September 12, 2:00 PM
About this Event
Celebrate the Winner of the 9th Annual National Jewish Playwriting Contest. Meet Jennie Berman Eng and see the winning video excerpt from “A Moving Picture.” Followed by Live Q&A with Artistic Director David Winitsky.
•ABOUT THIS EVENT•
After 6 months of intense competition – including a radical pivot to the digital world – the Jewish Plays Project is proud to introduce Jennie Berman Eng (Annendale, VA) and her play A Moving Picture as the winner of the 2020 Jewish Playwriting Contest!
“Being a part of the Jewish Plays Project gave me the extraordinary opportunity to stay connected with my community, reach a national audience, and meet other playwrights and actors,” said Ms. Berman Eng. “During a dark time, the JPP brought art into people’s homes. And though I’m not accustomed to seeing my audience in their pajamas in bed, their gratitude for the chance to laugh, to question, to be transported, will stay with me always.”
In her winning play, A Moving Picture, a Hollywood auteur legendary for his heroic, ripped-from-life film about African genocide comes to NYU to teach. He pits four film students against each other in a quest to write an authentic – completely factual – Holocaust screenplay. After the one Black student in the class – a Holocaust Studies major – outs his famous film as an invented white-savior narrative, the class has to decipher their fidelity to telling a true story. After all, she says, “statistically speaking, every character in a Holocaust film should die.”
This session will feature a 10-minute excerpt from the play directed by Ariane Barrie-Stern, a 15-minute interview with the playwright, and a LIVE Q&A with Artistic Director David Winitsky!
THEN – catch the full winning workshop streamed live from New York City in late October!
For More Information about JPP visit: jewishplaysproject.org/
Featuring a Q&A, Schmooze with Avi!