Plays written by Lindsay Joelle
A Small History of Amal by Amal, Age 7
THE LEAST WORST PLACE
Lindsay Joelle is a Chicago born, NYC-based playwright and lyricist. Recent plays include TREIF (O’Neill finalist, JAW finalist, Ingram New Works Lab finalist, Jewish Plays Project Top 10, Rita Goldberg Graduate Playwriting Award, Weissberger Award nomination, Kilroys List Honorable Mention), THE LEAST WORST PLACE (UMass New Play Lab finalist, Anne Freedman Grant recipient, Irving Zarkower Award for best play of the year), and A SMALL HISTORY OF AMAL BY AMAL, AGE 7 (O’Neill finalist, ESPAdrills reading series). Her work has been produced and developed at Vital Theatre, TADA! Youth Theater, The Lark, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, The New School for Drama, and ESPA/Primary Stages, among others. Lindsay is a proud New Georges and Lark Affiliated Artist, and an alumna of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. BA: Columbia University, MFA: Hunter, mentored by Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, and Sam Hunter. www.Lindsayjoelle.com
TREIF: (1f, 3m)
Zalmy and Shmuel are the Rebbe’s foot soldiers, driving “The Mitzvah Tank” through 1990s Brooklyn, fighting to win the souls of the secular. Today they’ve found a real convert to Chabad! But is he who he seems? For that matter, are they?
Inspired by the true stories of current and former Chabad-Lubavitch Jews, Treif is a road trip/buddy comedy that asks how hard you have to believe to belong.
A SMALL HISTORY OF AMAL BY AMAL, AGE 7: (3f, 3m)
When Mumbai’s railroads are attacked and the hospital struggles beyond capacity to treat the survivors, 7-year-old Amal gets lost in the shuffle. Now, it’ll take an explorer’s heart and a little Bollywood magic to defeat the god of death.