December 12, 2016
Treif by Lindsay Joelle
Zalmy and Shmuel are the Rebbe's foot soldiers, driving a truck called the "Mitzvah Tank" through the urban jungle of NYC, fighting to win the souls of the secular. Today they've found a real convert to orthodoxy! But is he who he seems? For that matter, are they? Inspired by the true stories of current and former Chabad-Lubavitch Jews, Treif asks how hard you have to believe to belong.
Meet The Playwright
Lindsay Joelle is a Chicago-born, NYC-based playwright and lyricist. Her plays include TREIF (O'Neill NPC finalist, JAW Festival finalist, Jewish Plays Project's Top 10, Rita Goldberg Award, Kilroy List Honorable Mention), The Least Worst Place (GPTC Playlab, Irving Zarkower Award, Anne Friedman Production Grant, UMass New Play Lab's Top 4), and A Small History of Amal by Amal, Age 7 (O'Neill NPC finalist, ESPA*Drills/Primary Stages, The New School for Drama). Musicals include the libretto for The Princess of Riverside Drive (Vital Theatre), and book/lyrics for PREP (O'Neill NMTC top 34). Additional writing includes restaurant reviews for New York Magazine's Grubstreet and animated mental and behavioral health training software for hospitals and universities across the country. Alumna of Columbia University, the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, The American Theatre Wing's SpringboardNYC, and the Hunter MFA in playwriting. www.Lindsayjoelle.com