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9th Annual Jewish Playwriting Contest Northern Virginia

Thursday, May 9 @ 7:00 pm

Three plays. 90 Minutes. One winner. You decide.

At our 9th annual contest, enjoy professional actors stage readings of contemporary Jewish plays selected by the Northern Virginia Readers Panel. This slate of highly original, theatrically vibrant plays are a not to miss.

Selections include:

by Noga Flaishon (London, UK)
In the near future Memoriam inc. buys and sells memories, digitizing them for mass-viewership. Now they are after the memories of the last holocaust survivor.

The Last Yiddish Speaker
by Deborah Zoe Laufer (Mount Kisco, NY)
In the new, post-insurrection America, an ancient Yiddish-speaking woman is deposited on Hannah and Paul’s doorstep. Should they hide her, or save themselves…

Why This Night
by Daniel Kitrosser (Philadelphia, PA)
A Typical 19th Century Queer Shtetl Seder Murder Mystery! It’s like if Agatha Christie, John Waters and Tevye the Milkman had an orgy, with mOYder!

Come VOTE  to determine which of these three plays will be the TOP JEWISH PLAY of 2024!

Pay what you can!

Questions? Contact:

Producer, Jewish Playwriting Contest

Sarah Berry


Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
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