This as a Public Member Directory for the Alliance for Jewish Theatre members and community. This is intended as a resource for Producers, Directors, and other Artists to identify artists for their theater projects around the world. As well as a tool to reach out to people you want to collaborate with or get to know better. From time to time this form is edited for clarity and formatting. If you want to receive the submission form to be added to the AJT Public Member Directory, email
NameEmail AddressProduction Area (please select up to 3)Theatre Staff Position, Company (if applicable)City of ResidenceLanguages SpokenUnionPhoneWebsiteSocial MediaOther Places You Have Access to Local HousingSpecial SkillsAnything else you'd like to add?Timestamp
Abigail Weaveracw1024@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, TranslatorIdeas guy, Theater Between AddressesNorthampton, MAEnglish, YiddishNon Union9195369590 people together!11/2/2020 13:58:50
Alan Brodybrody@mit.eduPlaywrightBoston areaEnglishDramatists Guild617-628-0944 (H) 617-388-2659 (C)www.alanbrodyworks.com7/29/2020 14:55:36
Alyssa Naka Silverans622@nyu.eduActor, Solo Performer, SingerMassachusetts English, Japanese (Advanced conversational); Spanish (basics)Non Union; belt/traditional/mix; Movement: Suzuki & viewpoints training, Grotowski training, beginner at Nihonbuyo (Japanese Traditional Dance); Some broadsword training; Improv experience; Accents: deep south & Texas, British RP; MA driver’s license; Dual citizen of Japan.2/23/2021 20:17:32
Andrew Fromerandrew@the-braid.orgActor, ProducerAssistant Artistic DirectorLos AngelesEnglish, HebrewSAG-AFTRA310-383-17281/6/2021 20:30:23
Art Feinglassartfeinglass@gmail.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, Director, ProducerArtistic DirectorSeattle & New YorkEnglish, HebrewNon Union212-581-8655www.SeattleJewishTheater.comFacebook -- Seattle Jewish Theater CompanyFormer kibbutznik, journalist, public relations director, freelance writer, NYU prof., author of Public Relations for Nonprofits, Kibbutz Stories, Arrivals: A Sephardic-Ashkenazi Love Story, plays performed in New York and Seattle area.5/28/2021 16:11:10
Art Shulmanartshulman@aol.comPlaywright, Actor, DirectorLake BalboaEnglishDGA818.782.4252artshulman.com7/16/2020 16:24:32
Audrey Langaudlang@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, Stage ManagerNew YorkEnglish, SpanishNon on Twitter and Instagram10/31/2020 22:43:50
Avery Saltzmanavery@hgjewishtheatre.comActor, Artistic Director, DirectorCo-Artistic DirectorTorontoEnglish, YiddishCanadian Actors Equity , ACTRA416-932-9995 x 221www.hgjewishtheatre.com10/2/2020 12:17:45
Avi Hoffmanavi@yilovejewish.orgPlaywright, Actor, Artistic DirectorProducing Artistic DirectorCoral Springs, FLEnglish, Hebrew, 15:02:23
Aviva Pressmanavivapressman@ymail.comActor, Director, Solo PerformerLos Angeles English, Hebrew, York, Sacramento, San Diego, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Minneapolis Live art creation/direction, storytelling, juggling, balloon animals, singing (E3-G6), reading music, I’m neurotically punctual. 9/13/2020 9:35:26
Bess Weldenbesswelden@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, Solo PerformerPortland, MEEnglish, basic HebrewDramatists Guild978-505-9908www.besswelden.com, Boston, Ann Arbor, San Diego, ProvidenceTheater educator and Jewish educator 9:47:55
Bruce Specktorbruce@underthestairsproductions.comPlaywrightUnder The Stairs ProductionsMinnetonkaEnglishNon Union949.525.1944Instagram, FaceBook7/21/2020 14:50:05
Casey J. Adlergiantadler@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, ProducerLos Angeles, guitarist, who is sponsored by Godin Guitars and Fishman Amplifiers in his r&b band ; improv7/24/2020 2:42:54
Catherine @sarahkaneissexy Facebook: Instagram: cweeingartenHumor Writing, Teaching4/23/2021 18:07:57
Charles Grippogrippostagecompany@yahoo.comPlaywright, Producer, Entertainment AttorneyProducer, Grippo Stage CompanyChicago, IllinoisEnglishDGAwww.charlesgrippo.org, Consultant on business and legal issues for the performing artsAuthor of "Business and Legal Forms For Theater, Second Edition" and "The Stage Producer's Business and Legal Guide, Second Edition" 5/21/2020 21:57:56
