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Now accepting submissions for its Jewish humor and comedy program. The Jewish Writers Roundtable was founded at Valley Beth Shalom as a home for professional writers interested in developing drama and comedy with foundations in Jewish life. Participants who make up the Roundtable represent writers and producers of television, features, theater. novelists, poets, and documentarians.

Valley Beth Shalom is one of the leading Conservative synagogues in the United States. Under Rabbi Harold Schulweis and Rabbi Ed Feinstein it has instituted programs with worldwide outreach. They include Jewish World Watch, and The Institute for the Righteous.

Six Ten-minute comedies, sketches or monologues will be presented on December 14, 2013. Authors are encouraged to submit innovative, original, even outrageous Jewish-oriented work. The only caveat: no blue material. We’re looking for the best
and brightest. Plays, sketches and monologues that have been produced previously are acceptable. The six plays chosen will be announced in November 2013 and receive an honorarium of $50.


Scripts must be original.
Adaptations must be public domain or if original material is written by another author, accompanied by a letter of permission to use copyrighted material.
The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, must be 10 pages or less, with a run time of 8 to 10 minutes maximum.
Cast limited to 4 characters.
All submissions must be in a standard professional play format.
Hard copy submissions only.

Send entries to: JWR, PO Box 55815, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413

Title page: Author's name, address, phone number, and email address.
Second page: Cast and description of characters and setting information.
Third page: first page of play. Include title and page numbers on every page.

Authors may submit only one script.

Submission letter must contain consent to permit JWR to produce the play as a reading if it is selected. Authors retain copyright and full ownership of plays. Plays will be performed by professional actors and directed by the author or may name a director. Authors shall indicate their option. Directors must cast their own plays. Directors and actors will be given honoraria.

Date of performance: December 14, 2013 at Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California 91403.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked on or before October 18, 2013.

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