In his Broadway show about Jewishness, antisemitism, and whiteness, ‘Just for Us,’ the comic makes audiences ponder who the ‘us’ is.
The first preview of the acclaimed musical, about the lynching of a falsely accused Jewish American, was picketed by neo-Nazis.
Over the past year, no fewer than 10 shows on both sides of the Atlantic have addressed the historical rise of Nazism and/or the troubling resurfacing of antisemitism.
How a number of recent shows in New York are landing, and what it feels like to work on them, in a time of rising antisemitism and right-wing violence.
A beloved musical about refugees, and a new one about current U.S. border policies, hit unexpectedly hard in a newly unsettled time.
Using ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ as jumping-off points, 2 theatremakers tackle the often cross-cutting challenges of Jewish representation, and explore why casting alone can’t save problematic material.
An interview about antisemitism, accountability, and Diet Coke with Emma Jude Harris, an American director-dramaturg based in London.
Far from simply preaching tolerance among Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this 18th-century comic fable insists on true inclusion and fellowship.
Not every Jewish role needs to be cast with Jewish actors, but for plays with antisemitic elements, strong Jewish representation is a must.