A college student’s playwright mentor makes his parents uneasy in Jonathan Tolins’ hit play.
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Our parents may be our first and most important teachers, but part of growing up is finding new mentors who can point us toward success in our careers. In Jonathan Tolins’ new play, “Secrets of the Trade,” set in the 1980s, a theater-obsessed suburban Jewish teenager, Andy Lipman (Noah Robbins) becomes the protege of a legendary but egotistical Broadway playwright, Martin Kerner (John Glover).
From day school grads-turned-college freshmen to spiritual seekers in Jerusalem to South African emigrés, annual fest includes several Jewish-themed plays.
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Why are we commanded to wear fringes on our garments? They are a potent reminder of our Jewish identity but also indicate that who we are splays out into the rest of the world, and that the boundaries between us and other people can be fuzzy.
Differences in levels of religious observance between Jewish partners in a relationship often cause tensions and hurt feelings. But in Amy Holson-Schwartz’s new play, “Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?” starting this weekend at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, these differences become the subject of romantic comedy. Directed by Jay Falzone, the play has been described as “Scrubs” meets “How I Met Your Mother,” with a Jewish twist.
Michelle Slonim has been throwing 'Date My Jewish Friends' Parties trying to make love connection. Michelle has been in plays such as Jewtopia and Sex and the Holyland. She has combined her passion for Jewish plays and dating events.
The Date My Jewish Friend parties benefit the upcoming production of her play Michelle Slonim's Date Party scheduled for the spring 2011.The next DMJF party is scheduled for August 17 at Stand Up NY.