Good for the Jews? A Symposium of Scholars and Artists on Jewish Identity in American Theater and Performance

Sat, Dec 11, 2010 (All day)

This day-long symposium showcased current scholarship on U.S. Jewish theatre and performance, and raised provocative questions about the meaning of Jewish identity in American cultural production at large. Scholars, playwrights, critics, directors, and performers discussed their work, shared ideas, and issued challenges to those involved in thinking about performance through the lens of Jewish identity. Each speaker delivered a short talk or performance, then students moderated a Q & A and discussion among the panel speakers and the symposium audience. Interviews with McCarter Theatre Artistic Director and multi-award-winning director and playwright Emily Mann and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies framed the day.

Conference Organizers:

Jill Dolan
Stacy Wolf