Last Wednesday, my friends Amielynn and Amin hosted a reading for my new play, “Jew Kamp,” in their attic. “Jew Kamp” is about Jewish teenagers exploring their sexual and religious identities while visiting concentration camps in Poland during the summer. Since it’s a play that riffs on the Holocaust, we thought hiding in the attic and having the actors speak in whispers would set the mood. Just kidding, the reading was held in their living room. I was very pleased that the laughter was very loud because it would be more likely to piss of the Nazis that way. Kidding again. I really can’t stop it with the Holocaust jokes.
Anyway, the reading for “Jew Kamp” was incredibly helpful and informative, and I think I know what to do next in order to make this play better and bring it to a concentration camp near you. Theater, I mean theater, near you.