Contact:    Morgan Holmes
                  Communications Manager
                  communications@mnjewishtheatre.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2016

 The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife director
Warren Bowles wins Ivey Award

Award is fifth Ivey honor in MJTC history

Minneapolis, MN – Twin Cities theater veteran Warren C. Bowles took home an Ivey Award for his direction of Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC)’s 2016 production of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch. The play, which portrays the existential angst of a bored housewife when an old friend arrives, featured Sally Wingert, Linda Kelsey and Maggie Bearmon Pistner as part of its stellar cast.

Bowles accepted the award at the Monday, September 19th ceremony, saying “When people say they are surprised, believe them!” The director recently celebrated his “rebirthday” on September 16, marking five years since he survived a sudden cardiac arrest during a performance at Mixed Blood Theatre.

The Ivey Awards were established in 2004 to celebrate and increase awareness of Twin Cities professional theater. Unlike similar ceremonies, there are no nominees, pre-determined award categories or set number of awards. The Ivey committee selects the limited number of winners based on volunteer evaluations, and feedback from participating theaters and the theater-going community. This year the committee recognized only 10 productions and artists, in addition to the recurring Emerging Artist and Lifetime Achievement awards.

This is the fifth Ivey award recognizing MJTC’s outstanding artists and productions. Previous honors were awarded to the overall production of Rose (2014), Miriam Monasch for her direction of Our Class (2012), Chris Griffith for his puppet design in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (2009), and Sally Wingert for her performance in Woman Before a Glass (2007).

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 22nd season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 22ndseason, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

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MJTC announces the professional theater premiere of Aunt Raini

Contact:      Morgan Holmes
                   Communications Manager
                   communications@mnjewishtheatre.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2016

MJTC announces the professional theater premiere of:

Aunt Raini
by Tom Smith
Directed by Kurt Schweickhardt

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the professional theater premiere of Tom Smith’s Aunt Raini, directed by Kurt Schweickhardt. This production runs from October 29 – November 20, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale October 4th and range $20-34. Student and group discounts are also available. To order, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org or call (651) 647-4315. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, October 29th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Inspired by the life of German film director Leni Riefenstahl, Aunt Raini is an incisive look at the tensions between art and politics, family legacy and personal identity. During a visit from her great-aunt Raini (Maggie Bearmon Pistner), successful gallery owner Katharine (Heidi Fellner) struggles to keep her family’s past buried. The threat of exposure intensifies when she introduces Raini to her Jewish boyfriend Joel (Michael Torsch), a struggling photographer exploring Judaism in his work. When Katharine inherits her great-aunt’s original film reels that document Adolf Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party, Joel and Raini's companion Horst (Dan Hopman) force her to confront the truth: whether Raini’s art is inextricably tied to its subject matter or can be judged for its artistic merit alone.

Cast:

Maggie Bearmon Pistner (Aunt Raini) returns to MJTC after previously appearing in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Jericho and The History of Invulnerability. Other theater credits include Jungle Theater, Park Square Theatre, Artistry, Red Eye Theater and Walking Shadow Theatre Company. In 2013, she debuted her one-woman, sold-out Fringe show They Called Her Captain. It was remounted at the Sabes Jewish Community Center in March 2016. Maggie is a voice-over and commercial talent.

Heidi Fellner (Katherine) appears at MJTC for the first time. She received her B.A. from Northern State University in South Dakota. She has appeared locally at Park Square Theatre, Frank Theatre, Old Log Theater and Actor's Theater of Minnesota, among others. Regional theater credits include Paul Bunyan Playhouse and Black Hills Playhouse. Heidi is a film, television and commercial talent.

Dan Hopman (Horst) has previously appeared at MJTC in A Report on the Banality of Love.
He most recently appeared in Scapegoat at Pillsbury House Theatre and Clybourne Park at Yellow Tree Theatre. Other local credits include Park Square Theatre, Pillsbury House Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, Theater Latte Da, Red Eye Theater, Yellow Tree Theatre, Balance Theatre Project, Theatre L’ Homme Dieu, History Theatre, and The Playwrights’ Center.

Michael Torsch (Joel) returns to MJTC after appearing in The Twenty-Seventh ManJericho and New Jerusalem. He is a co-founder of Sheep Theater, which so far in 2016 has produced George at Bedlam Lowertown and The Most Dangerous Game at the MN Fringe Festival. He has also worked with Cromulent Shakespeare Company and Workhouse Collective, and directed the Hennepin County Library's 2016 Northern Spark submission, Night Library.


Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 22nd season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 22nd season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

This activity is made possible through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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MJTC announces the opening of DAI (enough)

Contact:      Morgan Holmes
                    Communications Manager
                    communications@mnjewishtheatre.org

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2016

MJTC announces the opening of:
DAI (enough)
by Iris Bahr
Directed by Warren C. Bowles
 

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Iris Bahr’s DAI (enough), directed by Warren C. Bowles and featuring a striking performance by Miriam Schwartz, who led a sold-out run at MJTC in 2015 with her solo performance of Becoming Dr. Ruth. This production runs from August 17th – 31st, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale August 1st and are $34. Student and group discounts are available. To order, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org or call (651) 647-4315. Press passes are available for performances on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m.

Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of eleven vibrant characters in a Tel Aviv café before a bombing. The honesty of the characters – an Israeli expat New Yorker reconnecting with her family, an American Latina actress on location, a Christian evangelist and a Palestinian professor, to name a few – reveals the humanity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Cast:


Miriam Schwartz is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. She was previously seen as Daphna in Bad Jews, Dr. Ruth in Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jessica in Jericho, and Ayelet in Handle with Care. Other theater credits include Walking Shadow Theatre Company (Gabriel), 7th House Theater (Cinephillia), Workhaus Collective (Homegrown, The Hollow), Guthrie Theater (Born Yesterday), and Theatre Forever (The Brutes), as well as roles including Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Jenny in In Game or Real, and multiple roles in Clandestino.

Creative Team:


Warren C. Bowles (Director) previously directed The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Jericho, and Photograph 51 at MJTC. He has more than 40 years of experience as an actor, director, fight choreographer, and playwright at Mixed Blood Theatre and other theaters across the country. Directing credits include Park Square Theatre, San Diego Public Theatre, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Interact, Southwest State University, Augsburg College, and others. In 2004, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak proclaimed a "Warren Caesar Bowles Day." Warren is a recipient of a 2005 McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists.

Liz Josheff Busa (Costume Design) has previously designed for MJTC in The Tale of the Allergist's WifeJericho and Photograph 51. As well as being a freelance designer, she is a Red Eye Theater company member where she has collaborated on over 40 productions.  Her theater work includes costume, set, and projection design. In addition, she has designed for film and television, and has worked in arts education as a teaching artist.

Paul Epton (Lighting Design) discovered theater lighting at Carleton College and was an award-winning designer in Detroit. Since moving to Minneapolis, he’s designed regularly for MJTC (over 50 shows, including Stars of David, My Name is Asher Lev, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Old Wicked Songs), Mixed Blood Theatre (In the Time of the Butterflies, Ruined), Off-Leash Area (Maggie’s Brain, Psst!), Torch Theater (Turn of the Screw, Dancing at Lughnasa), and Day Trippers, among others. 

Michael Hoover (Scenic Design) returns to MJTC, having designed Bad JewsThe Tale of the Allergist’s WifeThe Twenty-Seventh ManJericho, and Stars of David. Michael designs sets locally for many theaters, including Juno and the Paycock (co-designer) and Choir Boy at Guthrie Theater. Other stage design credits include Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Theater Latté Da, and Torch Theater. In addition to his freelance career as a scenic designer, Michael is on staff as the Lead Scenic Artist at the Guthrie Theater.

Anita Kelling
 (Sound Design) graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2010 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Previous MJTC designs include The Chanukah GuestBecoming Dr. RuthHandle with CareHanukkah Lights in the Big Sky, and The Magic Dreidels. Around town, she has designed productions for Park Square Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Yellow Tree Theatre, 20% Theatre Company, COLLIDE Theatrical Dance, Theatre Unbound, Freshwater Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Chameleon Theatre Circle, and the Sabes JCC Theatre. 

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 22nd season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 22nd season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

This activity is made possible through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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MJTC announces its 2016 / 2017 Season

Contact:     Morgan Holmes
                   Communications Manager
                   communications@mnjewishtheatre.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2016

MJTC announces its 2016 / 2017 Season

New season features a world premiere and
Twin Cities favorite Sally Wingert in her directorial debut

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce its 22nd season of staging stories about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds. MJTC is led by producing artistic director Barbara Brooks. “With the unprecedented success of our previous season, I wanted to make sure this season’s selections and complementary Doorways programs continue to excite our growing audiences,” said Brooks.

The season begins with the solo performance DAI (enough) (August 17 – 31, 2016), the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. Jarring and complex, the play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of eleven vibrant characters in a Tel Aviv café before a bombing. The honesty of the characters and their voices reveals the humanity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Miriam Schwartz (seen at MJTC in Bad Jews, Becoming Dr. Ruth, and Jericho) returns to MJTC to take on this expansive role, directed by Warren C. Bowles.  

Next will be the professional theater premiere of Washington-based playwright Tom Smith’s drama, Aunt Raini (October 29 – November 20, 2016), inspired by the life of German film director Leni Riefenstahl. Katharine is a young, successful art gallery owner. Joel, her Jewish boyfriend, is a struggling photographer exploring Judaism in his work. When Katharine inherits her great-aunt Raini’s original film reels that document Adolf Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party, Joel forces her to examine whether Raini’s art is inextricably tied to its subject matter or can be judged for its artistic merit alone.

