Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Continuum Theater and The Jewish Plays Project present: The Midwest Jewish Play Writing Contest 2019
Noyes Street Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
Evanston, IL
Share this event:

Continuum Theater and The Jewish Plays Project present: The Midwest Jewish Play Writing Contest 2019
Sunday April 7, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Noyes Street Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center
927 Noyes Street
Evanston, IL  60201

Which Play Will Be Named Best Jewish Play of 2019?

3 New Plays to be showcased and audience votes for their favorite!

Over 150 playwrights from 27 states and 6 countries submitted plays to the Jewish Plays Project Contest this year.  More than 1,000 people across the country will contribute to choosing the ultimate winner. Regional contests are being held in Chicago, Houston, Charlotte,  Fairfax, Hartford, Silicon Valley and New York.   Volunteer readers from all walks of life, local audiences, and actors, will help select the BEST JEWISH PLAY of the year and shine a spotlight on all of the exciting semi-finalists and finalists.  The process of selection is unique, providing feedback to playwrights and giving their plays the exposure and publicity that can help them secure performance opportunities.

For the 6th year, Continuum Theater,  a not for profit Jewish theater and arts organization in Chicago,  teams up with contest founder, The Jewish Plays Project, to present the  contest in our region, The Midwest Jewish Play Writing Contest 2019.

Our Continuum Theater community selection committee has read 7 plays provided by the JPP and picked our top 3 favorites. Now it's your turn!

On April 7, at The Notes Street Theatre in Evanston, Continuum Theater has arranged for the community to see excerpts from three new plays, presented concert style, by professional actors.  The audience is engaged in a conversation about which play should be named Best Jewish play and votes for their favorite to continue on to the final round of the contest. Be the first to see these plays and meet the founder of The Jewish Plays Project, David Winitsky,  who will give an entertaining and informative presentation about the plays, playwrights and the contest.

The Midwest Jewish Play Writing Contest was generously underwritten by a gift from Continuum Theater supporter, Sonia Marschak.

Excerpts from these three plays will be performed:

Dox Modern Middle by Megan Pope, Los Gatos, CA
Rafaela, an orthodox girl, is sent to Israel to heal.  Overseas, she attempts to find common      ground between queerness and orthodoxy. How can you heal a wound you aren't sure you have?

The Shabbos Goy by Cary Gitter, Ann Arbor, MI
Angie Mastroantoni and Seth Konig. Lasagne and knishes. A romantic comedy.

In Every Generation by Ali Viterbi, San Diego, CA
Four Generations of the Levi-Katz Pesach Seder. Must trauma define us?  Will we ever be free?

More information about the playwrights and a short synopsis of the remaining  semi-finalist plays can be found here:

If you are interested in Jewish culture and history, creative writing, theater and plays, this event is for you.  As a voting member of the audience you contribute in your small way to Jewish cultural history.

Location Notes:
There is a parking lot as well as street parking.

Questions? Contact  Devorah Richards, Continuum Theater, founder and executive director:  Devorah@ContinuumTheater.org or call 847-780-7230

Share this page with a friend:  https://jewishplaycontest2019.brownpapertickets.com

Continuum Theater is a local Jewish theater and performing arts organization whose mission is to support Jewish learning, community and cultural continuity.  Continuum Theater is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
Web site:   http://www.continuumtheater.org
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Thank you for your interest in this event. Online sales are now closed. Tickets may be purchased at the door starting at 1:30 p.m. April 7, 2019


Noyes Street Theatre in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center (View)
927 Noyes Street
Evanston, IL 60201
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Contact us
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2020 Mobile EN ES FR