The Alliance for Jewish Theatre ( AJT ) hosted the largest Jewish theater arts conference in the country Nov. 3-5 in Chicago.
Nearly 100 artists from North America and Israel converged in Chicago at AJT's annual conference which was hosted by ShPIel. Artistic directors, playwrights, directors, actors and others were inspired to share ideas and discuss initiatives, as a vision for the future of Jewish theater came into focus.
Expert panelists from Lookingglass Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, foolsFURY and The Theatre School at DePaul University joined for an intercultural theater panel to discuss authenticity versus inclusion, personal versus universal truths, and misappropriations. The panel "Theatre of the Conflict" explored making theater with the war-torn communities of Israel and Palestine.
The 2019 conference sponsors included Victory Gardens Theater, DePaul University's The Music School, The Theatre School and Mission and Ministry's Jewish Life Office.
Next year's AJT Conference will take place in the fall.