Modern Jewish Plays

Edited by Jason Sherman
Afterword by Ross Manson

Modern Jewish Plays
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Six plays. Six playwrights. Six takes on Israel. From those who've been there, those who live there, and those that don't.
"Jews are modern people. On every subject we are rational, we are children of enlightenment. Except. About Jews." —Masada by Arthur Milner

"You are sovereign. ... Read more


Overview

Six plays. Six playwrights. Six takes on Israel. From those who've been there, those who live there, and those that don't.
"Jews are modern people. On every subject we are rational, we are children of enlightenment. Except. About Jews." —Masada by Arthur Milner

"You are sovereign. You are the one who thinks, feels, decides and kills." —The Murder of Isaac by Motti Lerner

"I'm going to do my best to save your skin. But I need your help. I need you to tell me what you really did during the war." —The Trials of John Demjanjuk: A Holocaust Cabaret by Jonathan Garfinkel

"…at least I was still in Israel—and no matter how hopeless and bloody the country gets, simply being in Israel still counts for something back here among the folks who aren't." —Hand in Hand by Simon Block

"I'm treating you with respect. I only beat you up because I thought you were a Jew. One of those bleeding-heart leftists from the Theatre Department." —Shooting Magda (The Palestinian Girl) by Joshua Sobol

"There are no answers, Nathan. Only positions. What's yours?" —Reading Hebron by Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman has written extensively for the stage, radio, and television. His plays include Remnants (A Fable); It's All True; Patience; Reading Hebron; The Retreat; The League of Nathans; An Acre of Time; and Three in the Back, Two in the Head, which won the Governor General's Literary Award for Drama. He served as executive story editor and writer on the TV series ReGenesis, earning Gemini and Canadian Screenwriting Award nominations. For CBC Radio he wrote National AffairsIrving Invectus, and Graf, for which he received the Canadian Screenwriting Award for radio drama. He is currently working on several television, radio, and film projects. He lives in Toronto.

Ross Manson

Ross Manson is an award-winning director, and the founding artistic director of Volcano, an internationally acclaimed theatre company based in Toronto.

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