Conrad Cohenconradmmcohen@gmail.comActor, Director, TeacherLondonEnglishNon UnionTwitter: @RadCohen_; Instagram: @radcohenScotland, New York (NYC & upstate), San FranciscoDirecting theatre, teaching acting, teaching voice & speech (including dialects), teaching drama, dramaturgyCurrently undertaking research into Jewish acting methods.11/8/2020 5:21:21
Danielle Levskydanielle.levsky@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, ProducerAssociate Producer, The ConspiratorsChicago, IllinoisEnglish, Russian, FrenchNon Union312.354.0820criticturnedclown.comClown: On Instagram and Facebook, @ellatheclown, For straight theatre related: @elektravennik on Instagram and Twitter, Danielle Levsky on FacebookLos Angeles, New York, Washington DC, MiamiTrained in physical theatre and clowning; Fluent in Russian and French language; Accents: Russian/Slavic, French; Movement: intermediate flamenco, cartwheels, backbends, hopak (Ukrainian folk dance), yoga, hula hoop, jump rope7/17/2020 12:16:24
David Alexmrdavidalex@yahoo.comPlaywrightChicagoEnglishDGA630.835.9288davidalex.netFacebook, website includes a brief bio as well as synopses and reviews of my 15 full length and18 one act plays.2/16/2021 18:37:34
David Winitskydavid@jewishplaysproject.orgArtistic Director, Director, ProducerFounder, Artistic Director, Jewish Plays ProjectPhiladelphia,, York City, Ithaca7/16/2020 14:54:26
Deborah Baer Mozesdbmozes@theatreariel.orgArtistic Director, Director, DramaturgArtistic Director, Theatre ArielPhiladelphia, PAEnglishNon Union610.667.9230www.TheatreAriel.orgTheatre Ariel FB pageDramaturg with a speciality in 1 person works. Working with playwrights to give birth to an idea. Specialty in works that are text inspired as well as feminist Midrash. 5/22/2020 8:31:39
Deborah Freemandeborahfreeman1@aol.comPlaywright, Director, DramaturgLondon UKEnglish, HebrewWriters Guild UK00 44 208 445, Twitter, Instagram. 7/16/2020 14:39:21
Dennis Danzigerdjdanziger@ca.rr.comPlaywrightLos Angeles, CAEnglishWGA (Emeritus)310.966.0010Djdanziger.com7/16/2020 17:22:21
Eileen, OR OR @EBSoriginals OR Adjunct faculty member at Baker University/ Dramatic Literature10/22/2020 10:53:10
Elyssa Nicole Trustelyssanicoletrust@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, Artistic DirectorArtistic DirectorNew York English, SpanishNon, San Diego3/23/2021 22:18:02
Faye Sholitonfsholiton@gmail.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, ProducerFounding Artistic Director, Interplay Jewish Theatre LLCCleveland, OHEnglish, FrenchDramatists www.fayesplays.com7/20/2020 20:46:25
Gary Morgensteingarymorgenstein9@aol.comPlaywrightBrooklyn, New YorkEnglishNon Union917.376.4278new play exchange, author page at, also FBI only have the one apartment in Brooklyn I can’t give away too many secrets Delighted to violate Groucho’s rule about not belonging to any group that would have me as a member by joining AJT7/16/2020 14:59:37
Hank Kimmelhwkimmel@gmail.comPlaywright, Producer, DramaturgBoard President / Playwright, Working Title Playwrights, Atlanta GAAtlanta, GeorgiaEnglishNon am a member of the Hebrew Benevolent Temple ("The Temple") in Atlanta.5/20/2020 17:11:18
Herb Isaacsherb@herbisaacs.comPlaywright, Actor, DirectorStudio City, CAEnglish, SpanishSAG-AFTRA3238546973herbisaacs.comFacebook, TwitterSound, Voiceover, VideographyI have a very important full length play that is ready to produce.7/16/2020 17:59:00
Howard Teichmanhteic10693@aol.comArtistic Director, Producer, Managing DirectorArtistic Director, West Coast Jewish TheatreWoodland Hills, CAEnglish, Hebrew, YiddishSDC8182978361wcjt.orgFacebook, Twitter, InstagramN/ADramaturg, Director, Life CoachNo7/16/2020 15:49:52
Illana Stein illanasteinb@gmail.comDirector, DramaturgNYC English
SDC, Associate member
IllanaStein.comFort Worth, Texas Co-facilitator, Theatremacher Program 2020-2021 1/8/2021 14:28:21
