pm – 6:15pm Eastern Time (2pm – 3:15pm Pacific Time)
How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link
Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members
RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

This Q&A/Interview will address a range of questions including:  

What factors should theatres and artists be thinking about prior to re-opening? What might the vaccine roll-outs look like? How can we expect the amount of people who can gather to shift as we hit certain markers? What cleaning and protective techniques will be necessary to implement? What might gathering in person for theater in the short term look like? 

An open discussion and Q&A with attendees will follow the discussion between Lewis and Adam.

NOVEMBER 2020 - AJT’s South and Central American Jewish Theatre Makers Panel

Six unique theatre artists share their challenges and successes in a rarely-highlighted part of the Jewish diaspora. Join us as leading South and Central American Jewish Theatre Makers discuss the opportunities and obstacles of making theatre in their countries, and how they have adapted theatremaking in the time of our global pandemic. 

Who:
Host and Panelist:
Helen Marcos, Playwright/psychodramatist. Artistic Director of La Caja Negra, México

Panelists:
Arian Abadi, actor, singer and producer, Panamá
Melanie Catan, actress, writer, director and BA in Visual Communications; Artistic Director of La Caja Negra, Uruguay
Rina Rajlevsky, theater director, radio host and cultural manager, México
Jody Steiger, theatrical designer, producer and consultant, Costa Rica
Michelle Wejcman, theatre director, producer, cultural manager, consultant, and Experience maker, Argentina

When: Sunday, November 29 at 4pm – 5:30pm Pacific Time (7pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time)
How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link
Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members
RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

This panel will address a range of questions including: What are the themes that arise uniquely in each country? Which themes are universal across your countries? How are theatre institutions supported financially in each country? What is the depth of Anti-Semitism in each country and how does it impact theatre-making? What lessons can Jewish artists around the world learn from the art being created in South and Central America?

An open discussion and Q&A period will follow the panel.

OCTOBER 2020 - AJT 2020 Virtual Conference

SEPTEMBER 2020 - Jewish Theatre - Looking Back, Going Forward

Who – Baron Kelly is an internationally recognized critic, historian, practitioner, and scholar.
Michael Posnick is a Theatre Director, who has had dramas and musical productions produced at The Manhattan Theatre Club, Yale Rep, Carnegie Hall, and the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center.
Ellen Schiff is the author of the seminal work “From Stereotype to Metaphor: The Jew In Contemporary Drama”.
Bob Skloot is the author and editor of many books and essays including the ground-breaking two-volume “The Theatre of the Holocaust” (1981, 1999).
David Y. Chack (moderator) is the Producing Artistic Director of ShPIeL – Performing Identity in Chicago and Louisville.

When – Thursday, September 24 at 8pm – 9:30pm Eastern Time (5pm – 6:30pm Pacific Time, 6pm – 7:30pm Mountain Time, 7pm – 8:30pm Central Time)

How – via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link
Tickets – Free for AJT Members, $18 for Non-Members
RSVP and More Info – email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

Renowned maestro and president of Bard College, Leon Botstein said several years ago, “I think what has happened in the U.S. is the normalization of the Jew. They’ve become as complacent and culturally undistinguished as the average, suburban, white middle-class American.

So how is Jewish Theatre able to meet that challenge of “normalization” in light of today’s shifting understandings of race, ethnic diversity, transculturalism, and new forms of religious life? What performances from the past and present can we use to inspire us? This webinar will look back to go forward, in order to project what the future of Jewish Theatre has in store.

AUGUST 2020 - Ethiopian Jews, Their History and Life with Naftali Aklum

Recording – Free for AJT Members, $20 for Non-Members
Email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org to receive the password.
Then click here to view the recording.

What – AJT’s August 2020 Webinar on Ethiopian Jews, Their History and Life with Naftali Aklum
WhoNaftali Aklum, Head of Yerus Tours and Lectures on Ethiopian Jews and Danielle Levsky, Writer, Clown, Visual Designer, AJT’s Social Media Manager
WhenSunday, August 23 at 1:30pm – 3pm Eastern Time (10:30am – 12pm Pacific Time, 11:30am – 1pm Mountain Time, 12:30pm – 2pm Central Time, 8:30pm – 10pm Israel Time)
How – via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link
Tickets – Free for AJT Members, $20 for Non-Members
RSVP and More Info – email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

In this webinar, story-teller Naftali Aklum will give a personalized account of the dramatic exodus of Ethiopian Jews from Ethiopia to Israel, fleshing out the unknown details of this amazing adventure.  Naftali will also show that the story does not end there, as most Israelis and Diaspora Jewry remain unaware of the difficulties and challenges currently encountered by Ethiopian Jews as they still try to gain traction in the Isreali mainstream, including within cultural arts institutions. Today as a member of the Ethiopian Israeli community in Beersheba, Naftali has developed a captivating educational experience that focuses on the history, culture and traditions of Ethiopian Jewry. Danielle Levsky, will join Naftali to ask questions about how to theatricalize his story and the story of his people. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage further with Naftali’s narrative.

