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?
Alan Brodybrody@mit.eduPlaywrightBoston areaEnglishDramatists Guild617-628-0944 (H) 617-388-2659 (C)
Alice Eve CohenAliceEveCohen@gmail.comPlaywright, Solo PerformerNew York CityEnglishNon Unionwww.AliceEveCohen.com
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.
Andrea Markowitzandreamarkowitz@gmail.comPlaywright, Composer
Cave Creek (Phoenix area), Arizona
EnglishNon Union
480-575-9273 (land line, no texts)
Andrew Fromerandrew@the-braid.orgActor, ProducerAssistant Artistic DirectorLos AngelesEnglish, HebrewSAG-AFTRA310-383-1728
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.
Art Shulmanartshulman@aol.comPlaywright, Actor, DirectorLake
Avery Saltzmanavery@hgjewishtheatre.comActor, Artistic Director, DirectorCo-Artistic DirectorTorontoEnglish, YiddishCanadian Actors Equity , ACTRA416-932-9995 x
Avi Hoffmanavi@yilovejewish.orgPlaywright, Actor, Artistic DirectorProducing Artistic DirectorCoral Springs, FLEnglish, Hebrew,
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
Bruce Specktorbruce@underthestairsproductions.comPlaywrightUnder The Stairs ProductionsMinnetonkaEnglishNon Union949.525.1944Instagram, FaceBook
Carol WeissCarolweiss1@gmail.comPlaywright, Composer, Music DirectorLos AngelesEnglishAFM Local 47 (323) 871-1249WWW.CAROLWEISSMUSIC.COMNew York, San Francisco, Houston, Portland composer, lyricist, playwright, pianist, conductorI have written 12 produced musicals. My newest, yet to be done, is about Jewish immigrants.
Casey J. Adlergiantadler@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, ProducerLos Angeles, guitarist, who is sponsored by Godin Guitars and Fishman Amplifiers in his r&b band ; improv
Catherine @sarahkaneissexy Facebook: Instagram: cweeingartenHumor Writing, Teaching
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"
Cynthia L. Cooper (Cindy)cyncooperwrtr@gmail.comPlaywright, OrganizerNew York CityEnglish
League of Professional Theatre Women
Daniel M. WolpeDanielmark@aol.comPlaywright, Actor, DirectorFresh Meadows, NY.English, HebrewDGA5187796311Twitter: @Dan_Wolpe Can also be found on FacebookI have written thirty plays, half of which are of Jewish interest.
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 rope
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.
David Winitskydavid@jewishplaysproject.orgArtistic Director, Director, ProducerFounder, Artistic Director, Jewish Plays ProjectPhiladelphia,, York City, Ithaca
Davida Bloomdbloom@brockport.eduActorRochester, NYEnglish, YiddishNon Union(585) 395-1274Boulder CO, Corvallis OR, Brooklyn for short stays (one week)FYI my Yiddish is only intermediate
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.
Eileen, OR OR @EBSoriginals OR Adjunct faculty member at Baker University/ Dramatic Literature
Elyssa Nicole Trustelyssanicoletrust@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, Artistic DirectorArtistic DirectorNew York English, SpanishNon, San Diego
Faye Sholitonfsholiton@gmail.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, ProducerFounding Artistic Director, Interplay Jewish Theatre LLCCleveland, OHEnglish, FrenchDramatists
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.
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.
