Programs and Events


Upcoming Events 

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AJT Bake-Off: A Short Plays Experience


Borrowing from Paula Vogel’s Bake-Off, a bake-off is a quickly written exercise on an assigned theme with assigned elements that folks do within a short period of time. 


April 18th, 7 pm EST/4 pm PST: Bake-off Short Plays Workshop for All: How to write a short play. Led by Rachel Carnes (Read more about Rachel below). RSVP Required. For Members only. Or $18 for nonmembers.

April 19th: Prompt/ ‘ingredients’ go out for Bake-Off, plus actor and director sign-up sheet.

Please Note: To act or direct, you must be a AJT member or Theatremacher and be available for the entire day on May 19th, 10am-10pm EST/ 7am PST/7pm PST.

April 25th: Bake-off piece due.
The Chef comes up with a theme and 5 ingredients that each playwright must use in their play.
(Examples: Each play takes place during a Jewish holiday, each play has a food fight, etc.) 

Thursday, May 2nd: Announcements go out for Bake-off.

Monday, May 6th: Casting/Directors announcement.

May 19th, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Bake-Off Performance!


About our Workshop Leader, Rachel Carnes: 

Rachel Carnes


Playwright Rachael Carnes received a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellowship, a 2021 Lighthouse Writers Workshop Advanced Dramatic Writing Fellowship, and has had more than 250 readings, development workshops and full productions, across the U.S., U.K., the Middle East, Canada and Asia, with recent invitations to develop work at the William Inge Theatre Festival, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Playwriting Intensive, the Midwestern Dramatists Center Conference, the Mid-America Theater Conference, the American Association for Theatre in Higher Education New Play Development Series, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ivoryton Playhouse Women Playwrights Initiative, the Parson’s Nose Theatre’s Women Playwright Series, the Cambridge U.K. WriteON Festival and the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, with her play selected for full production at Great Plains. Her work is seen in many literary journals, including the Coachella Review, the Silk Road Review, Feels Blind Literary, the Extinction Rebellion, Some Scripts, the StoneCoast Review, Quince Magazine, Hamilton Arts & Letters, Smith & Kraus Best Plays and Best Monologues anthologies, the Hominum Journal, the Canyon Voices Literary Magazine, the Ponder Review and more. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Rachael is the founder of Code Red Playwrights, a consortium of writers across the country, responding to gun violence. She served for three years as regional representative for the Dramatists Guild of America, is the coordinator of New Play Development for KDC Theatre, London, and is a festival reader for the Athena Project, the Blank Theatre Living Room Series, the American Association of Theatre in Higher Education and the Great Plains Theatre Commons. Rachael lives in Oregon with her beautiful family. Find her work on New Play Exchange.




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Theatremachers Program

A Fellowship for Young Theatremakers ages 18-36 involving skill-building workshops with industry professionals, hands-on development labs where artists workshop their work, and a showcase to premier and celebrate their work.  

AJT Regranting Program

AJT will provide support for new and innovative Jewish theatre by offering grants to theatre-makers/theatres to support new work in the field that has potential to reach audiences at either established Jewish theatres or theatres committed to shepherding their work.

AJT Member Theatre Apprentice Program

Through a generous grant from Canvas, AJT is able to offset the honorarium fee for apprentices to work at Member Theatres. We have a pool of qualified applicants waiting and ready - our AJT Theatremachers!



AJT is starting a new regional ambassador program to better support our members. Learn who your Ambassador is, and connect with AJT artists and theaters near you!


On The Bimah

On The Bimah (formerly known as Theatre Schmooze) is a monthly podcast where we chat with Jewish theatre makers from around the world about their art, Judaism, and vision for theater’s future. 

Monthly Plays & Playmakers Group Gatherings

Led by a special guest each month, theatre artists can meet and network. RSVP for our next upcoming meeting below.


Members have access to our opportunity listing. Those seeking theatre professionals can post their job opportunities, and our members can apply for those opportunities.


Seeking an Artist?

Those searching to find an artist to collaborate with or hire should post their needs to the form below, and a member artist who is suitable will be able to access the posting, and apply.



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