James Shermanjsplays@aol.comPlaywright, Actor, Solo PerformerChicago, IllinoisEnglishDGAwww.jamessherman.com 15:04:52
Jason Shermanhackenbush@rogers.comPlaywrightTorontoEnglishWGCQuickly filling out questionnaires8/11/2020 8:34:13
Jennie Berman Engjennie.eng@gmail.comPlaywrightAnnandaleEnglishDGATwitter: @JennieBermanEng, FB: Jennie EngVirginia Beach, VA7/30/2020 13:55:09
Jeremy Alumajeremyjacobaluma@gmail.comDirector, ProducerExecutive Director, Alliance for Jewish TheatreChicago, IllinoisEnglish, HebrewSDC562.508.1788www.jeremyaluma.com, NYCClowningIraqi Jew, (he/him/his)5/18/2020 20:20:02
Jesse BernsteinJmberns@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, DirectorPhildelphia, PAEnglishAEA424.258.0135iamjessebernstein.com5/22/2020 18:35:34
Joan Liman, MD, MPHjoanliman@hotmail.comPlaywright, Producer, LyricistBoard of Directors, Yiddishkayt InitiativeBoca Raton, FLEnglishNone917.658.6589www.YILoveJewish.orgPersonal Facebook Page; Yiddishkayt Initiative PageNetworking (on line and in person)7/28/2020 14:37:24
Keren M. Goldbergkargoldberg@sbcglobal.netPlaywright, Producer, DramaturgArt and Education ConsultantLos Angeles, CAEnglish, SpanishNon Union7/16/2020 19:57:01
Lisa GrunbergerLisarachelus@yahoo.comPlaywright, Solo PerformerPhiladelphia, PAEnglishDGA646.369.2350Poet and Yoga Teacher7/16/2020 23:17:27
Lisa GrunbergerLisarachelus@yahoo.comPlaywright, Solo PerformerPhiladelphia, PAEnglish, Some hebrew, strong in german, some spanish and frenchDramatists Guild646 369 2350lisa-grunberger.comOn-the-spot poetry writing! 3/23/2021 15:37:14
Marc Frosttheaterunspeakable@gmail.comArtistic Director, Producer, Solo PerformerProducing Artistic Director, Theater Unspeakable LLCChicago, IllinoisEnglish, PortugueseNon Union847.363.8158www.theaterunspeakable.com;; Lisbon, PortugalPhysical Theater, Devised Theater, Lecoq-based Approaches to Theater, Movement7/21/2020 17:36:13
Merridawn Duckleridawn@earthlink.netPlaywrightPortlandEnglishNon Union5035042768www.merridawnduckler.comMerridawnD@twitter, Merridawn.duckler@Instagram8/27/2020 16:51:58
Michael Halperinmichaelhalperin@sprintmail.comPlaywright, DirectorEncino, CAEnglish, Spanish, French (moderate)WGA, MPFEG (IATSE)818.907.6281
OR 818.481.3689
www.michaelhalperin.comPlaywright, Screenwriter, author (fiction/non-fictionRecent publications: "Fields of Poison: Migrant Farmworker to Crusading Physician", Floricanto & Berkeley Presses; Due Sept. 2020 "My Name is David: Searching for Identity", Floricanto & Berkeley Presses.7/16/2020 15:41:43
Pat Lin (aka P.H. Lin)patlinplays@gmail.comPlaywright, DramaturgSeattle, WAEnglishDGA917-846-3988www.patlinplays.comFace BookNew York, NYCan "modify" scripts so they play well on virtual (Zoom-based) platformsI've been produced (Off-Broadway) & published. I write small cast, thought-provoking, socially conscious plays with strong roles for women. Themes express Jewish sensibilities. I write for a non-sectarian, multi-generational, multi-racial and multi-ethnic audience. Style is magical realism. 5/2/2021 9:26:31
Ralph MerantoRMeranto@jccrochester.orgArtistic Director, Director, ProducerProducing Artistic Director, CenterStage TheatreRochester, NYEnglishNon Union585.733.6826www.jcccenterstage.org 3:03:05
Rich Orloffrichplays@gmail.comPlaywrightNew York, NYEnglishDramatists Guildrichorloff.comI'm way too shy to describe how talented I am.My comedy OY! has had over 50 productions, and my Jewish plays JENNIFER'S BIRTH and MEN OVERBOARD have both been presented at Theatre Ariel.7/17/2020 15:32:25
Robin Gorman Newmanrgnewman@optonline.netProducer RGN Theatrical & MarketingGreat NeckEnglishNon Union15167701611www.lovecoach.comFacebook: Robin Gorman Newman; Twitter: @rgnewman; Instagram: robingnewman; LinkedIn: Robin Gorman Newman Out of the Box Thinker/Buzz Generator/ConnectorI am Tony nominated for NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. I authored the book HOW TO MARRY A MENSCH.11/29/2020 13:47:05
Robin Pullenseidmanr@yahoo.comPlaywrightFernadina BeachEnglishDGA404.543.8694Robinpullen.comGATeacher, lyricist7/16/2020 15:23:31
