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Theater J is proud to announce the winner of the 2022 Theater J Trish Vradenburg New Jewish Play Prize: Itamar Moses together with his play The Ally. That is the third yr Theater J is awarding the prize, which acknowledges a brand new play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish expertise. The prize awards $15,000 to a longtime playwright in honor of a brand new Jewish play and is devoted to the reminiscence of philanthropist, playwright, and Alzheimer’s analysis advocate Trish Vradenburg, who served on Theater J’s Council for 13 years and will likely be awarded together with the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize at Theater J’s Annual Profit on Tuesday, November 15, at 8:00 PM in Washington, DC.

“Folks might be rational or emotional when speaking and fascinated about Israel – however normally not concurrently. This play manages to seize that internal battle,” says Johanna Gruenhut, Theater J Affiliate Inventive Director. “It’s a very of-the-moment play. And one which I can not cease fascinated about.”

Itamar Moses. Picture by Andrew Eccles.

The Ally examines when Center East politics are college politics on this beautiful new play. When Assaf agrees to be the school advisor to a brand new pupil group on campus, his politics, affiliations, religion, and relationships are put to the check on this soul-searching darkish comedy.

The award and excerpts from the play will likely be offered alongside the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize on the Theater J annual profit on November 15, 2022, in Washington, DC. The studying will likely be directed by Johanna Gruenhut.

“Profit attendees may have the chance to rejoice the vibrancy of the theater and Jewish communities of Washington, DC,” says Theater J Managing Director David Lloyd Olson. “Itamar Moses is among the many biggest Jewish playwrights of our time, and we’re delighted to award him this prize and listen to a part of The Ally learn reside on November fifteenth.” Tickets for the profit begin at $350 and can be found at TheaterJ.org/Profit or by calling Theater J’s growth workplace at 202.777.3225.

Previous finalists for the Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize embrace One Jewish Boy by Stephen Laughton, which Theater J is producing in its US premiere June 7 by way of July 2, 2023. The inaugural winner of the Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize was Joshua Harmon’s Prayer for the French Republic, which acquired its world premiere at Manhattan Theater Membership in January 2022 and acquired 4 Drama Desk Awards together with Excellent Play.

About Itamar Moses

Moses is the Tony Award-winning writer of the full-length performs The Whistleblower, Outrage, Movie star Row, The 4 of Us, Yellowback, Again Again Again, Completeness, Bach at Leipzig, and The Ally, the musicals No one Loves You (with Gaby Alter), Fortress of Solitude (with Michael Friedman), and The Band’s Go to (with David Yazbek), and the night of brief performs Love/Tales (Or However You Will Get Used to It). His work has appeared Off-Broadway and elsewhere in New York, at regional theatres throughout the nation and in Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Venezuela, Turkey, and Chile, and is printed by Faber & Faber and Samuel French. Different awards for his work embrace Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, and Obie awards in New York, in addition to awards from the Portland, San Diego, Dallas, and Bay Space Theatre Critics Circles. He’s acquired new play commissions from The McCarter, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Rep, The Wilma Theater, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Membership, Lincoln Heart, and The Goodman. Tv work contains MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, OUTSIDERS, THE AFFAIR, and BRAVE NEW WORLD. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU and has taught playwriting at Yale and NYU. He’s a member of the Dramatists Guild and a New York Theatre Workshop Normal Suspect. Born in Berkeley, CA, he now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

About Theater J

Theater J is a nationally famend, skilled theater that celebrates, explores, and struggles with the complexities and nuances of each the Jewish expertise and the common human situation. Their work illuminates and examines moral questions of our time, inter-cultural experiences that parallel our personal, and the altering panorama of Jewish identities. Because the nation’s largest and most distinguished Jewish theater, they intention to protect and increase a wealthy Jewish theatrical custom and to create neighborhood and commonality by way of theater-going experiences.

Concerning the Edlavitch DCJCC

Theater J is a proud program of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Group Heart (EDCJCC). Guided by Jewish values and heritage, the EDCJCC engages people and households by way of its cultural, leisure, instructional, and social justice applications by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds to attach, be taught, serve, and be entertained collectively in ways in which replicate the distinctive position of the Heart within the nation’s capital.

The Edlavitch DCJCC embraces inclusion in all its applications and actions. We welcome and encourage the participation of all individuals, no matter their background, sexual orientation, talents, or faith, together with interfaith {couples} and households.

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