In[HEIR]itance Project

The Genesis Plays

The In[HEIR]itance Project & 14th Street Y Present: The Genesis Plays

5 Plays. 3 Weeks. 1 Book.

Conceived by Jon Adam Ross and Directed by Chantal Pavageaux

In 2015, actor/playwright Jon Adam Ross received a Signature Grant from The Covenant Foundation to create The In[heir]itance Project and answer the question: If we allowed communities behind the scenes of an artistic process as collaborators from the very beginning, could the artistic process become the product, with the finished art piece being just another element of a dynamic, communal exploration of inherited and lived narrative? The In[heir]itance Project embarked on creating The Genesis Plays, a national theater series created to put communities in conversation with stories from the Torah. This festival is a completion of that cycle – 5 plays made in different cities around the United States, performed in NYC for the very first time over 3 weeks at the 14th Street Y, all inspired by stories from 1 book.

Check out what we have in store:

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happening: May 1, 2018 Tue, May 1

The Leah/Rachel Play

7:00PM – 9:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

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The Sarah Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

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happening: May 2, 2018 Wed, May 2

The Abraham Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

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The Jacob Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

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happening: May 3, 2018 Thu, May 3

The Abraham Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

explore

The Sarah Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

happening: May 4, 2018 Fri, May 4

The Jacob Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

explore

The Leah/Rachel Play

9:00PM – 10:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

explore

happening: May 5, 2018 Sat, May 5

The Abraham Play

2:00PM – 3:10PM

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

explore

The Jacob Play

4:00PM – 5:10PM

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

explore

The Sarah Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

happening: May 6, 2018 Sun, May 6

The Rebecca Play

2:00PM – 3:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

The Leah/Rachel Play

4:00PM – 6:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

explore

happening: May 8, 2018 Tue, May 8

The Abraham Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

explore

The Jacob Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

explore

happening: May 9, 2018 Wed, May 9

The Jacob Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

explore

The Leah/Rachel Play

9:00PM – 11:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

explore

happening: May 10, 2018 Thu, May 10

The Sarah Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

The Abraham Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

explore

happening: May 11, 2018 Fri, May 11

The Leah/Rachel Play

9:00PM – 11:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

explore

happening: May 12, 2018 Sat, May 12

The Jacob Play

2:00PM – 3:10PM

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

explore

The Leah/Rachel Play

4:00PM – 6:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

explore

The Sarah Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

happening: May 13, 2018 Sun, May 13

The Sarah Play

12:00PM – 1:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

The Leah/Rachel Play

2:00PM – 4:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

explore

The Rebecca Play

4:00PM – 5:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

happening: May 16, 2018 Wed, May 16

The Leah/Rachel Play

7:00PM – 9:00PM

A historian unearths an ancient papyrus about sisterhood and struggles with what it means for a man to have made this discovery that reveals so much about female identity. And…

explore

The Abraham Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

explore

happening: May 17, 2018 Thu, May 17

The Abraham Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the…

explore

The Rebecca Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

happening: May 18, 2018 Fri, May 18

The Sarah Play

7:00PM – 8:10PM

Three actors struggle with how to tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, through a modern lens. Drawing from the Muslim, Christian…

explore

The Jacob Play

9:00PM – 10:10PM

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob &…

explore
The In[HEIR]itance Project Staff

Producing Artist – Jon Adam Ross
Director – Chantal Pavageaux
Producer – Martha Goode
Director of Community Outreach – Ariel Warmflash
Director of Education – Mollie Andron
Set Designer – Deb O
Costume Designer – Justin Caron
Lighting Designer – Stacey Boggs
Stage Manager – Rachel April
Dramaturg – Ben Kamine
Leah/Rachel Play Collaborating Artist – Ilana Trachtman
Rebecca Play Collaborating Artist – Darian Dauchan

 

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Staff

Director of Program Administration – Becky Skoff
Artistic Director of Arts + Culture – Ronit Muszkatblit
Associate Artistic Director of Arts + Culture and Theater Manager – David Stallings
Resident Designer – Kryssy Wright

Downtown Jewish Life Staff

Program Manager, Jewish Life – Michele Schulman
Jewish Life and Culture Fellow – Laura Newmark

With generous support from The Covenant Foundation. In Association with Downtown Jewish Life.