Robyn Shrater SeemannRobyn@RS2Studio.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, StorytellerArtistic Director, Artists CirclePotomac, MDEnglishNon Union301-938-5578www.artists-circle.comLos Angeles area5/27/2021 16:31:37
Ronda Spinakronda@jewishwomenstheatre.orgPlaywright, Artistic Director, Producer, DramaturgArtistic Director, Jewish Women's TheatreSanta MonicaEnglishNon Union310.315.1400www.jewishwomenstheatre.orgNorthern CaliforniaEditor/Adaptor of Material5/21/2020 21:14:04
Rory Michelle Sullivanrorymichelle@gmail.comPlaywright, Composer, LyricistPhiladelphiaEnglishDGA(631); www.risinginlovethemusical.com groups in song (w or w/out guitar), informal coaching/encouragement especially around taking action toward artistic dreams and projects, copywriting/editing, singing 11/10/2020 15:44:20
Sandy Rustinsandyrustin@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, Artistic DirectorFounding Co-Artistic Director of Midtown Direct RepMaplewoodEnglishSAG, Dramatist's Guild (Instagram)New York, Chicago, Sarasota Florida, Denver/Boulder CO, Portland, OR8/6/2020 15:27:37
Seth B Rozinartvark64@hotmail.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, DirectorProducing Artistic Director, InterAct Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaEnglishNon Union215.219.8016New York, Boston, Atlanta8/10/2020 18:54:52
Sheldon Wolfswolftheatre@gmail.comPlaywright, Director- None -Elkins Park, PAEnglishNon Union215.836.84842/3/2021 12:20:06
Stuart J. Hechthecht@bc.eduDirector, DramaturgBoston CollegeNeedhamEnglishNon Union781.449.14647/16/2020 15:46:29
Susan Lodishsusanlodish@gmail.comDirector, DramaturgTheatre Ariel Board memberWynnewood, PAEnglishNon Union610.453.7043Audition Coaching, Childrens' theatre, Musicals7/17/2020 10:45:23
Susan Morgensternsusan@jewishwomenstheatre.orgDirectorProducing Director, Jewish Womens Theatre / The BraidCulver City, CAEnglish, ItalianSAG/AFTRA323.270.3180www.jewishwomenstheatre.org, @SusanMorg_SternTop-notch Gusher with a good sense of humor7/17/2020 14:09:17
Tiffany Parksvictorybonds@att.netPlaywrightAtlanta, GeorgiaEnglishNon Union7/17/2020 19:01:21
Toby Klein Greenwaldtoby@wholefamily.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, Director, ProducerArtistic Director, Raise Your Spirits Theatre & Na'na Playback Dance Troupe; Co-creator and director of Mikva the MusicalEfrat, IsraelEnglish, HebrewNon;;; www.wholefamily.com; have friends (or friends of friends) in almost every large city in AmericaTeach creative writing, and give workshops in Biblio-Playback synthesized from the 2 methods of Bibliodrama and Playback theater. I've worked a lot with individuals and populations who suffered trauma (including terror) and with teens at risk. I've worked with multi-generational casts. I'm also a journalist, and a teacher of Bible, Jewish Philosophy and English.5/22/2020 5:16:03
Tyler HermanTyler.L.Herman@gmail.comActor, Director, Fight ChoreographerFreelanceChevy Chase,, Colorado, LA, ProvidenceCommedia dell'Arte, Grotowski, beatboxing, musical instruments (many), Playwriting- Adaptationsmember of the Ohev Sholom and Kehilat Pardes, open orthodox communities. Live with my wife Sarah and cute papichon puppy, Covi12/22/2020 10:58:14
Wendy GrafWgraf89132@gmail.comPlaywrightLos Angeles, CAEnglishDramatist guild, WGA310.476.2587wendygraf.comFacebook - Wendy GrafLicensed private investigator7/16/2020 18:36:51
Wendy Koutkoutster@gmail.comPlaywright, ProducerSanta Barbara, CAEnglishWGA818.926.9807www.wendykout.comFacebook, Instagram, TwitterLos AngelesSustaining humor through any hell Board of Directors member of AJT, Skylight Theatre Company and Honorary Board of Boston Jewish Film Festival5/22/2020 8:50:40
Yaakov Bressleryaakovgs@gmail.comProducer, Data ScientistNew York CityEnglish, YiddishNon Union, Data, Marketing11/2/2020 11:07:40
Zelda Deanzeldadean@shaw.caArtistic Director, Director, ProducerProducing Artistic Director, Bema ProductionsVictoria, BCEnglishNon Union250.881.20947/18/2020 11:16:52