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Influential Jewish Playwrights
January 23 • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
One event on January 23, 2023 at 10:30 am
One event on January 30, 2023 at 10:30 am
What comes first, being a playwright or a Jew? In this three-part virtual lecture series, presented by the Miles Nadal JCC in Toronto, theater critic Lynn Slotkin explores the work of influential European, American, and Canadian playwrights.
Is there a distinction between being a Jewish playwright and a playwright who is Jewish? Or are they entwined? Is it obvious in the work? Is there such a thing as a Jewish theatrical sensibility?
Presented by the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in partnership with the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.
$12/session or $24 for the series
Virtual Conversations: 10:30 am PST / 1:30 pm EST
January 16: European Playwrights
Ansky (“The Dybbuk”); Sholem Asch (“The God of Vengeance”); Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (“Nathan the Wise”)
January 23: American Playwrights
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (‘ in a Lifetime,” “You Can’t Take It With You”); Arthur Miller (“Death of a Salesman”); Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”); Wendy Wasserstein (“The Sisters Rosensweig”).
January 30: Canadian Playwrights
Jason Sherman (“The League of Nathans,” “After The Orchard”); Hannah Moscovitch (“East of Berlin,” “The Children’s Republic”); Alex Poch-Goldin (“Yahrzeit,” “The Right Road to Pontypool”); Julie Tepperman (“Yichud – Seclusion”)
About the Guest
Lynn Slotkin has been a theatre critic for CBC Radio’s Here and Now, CIUT Friday Morning, and she conducted seminars in theatre criticism for Theatre Ontario. Her reviews and articles have been published in “The Globe and Mail,” “The Toronto Star,” “Performance Magazine”, “American Theatre Magazine,” “Eye Weekly,” “How Theatre Educates,” “Orbit,” “Mystery Scene Magazine,” “The Canadian Jewish News,” “London Free Press,” and “The Hollywood Reporter.” She has done theatre commentary for Studio Two on TV Ontario and CBC TV-Newsworld. She has been profiled in “The National Post,” “The Globe and Mail,” and on Bravo TV for the Arts and Minds Program. She also publishes the e-newsletter “The Slotkin Letter” which chronicles her theatre going in Toronto and internationally, and which is used as a resource for actors, directors, artistic directors and theatre aficionados. Lynn sees approximately 300 plays annually in Canada, the U.S and internationally. For more information, visit www.slotkinletter.com
At the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company we embrace and celebrate the Jewish story – stories about our history, stories about our beliefs, stories about our struggles and triumphs. These stories have been 5,000 years in the making; they have universal application. These stories have to be told and need to be seen. It is our responsibility and privilege to share them with the world. For more information, visit https://hgjewishtheatre.com/