WASHINGTON, D.C.: Theatre J has introduced that Tony-winning creator Itamar Moses is the recipient of the 2022 Trish Vrandenburg New Jewish Play Prize for his play The Ally. Moses shall be awarded $15,000 and may have a studying of his play carried out at Theater J’s Annual Profit on Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C. The studying shall be directed by Theatre J’s affiliate inventive director, Johanna Gruenhut. The award shall be bestowed at that occasion together with the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize.
The award acknowledges a brand new play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish expertise. The award is in reminiscence of philanthropist, playwright, and Alzheimer’s analysis advocate Trish Vradenburg, who served on Theater J’s Council for 13 years.
The Ally examines when Center East politics develop into college politics, and vice versa. When Assaf agrees to be the college advisor to a brand new scholar group on campus, his politics, affiliations, religion, and relationships are put to the check on this darkish comedy.
“Individuals might be rational or emotional when speaking and excited about Israel, however normally not concurrently,” mentioned Gruenhut in a press release. “This play manages to seize that internal battle. It’s a very of-the-moment play. And one which I can not cease excited about.”
Moses received a Tony for the e-book of the musical The Band’s Go to. Different works embrace The Whistleblower, Outrage, Superstar Row, The 4 of Us, Yellowback, Again Again Again, and Bach at Leipzig. His work has appeared Off-Broadway and at regional theatres throughout the nation and in Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Venezuela, Turkey, and Chile. He has obtained new-play commissions from the McCarter, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Rep, the Wilma Theater, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Membership, Lincoln Middle, and the Goodman. Moses holds an MFA from New York College.
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