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Jewtopia ()

Playwrights: Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson
Director: Avery Saltzman


The Diesel Playhouse


September 23rd, 2007 – December 1st, 2007


Jewtopia tells the story of two thirty-year-old single men looking to meet the perfect Jewish girl. Chris O’Connell, a gentile, wants to marry a Jewish girl so he’ll never have to make another decision again for the rest of his life. Adam Lipschitz, a Jew who likes to date outside the faith, decides to seek out a Jewish girl to please his family, but can’t get a date to save his life. Chris and Adam meet at a singles mixer and decide to form a secret pact. Adam promises to teach Chris how to be a “Jew”, but only if Chris shows Adam how to meet the Jewish girl of his parents’ dreams. Stereotypes collide, cultures clash, and chaos ensues! (


Matt Baram Adam Lipschitz
David Kerr Chris O'Connell
Judy Marshak Marcy Cohen / Arlene Lipschitz
Aron Tager Rabbi Schlomo / Irving Lipschitz
Jeanie Calleja Bad Dates / Jill / Nurse / Allison Cohen
Allan Price Dennis Lipschitz / Party Guy / Understudy for Rabbi Schlomo and Irving Lipschitz
Jane Luk Rachel
Andrea Lui Understudy for Rachel
Jeff Margolis Understudy for Adam, Chris, and Dennis
Shelley Simester Understudy for Marcy, Arlene, Bad Dates, Jill, Nurse, and Allison

Creative Team

Bryan Fogel Playwright
Sam Wolfson Playwright
Avery Saltzman Director
Sarah Melamed Costume Designer
Lesley Wilkinson Lighting Designer
Graham Maxwell Set Designer
John Lott Sound Designer


Dianne Woodrow Production Stage Manager
Sarah Bustard Assistant Stage Manager
Loreen Gibson Apprentice Stage Manager
Ray Salverda Production Manager
Stefan Lenzi Associate Production Manager
Stefan Lenzi Head Electrician
Emily Porter Sound Board Operator
Natalie Gibbs Wardrobe
Michael Rubinoff Executive Producer
Lindsey Steinberg Producer
Sherry Firestone Producer
David Green Producer
Matthew Tishler Associate Producer
Daniel Malen Web Designer
Daniel Malen Program Design
Sherry Dayton Casting
Michael Walters Casting
John Wimbs Publicity
Jonathan Schwartz Publicity
David Leyes Production Photographer


Graham Maxwell Production Manager (Diesel Playhouse)
Graham Maxwell Venue Technician
Mark Andrada Venue Technician
Alex Naylor Venue Technician
Evan Kirsh Venue Technician