JULY 2020 - AJT Playwrights Panel: Writing during Covid-19 Webinar

When: Sunday, July 12, 12pm – 1:15pm Central Time (starting at 10am Pacific Time, 1pm Eastern Time)
How: via Zoom, email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org for the link
Tickets: Free for AJT Members, $20 for Non-Members
RSVP and More Info: email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org

Who:
Host/Panelist: Jacqueline Goldfinger (she/they) is a Philadelphia-based playwright and librettist. She won the Yale Drama Prize, and her work has been produced around the world. Panelists:
Emma Goldman-Sherman (she/her), a NYC activist playwright, works to offer healing and agency to audiences.
Yehudah Jai Husband (he/him) is an NAACP Award-Winning Animation Producer/Director based in Louisville, Kentucky.
Wendy Kout (she/her) is an award-winning writer/producer of stage, screen, and television, and a producer of progressive issue fundraisers across the country. Based in Santa Barbara, CA.
Anike Tourse (he/hers) is a multimedia maker with accomplishments both in front of, and behind the scenes. She’s performed several solo shows across the U.S. and Edinburgh Fringe.
Jason Odell Williams (he/him) is an award-winning playwright & Emmy-nominated TV producer in New York City.

Join six leading AJT playwrights from around the U.S. for a discussion about the challenges and opportunities playwrights experience during this unique time. Hear how writers are responding to the pandemic and protests, how it is changing their view of process and voices in the room, and how they envision moving forward once theaters re-open. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

MAY 2020 - AJT Artistic Director Panel: Programming during Covid-19 Webinar

Recording – Free for AJT Members, $20 for Non-Members
Email jeremy@alljewishtheatre.org to receive the password.
Then click here to view the recording.

Who – Host/Panelist: Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director of CenterStage Theatre, Rochester, NY
Panelists – Adam Immerwahr, Artistic Director of Theater J, Washington D.C.
Ronda Spinak, Artistic Director of Jewish Women’s Theatre & The Braid, Los Angeles, CA
Barbara Brooks, Founder & Producing Artistic Director of Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, St. Paul, Minnesota
When – Sunday, May 10, 12pm – 1:15pm Central Time (starting at 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific)

Join four leading AJT Artistic Directors from around the U.S. for a chat about the challenges and opportunities of running a theatre during a global pandemic. Learn how our panelists are handling the crisis and what the future may look like for Jewish theatres. An open discussion and Q&A period will follow the presentations.

APRIL 2020 - Magical Dialogue Playwriting Workshop

What – Magical Dialogue Playwriting Workshop Webinar
Who – Emma Goldman-Sherman, Playwright and Founder of 29th Street Playwrights Collective
When – Sunday, April 12, 12:45pm – 3pm Central Time

The goal of Emma’s webinar is to help playwright participants understand how to use dialogue to forward the action in a scene. This webinar format came from Emma’s time teaching playwriting at the University of Iowa. She wanted to help her students understand how to use dialogue to forward the action in a scene, since the students hadn’t been trained as actors. Since teaching this to many people, Emma has found different ways to apply the exercise, and playwrights at various career stages enjoy using it. It’s also a great way to help playwrights tackle fear and judgment as it often arises in our work. 

Emma Goldman-Sherman’s work includes Counting in Sha’ab (Golden Thread; upcoming Duned in UNESCO Festival and Playingonair.org podcast dir. Omar Metwally); Perfect Women (Jane Chambers Award, All Out Arts Inc.); Significant Circus (Manhattan Theatre Source); ZEN & the Art of Mourning a Mother (EST/LA as a one-act, finalist Bechdel Festival as a full-length); FUKT (finalist, Unicorn); WHORTICULTURE (finalist, Campfire Festival, shortlisted Unicorn and Owl & Cat); 3 time finalist for Risk is This at Cutting Ball with Why Birds Fly, WHORTICULTURE, and Abraham’s Daughters. MAN & WIFE is one of the most recommended full length comedies on the New Play Exchange (NPX).

MARCH 2020 -Writing a Play from a Jewish Source

What – Writing a Play from a Jewish Source Webinar
Who – Toby Klein Greenwald, Artistic Director of Raise Your Spirits Theatre, Israel
When – Sunday, March 22, 1pm – 2pm Eastern Time

The goal of Toby’s webinar is to examine the process of study, writing and directing that comprises the creation of a show written from a Jewish source. We will discuss how to choose from among different interpretations, read between the lnes, and understand the historical context. Ask yourself what story or personalities speak to you personally; about what do you feel passionate? Have questions? Would like to learn more? Let the message reveal itself to you, even if it is something different than what you imagined when you began. Dare to be inspirational.

Toby is an award-winning theater director, journalist and educator, who has co-authored or authored six original biblical musicals for Raise Your Spirits Theatre – on Esther, Noah, Ruth, Deborah, the daughters of Tzelofchad, and Rebecca. They have been performed in  Israel (Rebecca soming soon) and several of them have been licensed for performance in the United States, Canada and India.

JANUARY 2020 - Tax Law Webinar

What – Tax Law Webinar
Who – Charles Grippo, Attorney and Theatre Producer
When– Monday, January 27, 7pm – 8:30pm, Central Time

Did you know that the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) opened up exciting new opportunities for non profit theater companies to raise money? Although TCJA upended the previous tax laws for charitable deductions, it created an array of techniques which actually encourage taxpayers to be even more generous than before in their support of their favorite non-profit charities. In this Tax Law Webinar Charles Grippo will show how your theater company can take advantage of the provisions in TCJA to substantially expand your efforts among your current donors and to open up new sources of funding. He will demonstrate how, properly used, TCJA can be a win for your donors, your theater company, and the community you serve.

Charles Grippo is an entertainment lawyer, commercially produced playwright, and the president of New Lincoln Theatre, Inc., and Grippo Stage Company, a 501(c)(3) public charity whose mission is to use theater to fight bigotry and hate, especially anti-Semitism. He is the author of The Stage Producer’s Business and Legal Guide, Second Edition, and Business and Legal Forms for Theater, Second Edition. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Author’s Guild, and the International Federation of Journalists. Mr. Grippo is a Board Member at Large of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre.

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