February 2023 Newsletter

Tu BiShvat is February 5th-6th
Inside this Month's Issue:

Playwrights and Makers Group Info, AJT's 1st In-Person Gathering Since the Pandemic - in Washington D.C., Regranting Program Q&A, and more

Newletter Blurb February 2023


Ma Schlomech, AJT!

I mean that quite literally.

Just checking the pulse of your peace as we step into February. The first month of 2023 is in the rear-view and, if you are anything like me, it feels like it flew by like a bat out of hell, blowing so many of my well-meaning resolutions out of the well-intentioned water. One of the resolutions I made this year was to slow down and practice daily mindfulness so that my fast-paced professional, personal, and family lives would experience more of that blessed shalom. Yet I find myself sprinting into February, travelling, parenting, working, and pressing the gas on our latest production, and the form that shalom factors into any of it is as a parting salutation in that well-intentioned rear-view. So, this shout out to you is a well-needed shout out to myself. Shalom. If any of you made a resolution in 2023, such as getting more involved in AJT, donating, or making a pledge to our work, finally digging in and binging the Podcast archives, or reaching out to someone you made contact with at our last conference, and that resolution has gone the way of that new gym membership…shalom.

Give yourself grace AND space, and remember that it’s never too late to “revive and renew.” If a reset is in order, I pray that February is all the excuse you need to make art happen, philanthropy ensue, relationships ignite and AJT an active part of your peace.




Playwrights and Makers Group Gathering

Tuesday, February 21st, 8pm EST, via Zoom

Kristi Good (She/They)

This monthly virtual drop-in group meets to discuss the craft of making theatre,with a Jewish sensibility, and all the steps of the journey. Each month there will be a different moderator to contribute their skills and tools.


February Guest is Kristi Good (she/they) a freelance dramaturg and assistant professor of dramaturgy at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. She earned a Master’s in Dramaturgy at Villanova Theatre and a PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her scholarship and interests lean toward theater of trauma and uncovering suppressed narratives, particularly in regards to new play development. Kristi regularly dramaturgs for the Mid-America Theatre Conference Playwriting Symposium, an annual meeting of academic and independent theater artists that features a 10-Minute Play Festival, Fringe Festival, and a 24-Hour Collaboration Project. 

To attend, please RSVP to with "Playwrights and Makers Group"
in the Subject Line.





(in-person, for 1 DAY)

SUNDAY, March 12th, 2023, Washington DC


Join AJT at THEATER J For: 

10:30am: Speed Networking, a meaningful way to quickly connect with fellow members

12:00pm: Prestigious Guest Artist Workshop & Conversation

1pm: Catered Lunch and Conversation with new THEATER J Artistic Director Hayley Finn!

2pm: Attend performance of Gloria: A Life By Emily Mann

-Post Show Special Event






AJT Regranting Program


Tuesday, February 28th,

4pm PCT/ 7pm EST,

via Zoom



Join Executive Director Willow Jade Norton to ask questions about AJT’s Regranting Program. 


AJT Regranting Program provides support for new and innovative Jewish theatre by offering grants to theatre-makers and 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. This grant creates an open playground for artists to expand their capabilities and connect to a larger network to experience their work. 

To RSVP for the event,, with ‘Regranting Q&A’ in the subject line.


Grant Timeline:

Application Opens: March 27th, 2023  

Application Deadline: April 27th, midnight EST

Applicants Notified: May 12th

Evaluations Due: December 1st



AJT Members; Individual Member Artists and Member Theatres. To learn more, join the Regranting Q&A.


In the News from our AJT Community
Article by David Chack

Paula Vogel, author of Indecent, at the 2022 Tony Awards.
Why the decision to shut down a Jewish play in Florida borders on obscenity

The censorship of Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ in Jacksonville is a new and troubling development in the so-called culture wars

Article Here:
February 2023

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