Don't Do This To Us!
In 2017, Rachel is worried that Jared Kushner is making the world more dangerous for Jews because his public image embodies the worst of ridiculous Jewish stereotypes: he's wealthy, avaricious, and ominously wields world power behind the scenes. She devises a plan to go back in time to 1999, hook up with teenager-Jared, and break his penis, preventing him from marrying Ivanka thus saving the reputation of Jews around the world.
The play explores anti-Semitic tropes in order to shine light on how ridiculous and untrue they are.
Tasha Gordon-Solmon has directed and developed new plays at Dixon Place, EST, The Tank, The Flea, INTAR, The Brick, Project Y, Pipeline Theatre, InViolet, Brooklyn Museum, New York Clown Festival, Fire This Time Festival, Sound Bites Festival at the Signature, New York Fringe Festival, Columbia University MFA Program, NYU Dramatic Writing MFA Program, Studio Tisch, Brooklyn Generator, Crashbox Theater Company, The Cell, The Claque, and the Young Playwrights Festival at the ONeill. As a writer, her work has been developed and produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville / Humana Festival, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, and the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival. She is the recipient of a Dramatist Guild Fellowship, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a member of the BMI Advanced Workshop, a member of Directors Lab West, and a VCCA Fellow.
Stephanie Swirsky writes about illness, death, grieving, and cultural identity with humor, levity, and a sense of romantic adventure. Her plays have been developed at The Brick, The Flea, Pasadena Playhouse, Theatricum Botanicum, and WordBRIDGE, among others. She is a CubaOne Literary Fellow, recipient of the Israel Baran Award, and under commission with the Iron Tongues Project between the University of Southern California and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Poland. Stephanie received her BA from NYU and her MFA in Dramatic Writing from USC.
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