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    Silicon Valley Jewish Playwriting Contest

    Be a part of shaping contemporary Jewish theater with this fun, interactive event!

    When: Tuesday, 5/4/2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Where: Online


    OFJCC Oshman Family JCCThe Jewish Plays Project is once again proud to present The Silicon Valley Jewish Playwriting Contest—2021 Digital Edition!

    Every year, the Jewish Plays Project puts out a call for playwrights whose work speaks to the 21st century Jewish experience. After narrowing down the many submissions, ten plays are put forward for panels at nine regions around the country to select their three favorite. Earlier this year, a panel of volunteer readers chose the Silicon Valley Top 3 from among the 10 contest finalists .

    On Tuesday, May 4, we will present scenes from the three works that Silicon Valley selected as the best of the best.

    This fun, interactive event will allow YOU to vote for your favorite. The winners from each of the nine regions around the country will vie to receive a full developmental production in New York City.

    Silicon Valley's Top Three Plays:
    • OKLAHOMA SAMOVAR by Alice Eve Cohen, directed by Sara Rodriguez
      In 1887, two Latvian teenagers flee Russia and become the only Jews in the Oklahoma Land Run. A century later, their daughter reinvents their story, aided by ghosts, blintzes and strong Russian tea.
    • [email protected] by Joanna Castle Miller, directed by William Steinberger
      An aspiring writer's public shaming reveals a dark secret and forces her family to face the past in a new way.
    • WHAT WE FOUND by Molly Olis Krost, directed by Nikki Meñez
      A new play about mixed-raced identity, how we choose to define "family," and what we keep hidden away in our garage.
    This event is FREE! You will receive a link to the Zoom event in advance of the evening.

    Tuesday, May 4
    7:00–8:30 PM
    Online via Zoom
    Contact: Luba Palant | [email protected]


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