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The AJT Conference,

Dec 7-10, 2014 is Looking AMAZING in DC with Theater J

Hello AJT'ers: As the conference publicity takes off, we want to make sure you, as our AJT Members, stay informed of the latest progress. Please reserve your rooms now in the two conference hotels (info below) and send in your registration before the early-bird date of October 12, for the best value. 

Happy New Year for Sweetness and Much Theatre,
Eli Taylor
AJT Coordinator

Theme: Adaptation and Transformation of Jewish Theatre

Keynote Speaker

Aaron Posner is a widely recognized director and adapter, whose most recent work Stupid F*cking Bird, an adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, is currently playing at Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company in D.C. It received the 2014 Helen Hayes Award for the Best New Play and Outstanding Resident Production. Posner also adapted two of the most celebrated Jewish novels, both by Chaim Potok -- The Chosen andMy Name Is Asher Lev (Outer Circle Critics Award for Best New Off-Broadway play). Founder and former artistic director of Philadelphia's Arden Theatre, Posner has directed at major regional theatre companies from coast to coast.

Additional featured presenters are Alisa Solomon and Derek Goldman.
  • Professor Solomon is author of Wonder of Wonders the cultural history of Fiddler on the Roof. She directs Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism's Arts and Culture concentration and won the George Jean Nathan Award for theatre criticism.
  • Derek Goldman is Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University and Co-Founding Director of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, a joint initiative between the Theater and Performance Studies Program and the School of Foreign Service.



  Hotel Information
Now is the time to book your hotel stay. See the conference preferred hotels below

The conference hotels are the Hotel Helix and the Hotel Rouge, both within walking distance of Theater J.

Hotel Helix -- 1430 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, D.C.

  • Group block name: Association for Jewish Theatre Conference
  • Group room rate: $129/night (excluding taxes)
  • Reservation deadline (for conference room rate):November 10 (or until room block is full -- so reserve early!)
  • Reservations (phone)866-508-0658

Reservations (online; automatically includes group block):

Hotel Rouge -- 1315 16th Street, Washington, D.C.


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  • AJT Theatre Machers Fellowship

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