Zohar Tirosh-Polk

Zohar Tirosh-Polk

Plays: Pieces, Land/Holy, Home/Front, The Zionists, Theo’s Dream, Waltz, Fog and Six have been produced and developed at The New Group, Magic Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Silk Road Rising, The Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab The Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Jewish Plays Project, Rising Phoenix Rep, the Lark Play Development Center, The Brick, HERE, among many others. Her English translation of...
Plays: Pieces, Land/Holy, Home/Front, The Zionists, Theo’s Dream, Waltz, Fog and Six have been produced and developed at The New Group, Magic Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Silk Road Rising, The Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab The Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Jewish Plays Project, Rising Phoenix Rep, the Lark Play Development Center, The Brick, HERE, among many others. Her English translation of Hanoch Levin’s play, Those Who Walk in the Dark is published in Wanderers and Other Israeli Plays by Seagull Books. A 2017-2018 LABA fellow, Zohar won the Jewish Plays Project’s new play competition for her play, Six. She’s a recipient of the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Theatre grant and a commission from Highbrow Productions. Zohar is currently the Israeli Dramaturg and Dialect coach for the Broadway production of The Band’s Visit directed by David Cromer. She has a B.A. in Literature and Writing from Columbia University and a Playwriting MFA from Brooklyn College under Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.

Plays

  • THE ZIONISTS
    Developed by the Jewish Plays Project and presented by Silk Road, THE ZIONISTS is an epic drama about three generations of one Zionist family and their search for home. Sonya writes a goodbye letter, Morris makes one fatal decision, Sheila clings and doesn’t let go, and the band rocks on. From Poland to Palestine, to Israel and later the U.S., THE ZIONISTS asks: Where is home? What is home? At what price? Who...
    Developed by the Jewish Plays Project and presented by Silk Road, THE ZIONISTS is an epic drama about three generations of one Zionist family and their search for home. Sonya writes a goodbye letter, Morris makes one fatal decision, Sheila clings and doesn’t let go, and the band rocks on. From Poland to Palestine, to Israel and later the U.S., THE ZIONISTS asks: Where is home? What is home? At what price? Who is Herzl? And, most importantly, what’s in the box?
  • THEO'S DREAM
    Theodor Herzl is a Viennese playwright who can’t wait to make it big. When he receives a correspondent position in Paris, he, for the first time, feels the true sting of anti-Semitism. Convinced that he is the man to solve the Jewish Problem for good, Theo explores many scenarios (and a play). As Theo’s most brilliant idea strikes him, he commits to it wholeheartedly, with a few missteps, tragic ones, a long the way.
  • OUR KIBBUTZ
    During the tumultuous days of the establishment of Israel, a mother is accidentally shot during training. The whole kibbutz aids in the cover up story fearing the British and drama ensues.
  • SIX
    A couple's sun-drenched six day journey to modern-day Israel is juxtaposed with the SIx-Day War.
  • HOME/FRONT
    June and her rock musician boyfriend, Michael, just had a baby girl. When June is asked to facilitate peace negotiations in a war-ravaged country, she must choose between her commitment to her family and the world.
  • LAND/HOLY
    It's the outbreak of the Second Intifada and Daria decides to return home. There she learns that her on-again off-again boyfriend, Ron has accepted a post in the Occupied Territories. Will Daria be able to stay this time? Will Ron keep his post? When turbulence hits too close to home will they choose fight or flight?
  • PIECES- A one woman show
    During the rise and fall of the Oslo Peace Accords and Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, a young woman leaves her dream ife in NYC and returns home to serve in the Israeli army.