An immersive three-day experience celebrating the depth and diversity of Jewish theatre from near and far.

The transformative power of the performing arts is able to illuminate, instill hope and nurture empathy. Teaming up with the esteemed Jewish Plays Project (JPP) and plays2gather (p2g), we present an immersive three-day experience celebrating the depth and diversity of Jewish theatre from near and far.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 15

National Jewish Playwriting Contest Winner: The Last Yiddish Speaker

at The Colonial Theatre
Thursday, August 15 at 7pm

A reading of The Last Yiddish Speaker by Deborah Zoe Laufer, winner of the 13th Annual National Jewish Playwriting Contest.

Friday, August 16

Knosh & Knowledge with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Making Jewish Theatre in the 21st Century

In collaboration with the “Knosh and Knowledge” series of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

at The Colonial Theatre in the Garage
Friday, August 16 at 10:45am

A great conversation with local, national and international Jewish theatre makers, moderated by JPP Artistic Director David Winitsky.

OOF!: On One Foot 10-Minute Play Festival

On Stage at The Colonial Theatre
Friday, August 16 at 7pm

A diverse array of six 10-minute plays, four from competing writers from all over the world, as well as two established writers.

Saturday, August 17

Boston’s Adam Theater Presents “Library Lion”

at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, August 17 at 12pm

This enchanting adaptation will roar its way into your heart, before its World Premiere in September 2024 at the Boston Public Library.

Out of Character by Ari’el Stachel

at The Colonial Theatre
Saturday, August 17 at 7pm

Out of Character explores the intersections of race, mental health and survival in a way that’s raw, authentic and entertaining.

Passes must be redeemed through BTG’s box office for individual event tickets prior to the festival’s start. Individual event tickets are subject to availability.

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