Although our 2012-2013 production season has come to a close, MJTC has two upcoming events to be excited about!
MJTC is excited to host the Association for Jewish Theatre's 32nd annual international conference June 2-5, 2013. The conference offers playwrights, performers, artistic directors, theater educators, scholars, and theater-makers of all kinds the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest trends in theater. Two juried showcases will spotlight solo performers and playwrights of Jewish works of all kinds. Sessions will include Children's and Family Theater with a panel moderated by Peter Brosius, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Children's Theatre Company; Visionaries in Contemporary Theater and application of unique ideas and programming; Arts Marketing; and Funding Sources. Emily Mann, multi-award winning director and playwright, will be the keynote speaker and will address the conference theme "Imagining Jewish Theater in the 21st Century." Ms. Mann has been the artistic director of the McCarter Theatre for the past 22 years and has garnered several Obie Awards. Under her direction, the McCarter received a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater. Ms. Mann is the recipient of Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson Awards, and has been nominated for Drama Desk and Outer Circle Awards. A special event honoring the world-renowned performer Theodore Bikel will take place on Sunday evening, June 2nd. Best known for his performances as Tevye in the film Fiddler on the Roof and Captain Von Trapp in the original stage production of The Sound of Music, Mr. Bikel is a film, recording, television, and stage performer. He is the recipient of an Emmy Award, and co-founder of the Newport Folk Festival. There will also be a tribute in memory of Tamara Brooks, Mr. Bikel's wife, who was a good friend of AJT and a talented musician.
All events are open to the public. To register for the entire conference please visit the Association For Jewish Theatre. To register for individual events, please call MJTC at 651-647-4315.
Did you enjoy this past season and are looking forward to our next season? Please join us on Thursday, June 6 at 6pm for a special event at I Nonni Italian Restaurant as we announce our 2013-2014 season. Get to know other MJTC supporters like yourselves, feast on a delicious dinner and enjoy actor-read short readings from the 19th season's productions!
Cost per person is $100 (Forty dollars of which is considered a donation to MJTC). This fabulous dinner will include appetizers, wine, salad, choice of four entrees, bread, dessert and coffee/tea. Space is limited, please make your reservations by calling 651-647-4315.