The New Jewish Theatre

May 7 - May 31

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding

by David Hein & Irene Sankoff

YOU'RE INVITED TO A WEDDING!!! This is a tuneful, terrific show based on the true story of the playwright's mother. MMLJWW has a message everyone can take home with them,… Read more >

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The New Jewish Theatre is pleased to announce our 2014-15 Season. Read about it in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Flexible subscriptions, single price. 

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Welcome to The New Jewish Theatre

The New Jewish Theatre, St. Louis' Premier Small Professional Theatre, is a culturally specific theatre dedicated to the exploration of universal themes and issues and the examination of the full range of the human experience filtered through the lens of the Jewish experience. Through the medium of theatre, we build bridges of multi-cultural understanding, tolerance, communication and education.

The New Jewish Theatre operates under a contract with Actors Equity Association.  


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In addition to a full season of plays, the New Jewish Theatreoffers augmented Performing Arts events by offering "SALON MUSIC," a Chamber Music Program in the intimacy of the Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio Theatre. 

THE 2015 GESHER MUSIC FESTIVAL is moving to August.
Dates for 2015, August 16 - 23

Watch this space for news about the Festival - Artists, Programs, Locations

There will be a Festival Preview as part of a Shabbat Service on Friday, August 14 at Central Reform Congregation
For additional information, call 314-442-3283

Check here frequently to see the entire schedule for the 2015 Gesher Music Festival 

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New Jewish Theatre wins 5 Theater Circle Awards for 2012

New Jewish Theatre was honored with FIVE Theater Circle Awards for 2012 after having received an 11 Nominations!! Only the Rep received more Awards.

"Talley's Folly" and "Way to Heaven" each received 2 Awards and "Jacob and Jack" also received and Award.

Nominations were in ALL categories

See all of the Awards and year end accolades  here

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RFT Best of 2012

Best Ensemble in a Play
The Value of Names

Peter Mayer and Bobby Miller got under one another's skin in the most tensile ways in New Jewish Theatre's The Value of Names. The play's plot concerns two lifelong friends who have been estranged since the plague years of the Hollywood blacklist. Now they are briefly, if awkwardly, reunited. Like the characters they portrayed, Mayer and Miller also are lifelong friends. But if that's all it took to summon great acting, lots of thespians would be great. Theater magic is never that simple. How do two actors settle into an illusory groove that allows them to almost breathe together? Yet when that groove is found, any semblance of "acting" stops. At The Value of Names, viewers felt like eavesdroppers listening to a painfully intimate conversation they had no right to hear. In a situation like this, the rules of conventional theater disappear. The characters are running the show — and it's a wary privilege to watch them.


Best Of 2011
RFT names NJT's AWAKE AND SING! Best Stage Production of 2011!!

Clifford Odets' 1935 saga of restive lives trying to ride out the Great Depression is one of those classic American dramas that, though much revered, is rarely staged. So what a relief it was to finally see Awake and Sing! and learn that its reputation is deserved. Odets crams emotions into this lusty chronicle of three generations of a family living in the same congested Bronx apartment the way others cram weeds into a yard-waste bag. The eruptive staging at New Jewish Theatre, directed with a sense of urgency by Steven Woolf, blew off the dusty stigma that shrouds too many classics. For the most part, the cast reveled in the infrequent opportunity to enact roles that, if anything, were overwritten rather than under. It sometimes seems that we live in a world where the past is too soon forgotten. But during the New Jewish run of Awake and Sing! the American theater heritage was alive and well — and electrifying

NJT’s Youth Theatre Program

Explore New Jewish Theartre’s Youth Theatre Program and upcoming auditions. Learn More >

New Jewish Theatre Merchandise

Buy New Jewish Theatre products only at the NJT store at CafePress! Our store features an assortment of household items such as coffee mugs, mouse pads, coasters, tote bags and magnets. Show your support for The New Jewish Theatre! Click here to shop!

Also available, products for Gesher Music Festival click here