Co-producing opportunity for a play with Jewish themes

Matthew Frener (Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Free Rayne Artists) and Michaela Stern (Co-Founder of Collaborative Artists) are joining forces on a project that is currently looking for new plays that tackle topical issues and which also include Jewish themes. They are searching for a writer who is willing to collaborate and make a truly thrilling piece of theatre. 
Matthew and Michaela are both Jewish Producers. Matthew has been producing scratch nights and new writing and Michaela produces commercial theatre.
Michaela co-developed and produced ‘You won’t succeed on Broadway, if you don’t have any Jews’- which was a journey through 8 decades of musical theatre and a show about how Jews shaped Broadway. 
It played at the Garrick Theatre, West End, then ran at The Tel Aviv Museum of arts before returning for a run in London and the St James Theatre, Main house, where it was subsequently nominated for a WhatOnStage award this year.
“We are looking to co-produce a full length play. We are certain that we want to produce a piece relating or based around Judaism. It should feature in the play but not be the main topic. We’d like for the piece to be mainly about a topical theme, such as mental health issues or dementia. Think along the lines of ‘People, Places and Things’ for the kind of pace, contemporary themes and abstract elements, to display the issues in the play. 
We are looking for a play that hasn’t been produced yet and a play that we can collaboratively develop and produce as a team, culminating in a London run, ideally mid 2017, at a London venue appropriate to the piece. Depending on success, there may be possible after life.” 
Please send any submissions or questions to:
Deadline December 8th 2016
Source: direct contact

4 thoughts on “Co-producing opportunity for a play with Jewish themes”

  1. jonathan Eli herrick

    Both your site and the PWC (Playwrights Center) site say the deadline is until December 8.

    Unless you have completely cancelled this project, I would appreciate it – and I believe it would be of benefit to you – if you honored that date and read my play, which seems to fit your intentions remarkable well.

    1. Hi Jonathan, we just share these opportunities so if you have an issue with your application it’s best to contact the organisers directly. Good luck!

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