MJTC Wins an Ivey Award for Rose

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September 24, 2014

 

MJTC Wins an Ivey Award for Rose

St. Paul, MN -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) was awarded an Ivey Award for its late summer production, Rose, by Martin Sherman. Rose ran at MJTC from August 9 - 24, 2014 and took place in private homes. The production starred Sally Wingert and was directed by Hayley Finn.

The Ivey Awards Committee recognized Rose for its “intellect and emotional intensity,” calling Sally Wingert’s performance “captivating.” Rose weaves 80 years of memories into a personal portrait of Jewish identity and history from the perspective of an elderly woman sitting Shiva. Her memories weave their way all the way from a Ukrainian shtetl in the 1920’s to the Nazi invasion of Poland, to Israel and, finally, to modern American life in Miami.

Accepting the award on behalf of MJTC was Producing Artistic Director, Barbara Brooks. In her acceptance speech, Barbara thanked lead actress Sally Wingert, Director Hayley Finn, Stage Manager Kelli Tucker, Costumer Christine A. Richardson, and the gracious hosts who opened their homes for this uniquely intimate theatrical experience.

This is the fourth Ivey Award recognizing MJTC productions. The other Iveys were awarded to 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 currently celebrating its 20th 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 20th anniversary season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651)647-4315.

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