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Yoni Oppenheim

Yoni Oppenheim is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company, where he recently directed Uncle Vanya. He is Doug Wright’s researcher for a new play. Yoni’s translation of Motti Lerner's At Night's End was produced at Knox College, and workshopped at Israeli Stage in Boston and The Lark in New York. He recently dramaturged Ian Cohen's He Who Laughs at JCC Theaterworks in New Haven. Yoni received his BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts/Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and his M. Phil. in Ibsen Studies from the University of Oslo. Member: Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

Jewish Religious Observance in the American Theater
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Jewish Religious Observance in the American Theater

14 March 2014

As a response to the realities of the current state of the theater for religiously observant theater artists, I co-founded 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company with likeminded artists. 24/6 is a home for Sabbath-observant artists in New York which is committed to cultivating innovative theater grounded in a rigorous engagement with Jewish tradition.