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Monthly Newsletter 
March 5, 13
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IMAGINING JEWISH THEATRE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
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Minneapolis, MN
Hello AJT Member, 

Registration for our conference is now in full swing. 


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 12. AND EARLY-EARLY BIRD BY MARCH 30. TAKE ADVANTAGE NOW!


Below Please Find

*Conference Press Release


*Conference Registration Form


*AJT Call for 10 Min Plays-New Collaboration with the Jewish Plays Project in New York


*Annual Solo Performers & Set Theatre Call for Performance


SUBMISSION DATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED!

*NEW DEADLINE: Submissions material due no later than March 30, 2013

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AJT 32nd annual international conference Minneapolis/St Paul with Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company; June 2-5, 2013

For information contact: Eli Taylor etaylor@afjt.com 

SEE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW


Emily Mann, the multi-award winning director and playwright, is the keynote speaker addressing “Imagining Jewish Theatre in the 21st Century” at the Association for Jewish Theatre annual conference. Artistic director of the McCarter Theatre for the past 22 years, Ms. Mann’s shows have garnered Obie Awards and under her direction the McCarter has received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Renowned Holocaust theatre scholar, Robert Skloot from Theater and Center of Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin, will lead the discussion with Ms. Mann.


*AJT proudly announces -- Sunday evening June 2nd, a special event honoring world-renowned performer Theodore Bikel. Best known for Tevye, Mr. Bikel has been and continues to be a consummate film, recording, television and stage performer. An Academy Award nominee, Emmy Award winner, and Broadway star, he has left an indelible mark on theatre, entertainment, and world culture. We will also remember Mr. Bikel’s talented wife, Tamara Brooks, a good friend of AJT and a great musician in her own right.


The three and a half day conference offers playwrights, producers, managing directors, artistic directors, performers, theatre educators, scholars, board members and theatre makers the latest trends and artistic movements in Jewish theatre, best practices, grants and revenue strategies, networking, and juried showcases. One session highlight will be with Peter Broscius, artistic director of Tony Award-winning Minneapolis Children’s Theater Company.


Juried showcases will be performed (RFPs due March 30, 2013) one for solo performers/set theatre pieces of Jewish identity, heritage or culture; one for playwrights of Jewish works of all kinds -- co-sponsored with the Jewish Plays Project in NYC. To be accepted one must be or become an AJT member. Email etaylor@afjt.com for RFP criteria.


The Association for Jewish Theatre is a U.S. based worldwide organization supporting, developing, networking and educating about theatrical performance from Jewish culture, heritage and identity. The AJT/Twin Cities conference steering committee is led by Barbara Brooks, Producing Artistic Director of the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company and Diane Gilboa, Producing Artistic Director of Theatre Or in Denver. David Y. Chack is AJT President and Eli Taylor is AJT Coordinator.


*SPECIAL NOTICE AND NEW DEADLINE: The tribute event with Theodore Bikel, will be held on a boat cruise the first evening of the conference -- Sunday, June 2 at 5pm. All paid registration forms by Friday, March 30 receive a discounted (AJT Members) fee of $275 and are guaranteed a place on the boat (limited spaces allowed).


CONFERENCE HOTEL HEADQUARTERS - http://www.cpstpaul.com

The headquarters hotel is the Crowne Plaza, St. Paul-Riverfront. Make your reservation now by calling 866-686-2867.  Ask for the Association for Jewish Theatre Conference room block. You can extend your stay and still take advantage of the very low AJT conference rates.


The Crowne Plaza, truly one of the Twin Cities finest hotels, is extending AJT Conference attendee’s special room rates at $110 per night, a considerable discount from the regular rate. The view faces the river with excellent scenic walks. It also has a fine restaurant, coffee shop, and bar/lounge. There is a 24 hours fitness center and business center. It is walking distance to the Science Museum and the River Center arena and on 7th Street there are a number of shops, restaurants, and bars including the Irish pub the Liffy, that has a rooftop lounge with stupendous views.


Come early or stay later. The Twin Cities has a vast array of unique cultural opportunities to experience during this time such as The Ordways’ Flint Hills International Festival during which performing artists from around the world take to the stage for two full days of shows (last year tickets were just $5); the world-renown, Tony-Award winning Guthrie Theater will be playing Clybourne Park and The Primrose Path; the Minnesota Twins will be hosting Kansas City Royals in their new outdoor ballpark in downtown, hailed as quite possibly the best ballpark in America; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and The Walker Arts Center, homes to world class art; and so much more!