In celebration of the holidays MJTC will restage its original commission The Magic Dreidels (December 6 – December 21, 2016), adapted by Twin Cities playwright Jenna Zark from the endearing book of the same name by noted children’s author Eric A. Kimmel. Jakob, a curious young boy with a knack for misplacing things, loses his Hanukkah dreidel down a well. A goblin living in the well replaces his dreidel with magical ones, setting off a series of adventures for Jakob with his father and his lonely neighbor, Fruma Sarah. A charming and festive holiday tale for the whole family, The Magic Dreidels is an opportunity to learn about the cultural traditions of Hanukkah, and the universal themes of sharing, compassion, and friendship. Directed by Michael Kissin and starring Soren Thayne Miller (seen in MJTC’s 2015 The Chanukah Guest) as Jakob.

The new year will begin with the 2011 Outer Critics Circle Award-winning play The Whipping Man (February 4 – 26, 2017) by Matthew Lopez and directed by Sally Wingert (seen at MJTC in Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Rose, Women Before a Glass, Family Secrets, and 2.5 Minute Ride). It’s April 1865 and the Civil War is over. Caleb De Leon, a young Jewish Confederate soldier, returns home wounded to find his plantation home burned and looted, and his former slaves Simon and John now freed. As Simon, brought into the Jewish faith by the DeLeon family, prepares a Passover seder, the three men help each other navigate their newfound understandings of family, power and freedom, until the secrets that still bind them start to unravel.

To end the season, MJTC will present the world premiere of theater/film/TV writer and producer Wendy Kout’s new comedy, We Are the Levinsons (April 22 – May 14, 2017). Lil and Lenny Levinson’s house is brimming with hummed tunes and bright chatter when their daughter Rosie makes a surprise homecoming for Lil’s birthday. Three weeks later, Lil’s sudden passing leaves Rosie miscast to fill her mother’s shoes as she fights to rally the depressed Lenny and her rebellious daughter Sara. Through death, dysfunction and delusions, the Levinsons and their caregiver Coco, a transwoman hoping to start her own family, revel in the artifacts and rituals that help us survive.

All performances are held in the theater of Highland Park Community Center at 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Season subscriptions are now availableTo order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 22nd season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 22nd season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, as well as support from Fredrikson and Byron, P.A., the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, RBC Wealth Management, and Target®.

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MJTC announces the opening of BAD JEWS

Contact:      Morgan Holmes
                     Communications Manager
                     communications@mnjewishtheatre.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2016 

MJTC announces the opening of:
Bad Jews
By Joshua Harmon
Directed by Hayley Finn

 St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews, directed by Hayley Finn. This production runs from April 30th – May 22nd, 2016 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.  Individual tickets go on sale March 25th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Conflicts over family, faith and identity explode in this edgy, new comedy. Crammed in a Manhattan apartment the night after their grandfather’s funeral, two cousins face off in a battle to inherit a family heirloom. First in the ring – college senior Daphna, who oozes “Super Jew” from her upcoming rabbinical studies to her Israeli boyfriend. Her opponent is Liam, a secular and entitled grad student who arrives with shiksa girlfriend Melody in tow. With Liam’s younger brother Jonah thrust into the impossible position of peacemaker, the rivals argue, insult and try to outwit each other to the bitter, hilarious end.

Cast:

 Miriam Schwartz (Daphna Feygenbaum) was previously seen in Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jericho, and Handle With Care. Other theater credits include Walking Shadow Theatre Company (Gabriel), 7th House Theater (Cinephillia), Workhaus Collective (Homegrown, The Hollow), Guthrie Theater (Born Yesterday), and Theatre Forever (The Brutes), as well as roles including Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Jenny in In Game or Real, and multiple roles in Clandestino. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.

Michael Hanna (Liam Haber) appears at MJTC for the first time. He currently stars as Romeo at Park Square Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet. Other recent theater credits include Guthrie Theater (My Fair Lady, Born Yesterday, Those Who Favor Fire), Mixed Blood Theatre (Stars and Stripes), and Hope Summer Repertory Theater (The Light in the Piazza, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chaps!).  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.

Michael Torsch (Jonah Haber) returns to MJTC, after appearing in The Twenty-Seventh Man, Jericho and New Jerusalem. Other theater credits include Normandale Theatre (RED), Agile Rabbit Theatre Company (Beget), and Cromulent Shakespeare Company (The Comedy of Errors). He also recently directed and acted in an original stage adaptation of Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game at the Bedlam Lowertown. 

Adelin Phelps (Melody) appears at MJTC for the first time. She most recently appeared in Lullaby at Theater Latté Da. Other credits include Park Square Theatre (King Lear), Theatre Forever (The Nature Crown, The King is Dead), Illusion Theatre/Transatlantic Love Affair (These Old Shoes, Ash Land), and Walking Shadow Theatre (Compleat Female Stage Beauty). In March 2016, she will appear as Sharon in Watermelon Hill at History Theatre.

