To the Orchard

In TO THE ORCHARD, college student Rachel Bergman is propelled to reveal her sexual identity to her conservative father, who has hidden his own past for years. An Orthodox rabbi, a queer studies professor, and the spirits of Robert Plant and Virginia Woolf inhabit this slightly magic-realist play about family, making mistakes, retribution and coming clean. -National Foundation for Jewish Culture New Play...
In TO THE ORCHARD, college student Rachel Bergman is propelled to reveal her sexual identity to her conservative father, who has hidden his own past for years. An Orthodox rabbi, a queer studies professor, and the spirits of Robert Plant and Virginia Woolf inhabit this slightly magic-realist play about family, making mistakes, retribution and coming clean. -National Foundation for Jewish Culture New Play grant -Readings at Boston Playwrights Theatre and Brooklyn College -Grant from the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation -Jewish Plays Project 2016 Jewish Playwriting Contest Top 10 Finalist -World premiere from Playwrights Local 4181 (Cleveland, OH) in May, 2016
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To the Orchard

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    National Foundation for Jewish Culture, New Play Development Grant
    ,
    2007
  • Reading
    ,
    Boston Playwrights Theatre
    ,
    2007
  • Reading
    ,
    Building Bridges Festival, Brooklyn College
    ,
    2007

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Playwrights Local 4181
    ,
    2016

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