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IMAGINING JEWISH THEATRE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

JUNE 2-5, 2013 REGISTRATION FORM


The Association for Jewish Theatre                                      32nd Annual International Conference with the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company

Contact: Eli Taylor etaylor@afjt.com and visit www.afjt.com


I'm so grateful to AJT, who put their hearts and souls in programming these conferences…so much creativity, passion and learning that I can't help but be inspired. Connecting to other like-minded members of the Jewish theatre community--producers, directors, and playwrights--is a special highlight and worth so much. And this was the case at last year’s conference in LA. -- Ronda Spinak, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Jewish Women's Theatre in Los Angeles.


REGISTRATION FORM

 

Last Name______________________ First Name___________________________

 

Street Address_____________________City____________ State______ Zip_________

 

Country_____ Phone(s) ________________________; _____________________________

 

Email _____________________:_________________________ Twitter____________               

 

Website(s)________________________________;____________________________________

 

 

Theatre (name)_________________________________; your role:_______________________

 

Circle all that apply:

 

Playwright               Actor                   Solo Performer     Artistic Director     Managing Producer    

 

Board Member        Writer       Scholar/Writer (college/institution)__________________________

 

Other__________________

 

AJT Member Yes ____ No___

 

Arrival/Departure Dates (if you know):

I will arrive on and depart on:________________________________

 

CONFERENCE HOTEL HEADQUARTERS - http://www.cpstpaul.com

The headquarters hotel is the Crowne Plaza, St. Paul-Riverfront. Make your reservation now by calling 866-686-2867.  Ask for the Association for Jewish Theatre Conference room block. You can extend your stay and still take advantage of the very low AJT conference rates.

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES

In person packet pick-up begins at the *Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Paul-Riverfront at 12 noon on June 2nd. The first welcoming events begin at 3pm on June 2nd.

 

NAME(S) OF ATTENDEES:______________________________________________________

Emails (1)                                                       ;  (2)                                                                       

Tel #’s (1) ________________;____________         ;  (2)                                                               

 

**CONFERENCE FEES (U.S. Dollars):

$295 Early Bird AJT Member by April 12, 2013    $350 Member After April 12, 2013

$425 Early Bird Non-Member by April 12, 2013    $475 Non-Member After April 12, 2013

$100 Students for Registration fee and annual membership

 

 

**SPECIAL NOTICE: The tribute event with Theodore Bikel, will be held on a boat cruise the first evening of the conference -- Sunday, June 2 at 5pm. All AJT members who send paid registration forms by Friday, March 30 receive a discounted registration fee of $275 and a guaranteed place on the boat.

 

 

If you have not yet paid your AJT membership dues, please include your dues payment with your response to this mailing. Indicate your membership category below. If you have any questions about the status of your membership/dues, please contact Eli Taylor, Coordinator at etaylor@afjt.com

 

____$165 Large Theatres (over $100,000 budget)        ____ $90 Individual Members

____$135 Mid-Size Theatres (over $50,000 budget)     ____ $75 Student Membership

____$90 Small Theatres (up to $50,000 budget)

 

PAYMENT TOTALS

Please indicate below subtotals for the check or credit card payment you are submitting. If paying by check, please make all checks payable to Association for Jewish Theatre and mail with this form to:

 

Eli Taylor

Coordinator Association for Jewish Theatre

1810 W. Farwell Ave, Apt 1A

Chicago, IL 60626

 

TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD Go to the website of the Association for Jewish Theatre www.afjt.com and click on the BUY NOW button. That will take you to a credit card page to make your payment and then will take you back to the AJT web page. Then mail us your Registration Form or send it by email to etaylor@afjt.com

 

Conf. Fees x___ people                                 $________

 

AJT Dues x ___ individual/theatre       $_________

 

Processing Fee

(if paying by credit card)                      $   7.00____

 

Grand Total                                        $_________   Date Sent:                                           

 

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AJT Call for 10 Minute Plays in Collaboration with the

Jewish Plays Project in New York City

The Association for Jewish Theatre's 2013 Conference, hosted by the Minnesota Jewish Theatre, is proud to announce a new collaboration with the Jewish Plays Project in New York City. The short plays selected by the AJT and JPP committees will be in a staged reading by a fantastic group of Minneapolis actors at the AJT Playwrights' Forum on June 4. A team of producers, artists, and leaders of Jewish producing companies led by David Winitsky, Artistic Director of JPP, and AJT’s Vice President Doug Brook, will judge the plays that get into the Playwrights’ Forum and be eligible for the Jewish Plays Project, 2014

TO SUBMIT:

Playwrights are invited to submit a short play on any Jewish related theme, topic, or idea in history, culture, religion, identity, or the Jewish future; JPP is also interested in plays about: Israel in 2050; Social, Environmental and Economic Justice from a Jewish perspective; Gender, ethnic and sexual diversity in Jewish life.