 Creative Team:

Liz Josheff Busa (Costume Design) has previously designed for MJTC in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Becoming Dr. RuthJericho and Stars of David. As well as being a freelance designer, she is a Red Eye Theater company member where she has collaborated on over 40 productions.  Her theater work includes costume, set, and projection design. In addition, she has designed for film and television, and has worked in arts education as a teaching artist.

Andrew Lee Dolan (Sound Design) most recently sound designed at Red Eye Theater for The Slow Motion Carnival and My Life is All But Over. His design work has been featured at Bank of Ireland Theatre, Town Hall Theatre, Galway Arts Centre, and the Múscailt Arts Festival in Galway, Ireland as well as The Mütter Museum (Philadelphia, PA), Fairfield University (Connecticut), and Bryant Lake Bowl locally. He has been a guest artist in sound and performance at Fairfield University and Century College. 

 Paul Epton (Lighting Design) discovered theater lighting at Carleton College and was an award-winning designer in Detroit. Since moving to Minneapolis, he’s designed regularly for MJTC (over 50 shows, including Stars of David, My Name is Asher Lev, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Old Wicked Songs), Mixed Blood Theatre (In the Time of the Butterflies, Ruined), Off-Leash Area (Maggie’s Brain, Psst!), Torch Theater (Turn of the Screw, Dancing at Lughnasa), and Day Trippers, among others. 

Hayley Finn (Director) is Associate Artistic Director at the Playwrights’ Center. She directed Rose, The History of Invulnerability, Compulsion or the House Behind, The Last Word..., Handle With Care, and The Gospel According to Jerry at MJTC. Other theaters she has directed at include Cherry Lane Theatre, History Theatre, New Dramatists, The O’Neill, The Public, Vineyard Theatre, Walker Art Center, Workhaus Collective, and Nine Gates Festival-Prague. She has assistant directed Tony Award-winning productions, is a recipient of the Ruth Easton Fellowship, Drama League Fellowship, and TCG New Generations Future Leader grant.

Michael Hoover (Scenic Design) returns to MJTC, having designed The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Twenty-Seventh ManJericho and Stars of David. Michael designs sets locally for many theaters, including Juno and the Paycock (co-designer) and Choir Boy at Guthrie Theater. Other stage design credits include Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Theater Latté Da, and Torch Theater. In addition to his freelance career as a scenic designer, Michael is on staff as the Lead Scenic Artist at the Guthrie Theater.

Robert J. Smith (Properties Design) has designed props for MJTC’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Chanukah GuestJericho and New Jerusalem. He's designed props for 21 shows at Theatre in the Round, most recently for Fahrenheit 451Black Coffee and Treasure Island, and stage-managed 3 shows. Other local credits include Gray Space, Starting Gate,  Tedious Brief Productions and Walking Shadow Theatre Company. In Salt Lake City, he was resident stage manager for the Children's Theater at Promised Valley Playhouse. Robert has a degree in radio and TV broadcasting.


Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 21st season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 21stseason, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

This activity is made possible by a grant from Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Opportunity Fund and by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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MJTC announces the opening of: The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife

Contact:     Morgan Holmes
                     Communications Manager
                     communications@mnjewishtheatre.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2015

MJTC announces the opening of:
The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife
By Charles Busch
Directed by Warren C. Bowles
Starring Sally Wingert

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, directed by Warren Bowles and starring Sally Wingert. This production runs from February 13th – March 6th, 2015 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Individual tickets go on sale January 8th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, February 13th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 14th at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Marjorie Taub is depressed, frustrated and utterly dissatisfied. Plunged into the throes of a midlife crisis, no one is safe from her theatrical eruptions of self-doubt and self-pity. Neither Ira, her philanthropic yet distracted husband, nor Frieda, her mother who has a penchant for colon talk, can distract her from her angst. That is, until a mysterious childhood friend arrives and shakes things up. Flamboyant and full of surprises, this Tony-nominated satirical romp is sure to leave audiences laughing with abandon.
 

Cast:

David Coral (Ira Taub) has appeared onstage at MJTC in The Magic Dreidels, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, My Name is Asher Lev, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Twilight of the Golds, and The Chosen. Other acting credits include Pillsbury House, Torch Theater, and Park Square Theater, among others.  Directing credits include Theatre in the Round, Starting Gate Productions, and Shadowplay. David is also a freelance commercial, film and voice-over talent, and is a principal actor in the feature-length films Dawning and Little Words

Charles Goitia (Mohammed) appears at MJTC for the first time. He graduated from the University of South Dakota’s Musical Theatre program and has performed in musicals and operas locally with Lyric Arts, The Chameleon Theatre Circle, and Skylark Opera, among others.

