The Jewish Theological Seminary has long been an institution that provides meaningful dialogue on current events while reflecting the tapestry of Jewish culture.
In a renewed focus on the arts, JTS tapped celebrated artist Tobi Kahn to serve as its artist-in-residence, working with the JTS community to create an exhibition of photos, paintings, sculptures, and other expressions of creativity. Now, another dimension can be added to JTS's expanding artistic offerings: theater.
Jon Adam Ross, JTS's new theater artist-in-residence, joins the JTS community to work with students to create a unique Passover play, Knock Knock. Who's There? Jon is a widely acclaimed Jewish theater artist. Having earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he went on to become a founding company member of Storahtelling (an organization dedicated to Jewish education via the arts and new media) and the Northwoods Ramah Theater Company. "Our dream is to create a piece of theater here . . . and for the students to conceive, write, and star in it. To have students creating together is really a thrill," says Jon.
In April, students from across the Northeast will have the opportunity to see Knock Knock. Who's There? at selected universities and during a two-night run at JTS.