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Kim Schraf and Caroline Wolfson

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Actor Kim Schraf with her onstage daughter Caroline Wolfson in their recent production of Wendy Wasserstein's Sisters Rosenzweig at the Washington DC JCC's Theater J. Photo credit: Stan Barouh.
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Actor Kim Schraf with her onstage daughter Caroline Wolfson in their recent production of Wendy Wasserstein's Sisters Rosenzweig at the Washington DC JCC's Theater J. Photo credit: Stan Barouh.

"Grease" Rehearsal

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Photograph from a rehearsal during a production of the musical "Grease" in Amsterdam.
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Photograph from a rehearsal during a production of the musical "Grease" in Amsterdam.

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Scene from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" Cropped

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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Scene from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"

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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

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Elizabeth Swados

One of the youngest playwrights ever to have a play produced on Broadway, Liz Swados was unafraid of tackling heavy subjects like politics, racism, and mental illness.

Dare to Dance Together: 1940, 2011, and Today

Tony nominated playwright Elizabeth Swados raised our consciousness; she opened our eyes and dared us all to dance. Swados gave much to the world: theater, the gift of herself, one who constantly seeks truth and justice, and a strong female leader. Liz Swados also impacted my life in a very personal way- she taught me the meaning of community. 

Performance of Elizabeth Swados' "Sosua" at the United Nations General Assembly

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Performance at the United National General Assembly of Elizabeth Swados' "Sosua," a play based on monologues and songs written by Dominican and Jewish teens in New York City.
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Performance at the United National General Assembly of Elizabeth Swados' "Sosua," a play based on monologues and songs written by Dominican and Jewish teens in New York City.

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Judy Gold

Standup comedian Judy Gold won two Daytime Emmys for her work writing and producing the Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1998 and 1999.

Kate Bornstein

Through performance art pieces like Kate Bornstein Is a Queer and Pleasant Danger and The Opposite Sex is Neither, Kate Bornstein questions society’s understanding of gender as a binary.

Sarah Treem

Television writer Sarah Treem’s work with Hagai Levi, adapting In Treatment for an American audience, led to their collaboration on the Golden Globe-winning The Affair.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Theater." (Viewed on May 30, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/theater>.

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