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David Lloyd Olson Announced as New Managing Director At Theater J

heater J has announced that David Lloyd Olson (he/him) will become its new Managing Director on August 16, 2021. Olson joins Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr (he/him) in the leadership of the theater, which is a program of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC).
​​​​​​​Theater J Announces BECOMING DR. RUTH and FIRES IN THE MIRROR

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf have announced two plays as part of the return to live, in-person programming in Fall 2021: Becoming Dr. Ruth and Fires in the Mirror.
Theater J Expands Israeli Theater Collection With Nine Filmed Productions

Theater J is growing its innovative Israeli Theater Collection with nine high quality streaming videos with English-language captions from many of Israel’s leading theater companies. The collection provides audiences across North America exclusive access to the productions, all of which were filmed pre-COVID.
Theater J Launches Israeli Theater Collection, Commissions A New Play By Aaron Posner, and Expands Classes

Theater J, the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater cancels all previously scheduled in-person programming through May 2021 due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joshua Harmon and Nicole Cox Win Inaugural Prizes for Jewish Plays, Presented by Theater J

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf have announced the winners of two new play prizes: Joshua Harmon wins the Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize for Prayer for the French Republic and Nicole Cox wins the Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize for Abomination.
Theater J Cancels Fall 2020 Productions

Theater J, the nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater, announced that, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the three productions originally scheduled for fall 2020 are being canceled.
Theater J Has Announced Their 2020/2021 Season

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf have announced Theater J's 30th anniversary season of five plays and two musicals. The nation's largest and most prominent Jewish theater company, Theater J celebrates its anniversary with a season that features all the elements that have become signature to its work: stories that illuminate the Jewish condition, joyfully celebrate humanity, and challenge us to empathize and think more deeply about the world.
Theater J to Present NATHAN THE WISE for Their Upcoming 30th Anniversary Season

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf announce Nathan the Wise for Theater J's upcoming 30th Anniversary Season. Written by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and adapted by Michael Bloom, Nathan the Wise runs February 24 - March 14, 2021. Adam Immerwahr directs, and Mitchell Hebert stars as Nathan.
New Jewish Play Prizes Announced By Theater J

Theater J, the nation's premier professional Jewish theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf, announces two new national Jewish play prizes.
Theater J Selected To Participate In New National Initiative

Following a rigorous selection process, Theater J will participate in a significant nation-wide program, the Single Ticket Theater Collective, launched by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theater, and TRG Arts, an industry pioneer and leader in data-driven consulting for arts and cultural professionals. During the five-month initiative, Theater J and nine other theaters from across the country will collaborate on single ticket campaign plans, classroom-style shared learning, and one-on-one consulting with the goal of maximizing single ticket revenue and deepening patron loyalty.
The Welders Announce Third Generation of Producing Playwrights

A new generation of playwrights is taking over The Welders -- Washington DC's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work.
Theater J Announces Its 19/20 Season - OCCUPANT, THE WANDERERS, and More!

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr and Managing Director Jojo Ruf announce the 2019-2020 season, welcoming home audiences to a beautiful and refreshed theater located in the newly renovated Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on 16th Street. The season includes four plays and one musical, all being produced for the first time in DC, as well as the triumphant return of a recent Theater J hit. From an intoxicating new musical set in Tel Aviv based on the Song of Songs to the late-career masterpiece by multiple Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee, Theater J's season celebrates journeys of every kind with a provocative and ambitious slate of plays. Of the six shows, three have future runs: two in New York City and one at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.
Theater J Announces New Managing Director

Theater J, the nation's pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, is delighted to announce that Jojo Ruf will become its new Managing Director on January 28, 2019. Ruf joins Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr in the leadership of the theater, which is a program of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC). Ruf comes to Theater J from The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, where she has been serving as Managing Director since 2015. She is a nationally-recognized field leader with particular expertise in international collaborations and new play development.
The Welders Have Started The Search For Their Next Generation

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-are starting the search for a third generation of generative artists to take the helm of the organization on January 1, 2020. Applications are now available on TheWelders.org.
Play In A Day Returns Feb. 17

Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours. The plays will be presented at the 14th annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8pm at Imagination Stage, located at 4908 Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda.
Third U.S. Delegation Travels to 2017 Santiago a Mil Festival

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab), is organizing its third delegation to the Santiago a Mil Festival from January 17-22, 2017.
The Welders Welcomes New Generation of Playwrights

A new generation of playwrights takes over The Welders (winner of the 2016 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theater Company) -- Washington DC's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- today, August 1, 2016. The Welders Playwrights' Collective was founded in 2013 to be an alternative platform for production in DC that would be passed on to future generations.
New Theatre Artists to Take Over The Welders

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-are about to pass the torch to eight D.C. theater artists who will take over the collective on August 1, 2016.
The Welders Win Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new plays-has received the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theater Company. Presented at theatreWashington's Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, the award recognizes and encourages the efforts of companies who are just getting started yet have produced a body of work that is new, daring, and groundbreaking.
The Welders Welcome Two New Board Members

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-has added two members to their Board of Directors.

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