Howard Teichmanhteic10693@aol.comArtistic Director, Producer, Managing DirectorArtistic Director, West Coast Jewish TheatreWoodland Hills, CAEnglish, Hebrew, YiddishSDC8182978361wcjt.orgFacebook, Twitter, InstagramN/ADramaturg, Director, Life Coach
Illana Stein illanasteinb@gmail.comDirector, DramaturgNYC EnglishSDC, Associate member IllanaStein.comFort Worth, Texas Co-facilitator, Theatremacher Program 2020-2021
James Shermanjsplays@aol.comPlaywright, Actor, Solo PerformerChicago, IllinoisEnglishDGAwww.jamessherman.com
Jennie Fahnjenniefahn@yahoo.comPlaywright, Actor, Solo PerformerLos York, NY, St. Louis, MO, Ft. Myers, FL, Boulder, CO Improv/team building workshops, storytelling, singing
Jeremy Alumajeremyjacobaluma@gmail.comDirector, ProducerLos Angeles, CAEnglish, HebrewSDC562.508.1788www.jeremyaluma.com, NYCClowningIraqi Jew, (he/him/his)
Jesse BernsteinJmberns@gmail.comPlaywright, Actor, DirectorPhildelphia,
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)
Kathleen Sitzerdramasitz@gmail.comActor, Artistic Director, ProducerFounding Artistic Director New Jewish Theatre (retired)St. LouisEnglishAEA3145177796Chicago, Kansas City
Keren M. Goldbergkargoldberg@sbcglobal.netPlaywright, Producer, DramaturgArt and Education ConsultantLos Angeles, CAEnglish, SpanishNon Union
Lauriel Friedmanlaurielfriedman@gmail.comActorNew YorkEnglish, FrenchAEA6466429672www.laurielfriedman.comLos Angeles
Leo A. Essesleaesses1@gmail.comPlaywrightBrooklynEnglish, HebrewDGA+11917902640Linkedin, FacebookNJ, Florida, California
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!
Makena Metzmakena.metz@gmail.comPlaywright, Musical theatre librettist and lyricistEducation and Outreach Coordinator, New Musicals Inc.North, CA
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, Movement
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.
Michelle Slonimmichnyc@gmail.comPlaywright, Producer, Standup ComedianLiving Room LaughsNew YorkEnglishNon and michelleslonim.netIG: @michelleslonimcomedyLong Island, your couch.I can produce a killer jewish themed standup comedy show with a group comedians in person or virtually. I can also put on a standup comedy game show that's interactive.
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.
Phyllis Zimbler Millerpzmiller@gmail.comPlaywrightBeverly,
Ralph MerantoRMeranto@jccrochester.orgArtistic Director, Director, ProducerProducing Artistic Director, CenterStage TheatreRochester, NYEnglishNon Union585.733.6826www.jcccenterstage.org
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.
Robin Pullenseidmanr@yahoo.comPlaywrightFernadina BeachEnglishDGA404.543.8694Robinpullen.comGATeacher, lyricist
Robyn Shrater SeemannRobyn@RS2Studio.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, StorytellerArtistic Director, Artists CirclePotomac, MDEnglishNon Union301-938-5578www.artists-circle.comLos Angeles area
Ronda Spinakronda@jewishwomenstheatre.orgPlaywright, Artistic Director, Producer, DramaturgArtistic Director, Jewish Women's TheatreSanta MonicaEnglishNon Union310.315.1400www.jewishwomenstheatre.orgNorthern CaliforniaEditor/Adaptor of Material
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
Seth B Rozinartvark64@hotmail.comPlaywright, Artistic Director, DirectorProducing Artistic Director, InterAct Theatre CompanyPhiladelphiaEnglishNon Union215.219.8016New York, Boston, Atlanta
Sheldon Wolfswolftheatre@gmail.comPlaywright, Director- None -Elkins Park, PAEnglishNon Union215.836.8484
Stuart J. Hechthecht@bc.eduDirector, DramaturgBoston CollegeNeedhamEnglishNon Union781.449.1464
Susan Lodishsusanlodish@gmail.comDirector, DramaturgTheatre Ariel Board memberWynnewood, PAEnglishNon Union610.453.7043Audition Coaching, Childrens' theatre, Musicals
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 humor
Tiffany Parksvictorybonds@att.netPlaywrightAtlanta, GeorgiaEnglishNon Union
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.
Tom Dugantom.dugan@outlook.comPlaywright, Actor, Director, Solo PerformernoneWoodland HillsEnglishSAG/AFTRA 18184815377NoneFacebook/Tom Dugan Plays New York, Florida, New Jersey
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, Covi
Wendy GrafWgraf89132@gmail.comPlaywrightLos Angeles, CAEnglishDramatist guild, WGA310.476.2587wendygraf.comFacebook - Wendy GrafLicensed private investigator
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 Festival
Zelda Deanzeldadean@shaw.caArtistic Director, Director, ProducerProducing Artistic Director, Bema ProductionsVictoria, BCEnglishNon Union250.881.2094