Jewish Plays Project

Jewish Plays Project

The Jewish Plays Project puts bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages. The JPP’s innovative and competitive development platform is a unique tool for Jewish agencies and forward-thinking donors to engage emerging artists in their Jewish identity while simultaneously securing mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays and musicals.

The JPP is a boutique new play...
The Jewish Plays Project puts bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages. The JPP’s innovative and competitive development platform is a unique tool for Jewish agencies and forward-thinking donors to engage emerging artists in their Jewish identity while simultaneously securing mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays and musicals.

The JPP is a boutique new play development house for R&D for Jewish theater. We work from Idea to Page, matching emerging writers with Jewish thought leaders as they create; and from Page to Stage, advancing the best new shows to production in New York and around the country.

The JPP has created “Jewish Dramaturgy”, a one-of-a-kind process that bridges secular culture and Jewish wisdom. With each project we develop, 6-10 young Jewish artists work together to test Jewish ideas and content through active artistic work and hands on advice from Jewish thought leaders (clergy, scholars, professionals and lay leaders).

Our Vision: Over the next 10 years, the JPP will develop 120 new plays and musicals featuring over 1,000 actors, directors, playwrights and designers, and advocate for their work with major theaters across the country. The result: 10 new Jewish plays and musicals will enter the canon of world dramatic literature.