A limited number of plays will be accepted on the basis of quality and the interesting ways Jewishness (however the playwright defines it) is part of the piece. The piece must be no more than 9 pages long and run no more than 10 minutes. Each must be a self-contained theatrical work that is not reliant on the context of a larger piece.


All submissions must include a Cast of Characters page, title page without the author’s name, and a three sentence “elevator pitch” about what your play is about. Your name and contact information should only be in your e-mail correspondence.


AJT will provide the actors, venue and sound for the staged readings. AJT will not guarantee any stage set pieces, piano, or intricate lighting but we will do our best.


ACCEPTANCE

Playwrights can submit only one script for consideration (as it says on the website). Authors must become *AJT members. This can be done after the play is accepted. If the panel selects a play, the playwright must attend the conference for their chosen play to have a reading, or another play will be chosen in its place. The playwright, when accepted, will be able to register at the Early-Bird Member Rate even after the EB rate deadline is past.

 

*NEW SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Plays will be accepted through March 30, vetted by the AJT and JPP Committee after April 22. Submissions material due through March 30, 2013, and are to be sent to:  ajtplays@afjt.com

 

The Conference will be held June 2-5, and the plays presented at the AJT Playwrights Forum on Tuesday evening, June 4.

 

*To get membership and registration info please contact etaylor@afjt.com

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Annual Solo Performers & Set Theatre Call for Performances
Solo Performance

*NEW DEADLINE: Submissions material due no later than March 30, 2013

 

Presentations curated by a panel of peers. A limited number of solo performances and set theatre pieces (SEE CATEGORIES BELOW) and will be accepted on the basis of quality and the interesting ways Jewishness is part of the piece.


Submission Requirements:

  1. A copy of the complete piece (video or audio recording strongly suggested)
  2. A summary or scenario of the full piece
  3. A copy of the excerpt for presentation and estimated running time (NO LONGER THAN 15 MINUTES)
  4. A list of previous presentations incl: production history, PR and marketing or additional information
  5. Full contact information – website, emails, tel numbers, Facebook, land addresses

SOLO PIECES

Just one work by the solo performer artist will be accepted. S/he must become an *AJT member, if they’re not already, for their work to be showcased. Registration can be done after their showcase acceptance.

*To get membership and registration info contact etaylor@afjt.com


SET THEATRE PIECES

A “set theatre piece is defined as a polished performance from a play that has been previously performed. It can be solo or multiple players but they must be polished performers who have performed it before. AJT will not supply performers. If a work is selected by the committee from a “set theatre piece.” The piece’s creator must become a member and register to attend the conference for it to be showcased. Registration can be done after their showcase acceptance.

*To get membership and registration info contact etaylor@afjt.com


WHAT AJT WILL PROVIDE

AJT will provide a theatrical venue, lights (simple stage wash), sound and projections if needed. AJT will not guarantee any stage set pieces, piano, or intricate tech cues.


If there are other performers from the theatre creator, in the selected piece they are not required to be AJT members, but we happily encourage that. When accepted all showcase participants can register for the conference at the Early-Bird Member Rate.


Determination of Inclusion, after April 22, 2013

Submit material to Rebecca Fletcher rebeccajoyfletcher@gmail.com

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David Y. Chack, President; Mira Hirsch, Immediate Past President; Doug Brook, Vice President; Rebecca Joy Fletcher, Vice President; Hannah Hessel, Vice President; Diane Gilboa, Secretary; Susan Lodish, Treasurer; Members-at-large: Barbara Trainin Blank; Aaron Henne; Leslie Marko; Mel Weiser; Bryna Weiss. Ex Officio - Ellen Schiff; Moti Sandak; 2013 Twin Cities Conference Host, Barbara Brooks; AJT Coordinator Eli Taylor.

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