Linda Kelsey (Frieda) returns to MJTC, after appearing in Handle with Care. She is best known for the role of Billie Newman on the television show Lou Grant. Other TV credits include ERThe Mary Tyler Moore ShowM*A*S*H, The Twilight ZoneStreets of San Francisco, and Eleanor and Franklin. Local theater credits include Guthrie Theater, Park Square Theatre, Torch Theatre and Mixed Blood Theatre, among others.

Maggie Bearmon Pistner (Lee Green) return to MJTC, previously appearing in Jericho and The History of Invulnerability. Other theater credits include Jungle Theater, Park Square Theatre, Artistry, Red Eye Theater and Walking Shadow Theatre Company. In 2013, she debuted her one-woman sold-out Fringe show “They Called Her Captain.” Maggie is a voice-over and commercial talent.    

Sally Wingert (Marjorie Taub) previously appeared at MJTC in Family Secrets, Woman Before a Glass (for which she won her first of two Ivey Awards), 2.5 Minute Ride, and, most recently, the 2014 Ivey award-winning production Rose. Other credits include Guthrie Theater, where she has appeared in more than 80 productions since 1985, Theater Latté Da, Mixed Blood Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Park Square Theatre, Children's Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, Dark and Stormy Productions, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and The O'Neill. She was awarded a 2014 McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists.
 

Creative Team: 

Warren C. Bowles (Director) previously directed Jericho and Photograph 51 at MJTC.  He has more than 40 years of experience as an actor, director, fight choreographer, and playwright at Mixed Blood Theatre and others across the country. Directing credits include Park Square Theatre, San Diego Public Theatre, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Interact, Southwest State University, Augsburg College, and others. In 2004, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak proclaimed a "Warren Caesar Bowles Day." Warren is a recipient of a 2005 McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists.

Liz Josheff Busa (Costume Design) has previously designed for MJTC in Becoming Dr. RuthJericho and Stars of David. As well as being a freelance designer, she is a Red Eye Theater company member where she has collaborated on over 40 productions.  Her theater work includes costume, set, and projection design. In addition, she has designed for film and television, and has worked in arts education as a teaching artist.

Paul Epton (Lighting Design) has designed regularly for MJTC (over 50 shows, including Photograph 51, Handle With Care, Goats, My Name is Asher Lev, Women's Minyan, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Rose, Old Wicked Songs, The Chosen), Mixed Blood Theatre, Off-Leash Area, Torch Theater, and Day Trippers, among others. 

Michael Hoover (Scenic Design) returns to MJTC, having designed The Twenty-Seventh ManJericho and Stars of David. Michael designs sets locally for many theaters, including Juno and the Paycock (co-designer) and Choir Boy at Guthrie Theater. Other stage design credits include Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Theater Latté Da, and Torch Theater. In addition to his freelance career as a scenic designer, Michael is on staff as the Lead Scenic Artist at the Guthrie Theater.

C. Andrew Mayer (Sound Design) has designed sound previously at MJTC for The Twenty-Seventh Man, JerichoNew Jerusalem, The History of Invulnerability, and Photograph 51, among others, and designe projections for Stars of David. He was a McKnight Theatre Fellow and won an Audelco Award for his design for Carlyle Brown's Pure Confidence at 59E59 in New York City. During the summer, he serves as Producing Director of the Acadia Repertory Theatre in Maine.

Robert J. Smith (Properties Design) has designed props for MJTC’s The Chanukah Guest and New Jerusalem. He has designed props for 15 shows at Theatre in the Round, most recently for Black Coffee and Treasure Island, and stage-managed three shows. Other local credits include Gray Space Performance Company, Starting Gate Productions, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and Tedious Brief Productions. In Salt Lake City, he was resident stage manager for the Children's Theater at Promised Valley Playhouse. Robert has a degree in radio and TV broadcasting.

Kelli Tucker (Stage Manager) has been the regular stage manager for MJTC since 2011. She stage-managed the Ivey Award-winning productions Rose and Our Class, as well as The Chanukah Guest, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jericho, Stars of David, New Jerusalem, Handle with Care, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Photograph 51, and others.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 21st season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 21stseason, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.     

MJTC announces the return of its holiday show: "The Chanukah Guest"

Contact:     Morgan Holmes
                    Communications Manager
                    communications@mnjewishtheatre.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2015
 

MJTC announces the return of its holiday show:
The Chanukah Guest
By Jenna Zark
Based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel
Directed by Candace Barrett Birk

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) will feature The Chanukah Guest, an original MJTC commission, as its holiday show this year. The Chanukah Guest returns from its sold out run from last year to play December 6 - 22, 2015 at MJTC’s theater home at the Highland Park Community Center (1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116). This production is appropriate for children ages 3 and up. For tickets, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org.

