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Voices From Ariel: Ten-Minute Plays Reflecting the Jewish Experience
Voices From Ariel: Ten-Minute Plays Reflecting the Jewish Experience
By Julianne Bernstein, Daniel Brenner, Hindi Brooks, Michael Elkin, Leslie Gold, Vivian Green, and Louis Greenstein.

Cast: 7m., 10w. (Fewer possible. Each play has 1 to 3 Characters.) This unique collection of 10 short plays was commissioned and produced by Theatre Ariel, one of the country's leading theater companies dedicated to Jewish culture through the medium of new plays. Some plays are about contemporary Jewish life, others are about Jewish women, while the rest are based on stories and characters from the Old Testament, giving them a theatrical and very modern up-to-date twist. In 'Til Death Do Us Plots, newly divorced and "dead" Art and Lucille are stuck for eternity and some everlasting "kvetching" in a double coffin. A widow who's a Class Act registers for everything from cooking to clowning at the local Y. A bumbling Foot Peddler tells of selling his wares in 19th-century Pennsylvania. Jewish women of all ages will appreciate the humorous mishaps of being: a Single Jewish Female poking around for a partner; The Ger (The Convert) trying to rally support from family and friends; and a mother and daughter who, In Spite of Everything, renew each other's faith while trapped in a Tel Aviv apartment during an Iraq scud attack. Where's Your Stuff? focuses on a young man who has given up his faith only to be jaunted in the middle of the night by the spirit of his long-departed bar mitzvah coach, Cantor Birnbaum. Smoke is a disquisition on cigars, memory and the Sabbath. In addition, we have two very clever Midrash biblical interpretations: a talking golden calf takes this Golden Opportunity to speak out on worshiping idols, while An Interview with a Scapegoat takes one reporter to task as she tries to get her story on the hottest goat in the wilderness! Simple set.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Anthology*Full-Length
Catalog Code:  V29
Cast Size:  17
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  88
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Target Audience: High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Senior Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Drama
ISBN (10): 0871298953
Julianne Bernstein is a two-time winner of the Off-Off-Broadway Original Short Play Festival in New York. Her winning plays, Autumn Leaves and Pizza: A Love Story, appear in Off-Off-Broadway Festival Plays:16th Series and 19th Series published by Samuel French, and To the Airport and Marla You're On appear in More One-Act Plays for Acting Students by Meriweather Publishing. She has ...More
Daniel Silberman Brenner is a reconstructionist rabbi and a senior teaching fellow at the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL) in New York City. He began his training as a playwright in 1987 creating comedy sketches for the ARK Repertory Theater in Madison, Wis., and WORT-Wisconsin Public Radio. Since then he has written and performed comedy at small ...More
Hindi Brooks writes for the stage, the page and television, teaches playwriting at UCLA and frequently lectures on writing. She has written numerous full-length and short plays, many of which have won awards. They have been translated into several different languages, produced internationally and published. Her one-woman show Lily, which deals with the Gulf War, tours internationally. She is a ...More
Michael Elkin is the winner of national and regional writing awards and honors including three fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts—two for playwriting, one for screenwriting. He has had 11 plays produced across the country including Los Angeles, Baltimore and Philadelphia. They include Cries in the Night at the Walnut Street Theatre and Fat Chance at the Beverly ...More
Leslie B. Gold (The Ger) has spent most of her life in the theatre backstage as a stage manager, casting director, literary manager and producer for Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Vineyard Theatre, Theatre for the New City, and The American Jewish Theatre in New York, and in public relations and marketing at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. At the ...More
Vivian Green has had plays produced around the Delaware Valley, off-off-Broadway and on NPR and WBAI radio. Her plays include The Foot Peddler, The Pact, In Loco Parentis, Dancing in the Dark, Single…Again, Westerbork (commissioned by Theatre Ariel) and Union Square (finalist, Dorothy Silver Playwrighting Competition). Her travel articles have appeared in national publications, and she has led numerous writing ...More
Louis Greenstein is the author of more than 10 plays including Interview with a Scapegoat, Smoke, The Ger, With Albert Einstein (co-written with Don Auspitz), In the Wee Hours and The Rose of Contention. Greenstein has been a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts playwriting fellowship and has been commissioned to write plays for Stageworks Touring Company and ...More
Deborah Baer Mozes is the founder and artistic director of Theatre Ariel. Since the inception of the company, she has given life to more than 36 new plays and directed the mainstage productions of The Rose of Contention, Dividends, Teibel and Her Demon and 36!. Mozes was literary manager and dramaturge for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia and directed ...More
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