Raphaela, a young Modern Orthodox Jew, is outed and suddenly sent to Israel to heal, but the Holy Land has its own surprises – a new friend, a new community, and Video Pub, the only drag club in Jerusalem.
“Whether you’re Arab, Israeli, Gay, Straight, American, or chunky funky spunky space alien… people say putting on a wig and singing to Rihanna isn’t going to solve anything, but honey, I know drag’s gonna save the world.”
September 5 at 7:30pm
September 6 at 7:30pm
September 8 at 1:00pm (Excerpt Reading)
The Jewish Plays Project puts bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages. The JPP’s innovative and competitive development vehicle invests emerging artists in their Jewish identity; engages Jewish communities in the vetting, selecting and championing of new voices; and secures mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays.
A revolution is underway in Jewish culture. In music, in books, in film, artists are creating amazing new pathways to Jewish identity. We believe that it is time for theater to join the movement.
Simply put, the JPP wants to bring great plays to life. We believe that the theater is one of humanity’s greatest gifts, that it holds the promise of faith, identity, belief, emotion, inclusion. We believe that it is a necessary, human, humane, and REAL LIVE response to the digital world that encloses us (this website included).
Casting by Judy Bowman Casting.