The Chanukah Guest is based upon the children’s book of the same title by Eric A. Kimmel. David’s grandmother, Bubba Brayna, may be losing her vision and hearing, but she always makes the best potato latkes in the village. As she prepares her kitchen for the first night of Chanukah, a knock at the door reveals a most unexpected visitor. This charming, heartwarming, and imaginative tale explores the cultural traditions of Chanukah and will bring extra excitement to the holiday season for theatergoers of all ages.

The Chanukah Guest will actively engage children in the audience, opening each performance with interactive opportunities allowing children to experience the production from a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective. These opportunities include assisting with set pieces and props placements, as well as observing lighting and sound checks.

Creative Team: 

Jenna Zark (Playwright) is a playwright whose work, The Magic Dreidels, was previously commissioned for MJTC. Her work, A Body of Water, was published by Dramatists Play Service and was produced at Circle Repertory in New York. Recent Twin Cities productions include Alyeska at Blank Slate Theatre, A Great Miracle Happened Here at the Illusion Theater’s Fresh Ink Series, A Little Princess at Steppingstone Theatre, and I Wouldn’t Be Here and In Coya’s House at the History Theatre. Jenna is a two- time winner of McKnight Artists Fellowships and a member of the musical theater collective Prosody. This year, she also published The Beat on Ruby’s Street, a novel for middle-school readers.

Candace Barrett Birk (Director) is an actress, teaching-artist, director, and health-coach.  She was the director of the Children’s Museum of Los Angeles, and has directed/performed with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theater, and locally, with the Guthrie Theater, Live Action Set, Hippocrates Café, Theatre in the Round and Open Eye Figure Theater.  She also teaches acting at the Guthrie Theater and serves as Lead Artist for their Theater and the Healing Arts program. Candance last appeared on the MJTC stage in Our Class, and returns for the second year as director of The Chanukah Guest.

 

Cast:

Alex Brightwell (Rabbi / Guest) graduated from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. actor training program. He appeared previously at MJTC as Simon in New Jerusalem, Joe Shuster in The History of Invulnerability, and Don Caspar in Photograph 51.  Other credits include Guthrie Theater, Public Theater of MN, Walking Shadow Theatre, Theatre in the Round, and The Strange Capers.

Kirby Bennett (Bubba Brayna) was previously seen at MJTC in Women’s Minyan, Chaim’s Love Song, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, The Magic Dreidels and Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky. She is Artistic Director and company member of Girl Friday Productions, which won an Ivey award in 2011 for Street Scene. She will appear in March as Mrs. Bradman in Blithe Spirit at the Old Log Theatre. Other recent credits include Frank Theatre, Red Eye Theater, Park Square Theatre, and the Jungle Theater.

Soren Thayne Miller (David) will appear on MJTC’s stage for the first time. He most recently starred in The Music Man at the Guthrie Theater as Winthrop, and as Jojo in Seussical the Musical at Ashland Productions. He has also appeared in A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater, How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Children’s Theatre Company, and Oliver! at Young Artists Initiative. Soren is also a Cub Scout and enjoys choir, chess club and playing the trumpet.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 21st season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 21stseason, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.     

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Morgan Holmes Appointed Communications Manager at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company

Contact:   Barbara Brooks
                  Barbara@mnjewishtheatre.org
                  (651) 647-4315

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2015

MORGAN HOLMES
APPOINTED COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
AT MINNESOTA JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) welcomes Morgan Holmes to the MJTC family as Communications Manager in the newly structured ½ time staff position.

Morgan brings a range of theater experience to MJTC. Originally from Texas, she has made her home in the Twin Cities since graduating from Carleton College.  Her background includes a summer residency with Cornerstone Theater Company and a literary internship at the Guthrie Theater.  She recently concluded two years of work with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz in the areas of communications and administration, as well as working with students in theater at Benilde St. Margaret High School.  Morgan brings a broad background in community and audience engagement along with a special interest in theater’s role in the exploration of identity.   

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization currently in its 21st  season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

 

MJTC Announces the Opening of Regional Premiere: THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN

Contact:     Barbara Brooks
                    Barbara@mnjewishtheatre.org
                    (651)647-4315

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 2015

 

MJTC ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF REGIONAL PREMIERE:
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
A new play by Nathan Englander
Directed by Kurt Schweickhardt

“a meditative look at an attempt to eradicate a civilization”
                                                                            -The New York Post

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of The Twenty-Seventh Man, a new work by Nathan Englander. This regional premiere runs from October 17 – November 8 at MJTC’s theater home in the Highland Park Community Center, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $20 - $32, with student and group discounts available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for the performances on Saturday, October 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin’s police have rounded up 26 of the giants of Yiddish literature. As judgment looms, a 27th prisoner is tossed inside: a young man, unpublished and unknown.  Baffled by his arrest, the cellmates contemplate party loyalty, politics, and their own imprisonment and fate.  First written as a short story by Nathan Englander, the drama is based on the real incident of “the night of the murdered poets” in the Lubyanka Prison in Russia in 1952.

