In Every Generation

One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again (and again and again) and while times, location, and languages change, traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly...
One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again (and again and again) and while times, location, and languages change, traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly reenacts the exodus from Egypt, each time asking themselves: must we define ourselves through trauma? Will we ever be free? And why is this night different from all other nights?
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In Every Generation

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  • Joanna Castle Miller:
    18 Jul. 2018
    In Every Generation is a haunting, poignant play about collective memory and the way in which we carry our pasts with us. By taking you on a journey through time and language, she explores what it means to be a family, a people, and an individual within a broader community. Ali has built a masterpiece around one dinner, and I can't recommend it enough.

Character Information

  • Dev Levi-Katz
    23,
    Chinese-American
    ,
    Female
    Speaks some Hebrew
  • Yael Levi-Katz
    19,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Speaks some Hebrew
  • Valeria Levi
    57,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Speaks Italian
  • Paola Levi
    85,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Speaks Italian and some Hebrew
  • Davide Levi
    87,
    White
    ,
    Male
    Speaks Italian and some Hebrew

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    North Coast Repertory Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    Last Frontier Theatre Conference
    ,
    2018
  • Reading
    ,
    The Barrow Group
    ,
    2018
  • Residency
    ,
    Wildacres Residency
    ,
    2017