With the generous support of CANVAS, a partnership of five Jewish foundations working with Jewish Funders Network, AJT is able to provide 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.
The Regranting program provides an open playground for artists to expand their capabilities and connect to a larger network to experience their work.
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AJT Regranting Recipients for 2022 are:
Gail Ann Duberchin:
For her play Raizel's Return, a Jewish content fantasy play adapted from my novel of the same title.
Casey J. Adler:
For a dialect coach for the play Mort Rye, the History Guy, where Casey performs the lead character. This play explores the implications of being a patriot as an American Jew. The character of Mort Rye is a children’s television history host, who must have the ability to speak in multiple dialects and accents through puppets.
To support a four-day Workshop and four live Staged Reading presentations of the play, I Was A Stranger Too, in Minnesota. The play tells the story of a Jewish woman who seeks to help asylum seekers in the U.S., drawing upon her mother’s experience as a child Holocaust survivor.
To bring Sara’s performance piece The Broken Mishkan to a broader audience in partnership with a San Francisco Bay Area theater or arts center. Weaving memoir and midrash, The Broken Mishkan follows Sara’s creative journey toward wholeness after being diagnosed with a chronic illness and celebrates the poignant connections between art, healing, wilderness, and blessing.
To three in-person table reading workshops of High School Dybbuk in New York to keep developing the play High School Dybbuk, an all- women play about a production of S. Ansky’s classic Jewish play The Dybbuk at an all-girls Jewish day school in the tristate area.
To contribute to the creating and filming of puppets, featuring a singing FISH and dancing COW. Puppet musical PAINT tells the story of a young Jewish child’s quest to be an artist.
Robyn Shrater Seeman:
To producing Artists Circle Showcase, an evening of performing arts, by women for women. Many barriers exist in the performing arts for observant Jewish women.
Jewish Short Plays:
The Jewish Short Play Laboratory is a new play/performance group that encourages writers and performance artists to create topics that are on the edge, and even subversive about Jewish culture.
To "Secret of the Possible" a contemporary theatrical adaptation of three mystical Jewish tales from 18th Century Ukraine/Poland. This will support an ensemble of seven young artists (actors, musicians, dancers), lead by Yehuda Hyman through Mystical Feet Company- weaving story, music and dance to bring these life-affirming Jewish stories to the stage.
To Theater J’s Yiddish Theater Lab, which is dedicate to preserving and reviving the forgotten literature of the Yiddish Theater through English-language readings, workshops, commissions, and productions. Their third commissioned artist with the Lab is Aaron Posner, who is creating a new adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman stories, originally published in Yiddish in 1894.
To commission Joshua Reuben Silverstein, a Jew of Color and an award-winning actor, writer and beat-boxer, to write a new one-person show to debut at The Braid in Los Angeles and then tour nationally in theatres and venue spaces. The show gives Joshua, and audiences alike, a timely opportunity to freshly explore race, Jewish identity, and values through personal narrative, humor, and his special kind of music.
Please join us in congratulating all of our recipients!