Cast:

Jôher Coleman (Moishe Bretzky) is a stage, TV, and voice-over talent. Favorite stage roles include the Jewish high priest Caiaphas in Kingdom Undone and Dr. Patel in Play What's Not There at the Guthrie Theater. TV credits include Head of the Class (series regular) Growing Pains, and Handy Manny

Gabriel Murphy (Vasily Korinsky) makes his Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company debut in The Twenty-Seventh Man. He trained at Webster Conservatory and the British American Drama Academy. Recent credits include Theatre Pro Rata (A Lie of the Mind), The Jungle (You Can’t Take It With You), Workhaus Collective (The Reagan Years), Park Square (4,000 Miles), The Kentucky Repertory Theatre (Moonlight and Magnolias), and Walking Shadow Theatre Company (Compleat Female Stage Beauty).

Michael Kissin (Yevgeny Zunser) is an actor, director, musician, and college educator. A company member at Mixed Blood Theatre for over 20 years, Michael also served as Artistic Director at Minnesota Festival Theater in Albert Lea and Artistic Director of Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan Playhouse. At MJTC, he directed Talley’s Folly, Goats, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, and Stars of David, and starred in the one-man show, Boychik. His broad range of onstage roles include the Fiddler in A Christmas Carol for 13 seasons at the Guthrie Theater.

Skyler Nowinski (Agent in Charge) is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. actor training program. He previously appeared at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company in The Chanukah Guest, New Jerusalem, The Magic Dreidels, Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky, and The Last Word... Other credits include Why We Laugh (Fortune’s Fool Theater and Nine Gates Jewish Culture Festival in the Czech Republic), Mixed Blood Theatre, Walking Shadow, The Strange Capers, Workhaus Collective, The Showboat, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Naveh Shavit-Lonstein (Guard) previously appeared at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company as Jacob in The Magic Dreidels, and was an ensemble member of Parade. Since 2006, Naveh has worked with numerous theater companies including Theater Latté Da, Children’s Theatre Company, Youth Performance Company, (directorial debut) Nimbus Theater, Girl Friday Productions, and has played Dromio of Ephesus in The Boys from Syracuse and Moonface Martin in Anything Goes both with Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists where he is an 11th grader.

Michael Torsch (Pinchas Pelovits) is happy to be returning to MJTC after playing Dr. Kim/Alec in Jericho this past spring, and Baruch de Spinoza in New Jerusalem. Other credits include Ken in RED (Normandale Theatre), Dad in Matthew McGuire's Beget (Agile Rabbit Theatre Company), and Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Cromulent Shakespeare Company). He also recently directed and acted in an original stage adaptation of Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game at the Bedlam Lowertown. 

Creative Team:

Kurt Schweickhardt (Director) has a long history with Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company.  Previous directing projects for the theater include New Jerusalem, A Strange and Separate People, The 75th (inaugural season), The Value of Names (which starred MJTC’s Producing Artistic Director, Barbara Brooks), and Old Wicked Songs. Kurt has also performed at MJTC in The Shadow of the Valley. He teaches at Normandale Community College, and is a freelance actor and director.

Michael Hoover (Scenic Design) returns to MJTC, having designed Jericho and Stars of David last season. Michael designs sets locally for many theaters, most recently Juno and the Paycock (co-designer) and Choir Boy at Guthrie Theater. Other stage design credits include Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Theater Latté Da, and Torch Theater. In addition to his freelance career as a scenic designer, Michael is on staff as the Lead Scenic Artist at the Guthrie Theater.

Annie Cady (Costume Design) returns to MJTC after previously designing many shows including New JerusalemThe Last Five YearsThe Last Word..., The Magic Dreidels, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Cherry Docs, Miklat, and The Action Against Sol Schumann. Other credits include Children's Theatre Company, Commonweal Theatre, Dark and Stormy Productions, Normandale Theatre, Park Square Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Threads Dance Project, the University of Minnesota, Workhaus Collective, and Zenon Dance.

Paul Epton (Lighting Design) discovered theater lighting at Carleton College and was an award-winning designer in Detroit. Since moving to Minneapolis, he’s designed regularly for MJTC (over 50 shows, including Photograph 51, Handle With Care, Goats, My Name is Asher Lev, Women's Minyan, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Rose, Old Wicked Songs, and The Chosen), Mixed Blood Theatre, Off-Leash Area, Torch Theater, and the Jon Hassler Theater. 

C Andrew Mayer (Sound Design) has been privileged to work with many of the finest Twin Cities theater companies. Previously for MJTC, he was sound designer for Jericho, New JerusalemThe History of Invulnerability, and Photograph 51, among others, and projections designer for Stars of David. He was a McKnight Theatre Fellow and won an Audelco Award for his design for Carlyle Brown's Pure Confidence at 59E59 in New York City. In summer, he serves as Producing Director of the Acadia Repertory Theatre in Maine.

