Welcome to the 2023/2024 Season

Hayley Finn

Artistic Director

Dear Friends,

I am elated to introduce you to the 2023-2024 Season at Theater J. The season reflects the richness of our mission. Plays that celebrate, explore, and struggle with the complexities and nuances of both the Jewish experience and the universal human condition. They illuminate and examine ethical questions of our time, inter-cultural experiences that parallel our own, and the changing landscape of Jewish identities.

The season has four world premieres, two East Coast premieres, tour de force performances, and a new adaptation of a beloved film reimagined for the stage with songs. The plays are bold and theatrical, intimate and personal, epic and imaginative.

This year we ask questions about identity and assimilation, how to define and redefine love, and what we can and cannot know. We search for family members, romance, faith, self-actualization, and renewal. We start around a dinner table and travel in time and place, from the late 19th Century in New York City’s Lower East Side to Stalinist Russia, Haifa, and Seoul, on trains, planes, and through the pages of comic books.

We invite you to laugh, be inspired, learn, question, and open your hearts and minds, and after many of the shows, we invite you to join us in conversation. This communal experience can only happen in a theater with live performances.

We welcome playwrights to Theater J, who write plays in dialogue with our current moment, whether looking at it through the lens of the past, the present, or an imaginative landscape; they are writing to connect with audiences in real time and space through the unique power of theater.

Theater J presents 7 plays, a family holiday program, and classes this year. And at the same time, we continue to invest in writers by developing new work through our Lab series. Our commissioning program seeds the work that will be in future seasons. As a subscriber, you will have the opportunity for a first look at these plays in development and get to know the artists and their creative processes.

With joy and anticipation, I am excited to see you this season!

Subscriptions FAQ

To the right, you’ll find answers to common questions about subscribing to our season. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the Subscriptions FAQ, please contact our Box Office for further assistance.

Subscribers can find their subscription information by logging into their account and heading to the my account page. There will be a tab that says Fixed Subscriptions. Click on that tab to access your schedule.

Subscribers can receive their tickets in one of two ways: via email or by picking them up at the box office. We no longer send printed tickets by mail.

To exchange your tickets, please call the ticket office at 202.777.3210. The ticket office is open 1-5pm M-F. Or email us at boxoffice@edcjcc.org.

Masks will be required for our Thursday evening and Saturday matinee performances. We want to be inclusive as possible and provide performances for people who want to gather in masked spaces or for people that may be immunocompromised. Masks are recommended but not required for all other performances.

Parking is limited but those who need to reserve a handicap parking spot can call the ticket office to do so. We ask that subscribers call at least 48 hours in advance of their performance to reserve a handicap parking spot.