Kelli Tucker (Stage Manager) has been the regular stage manager for MJTC since 2011. She stage-managed the Ivey Award-winning productions Rose and Our Class as well as Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jericho, Stars of David, New Jerusalem, Handle with Care, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Photograph 51, and others. 

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization currently celebrating its 21st season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC, visit mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651)647-4315.

This project was made possible with support from the Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment, a fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Foundation.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

MJTC Announcing Opening of Becoming Dr. Ruth

Contact: Katharine Kline, Communications Manager

612)205-1609 or mnjewishtheatre@gmail.com

For Immediate Realase

July 28, 2015

MJTC ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF BECOMING DR. RUTH:

A SOLO SHOW WITH MIRIAM SCHWARTZ

By Mark St. Germain

Directed by Craig Johnson

“Inspiring and highly enjoyable.”

                                     -The New York Times

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of the solo show, Becoming Dr. Ruth, starring Miriam Schwartz and directed by Craig Johnson. This regional premiere runs from August 20 - 30 at the Highland Park Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Tickets range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651)647-4315 or visit mnjewishtheatre.orgPress passes are available for the opening night performance on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm. 

Dr. Ruth Westheimer is well-known for her career as a pioneering sex therapist, but few people know her incredible life story. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and becoming an Israeli sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother in America, Mark St. Germain deftly illuminates this remarkable woman's untold story. Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty, and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became Dr. Ruth. 

Cast:

Miriam Schwartz (Dr. Ruth) is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. She was previously seen at MJTC as Jessica in Jericho, and Ayelet in Handle With Care. Other theater credits include Walking Shadow Theatre Company (Gabriel), 7th House Theater (Cinephillia), Workhaus Collective (Homegrown, The Hollow), Guthrie Theater (Born Yesterday), and Theatre Forever (The Brutes), as well as roles including Sonya in Uncle Vanya,  Jenny in In Game or Real, and multiple roles in Clandestino.

Creative Team:

 Craig Johnson (Director) has directed and acted at many area theaters including MJTC, directing Mizlansky/Zilinsky or Shmucks and appearing in Jest a Second. He recently directed The Matchmaker for GirlFriday Productions and Boeing Boeing for Torch Theater. Craig received Ivey Awards for directing (Street Scene, Girl Friday Productions, 2011) and acting (Gross Indecency, Walking Shadow, 2013) and was named Theatre Artist of the Year 2013 by City Pages. 

Kirby Moore (Scenic Design) began his Twin Cities career on a design internship at Children's Theatre Company.  Former MJTC design work includes The Chanukah GuestKing of the Kosher GrocersRose,Sight Unseen, and The Magic Dreidels. Design work for other theaters includes Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, and Theatre in the Round. Feature film credits include Purple RainRunaway Train,Invaders from MarsThat was then, This is now, and many television commercials. Kirby is the resident designer and technical director for Metropolitan State University, and prop master for the History Theatre.

Liz Josheff Busa (Costume Design) has previously designed for MJTC in Jericho and Stars of David. As well as being a freelance designer, she is a Red Eye Theater company member where she has collaborated on over 40 productions.  Her theater work includes costume, set, and projection design. In addition, she has designed for film and television, and has worked in arts education as a teaching artist.

Paul Epton (Lighting Design) discovered theater lighting at Carleton College and was an award-winning designer in Detroit. Since moving to Minneapolis, he’s designed regularly for MJTC (over 50 shows, including Photograph 51Handle With CareGoatsMy Name is Asher LevWomen's Minyan, The Triangle Factory Fire ProjectRose, Old Wicked Songs, and The Chosen), Mixed Blood Theatre, Off-Leash Area, Torch Theater, and the Jon Hassler Theater. 

Anita Kelling (Sound Design) graduated from the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2010 with a BA in Theatre Arts.  She is delighted to return to the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, where she previously designed The Chanukah Guest,  Handle with CareHanukkah Lights in the Big Sky, and The Magic Dreidels.  Around town, she has designed productions for Park Square Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, 20% Theatre Company, COLLIDE Theatrical Dance, Theatre Unbound, Freshwater Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Chameleon Theatre Circle, and The Sabes JCC Theatre.

Jonathan Gross (Projections Advisor) consulted on the projection design for MJTC’s recent productions of My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan WeddingPhotograph 51and The History of Invulnerability.  He has previously been a technical assistant to lighting and set designers for several productions at MJTC including The Chanukah GuestMoonlight and Magnolias, My Name is Asher Lev, and Our Class. Jon is a visual artist and photographer.  

Kelli Tucker (Stage Manager) has been the regular stage manager for MJTC since 2011. She stage-managed the Ivey Award-winning production, Rose. Other credits at MJTC include JerichoStars of DavidNew JerusalemHandle with CareMy Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Our ClassPhotograph 51, and others. 

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization currently celebrating its 21st season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about MJTC and its 21st season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651)647-4315.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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