Ari Roth, the previous artistic director of Theater J, was fired last year in a controversy that pitted politics against professionalism. Now, Washington, D.C.’s most-acclaimed Jewish theater company has announced Roth’s replacement — Adam Immerwahr.
Ari Roth tried to stimulate public conversation at Theater J. His bosses thought he went too far. In its day, the Jewish Conciliation Board might have helped them work it out.
Theater J bosses have struck back at fired artistic director Ari Roth, insisting he was dismissed for ‘unprofessionalism’ — not pro-Israel politcal pressure.
Theater J has come under attack by some of the biggest names in the business for the abrupt departure of its director. Was Ari Roth axed for ‘blatantly political reasons’?
Sixty-one artistic directors of U.S. theater companies denounced the DC Jewish Community Center’s firing of Ari Roth, the artistic director of its Theater J who staged numerous works critical of Israel.
Ari Roth knew he wouldn’t stay as director of Washington’s acclaimed Theater J after a series of disputes, many over Israel. But he was still shocked at how suddenly the ax fell.
Ari Roth, the longtime director at Theater J, is leaving the theater after a period of tension over plays dealing with Israel’s history.
Washington DC’s Theater J was told to cancel a festival featuring works critical of Israel, prompting worries about censorship — and one board member’s resignation.
Despite having had a long day at the US Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made a point of attending a special performance based partly on her own life.
The Dramatists Guild of America has come out in strong support of a controversial Israeli play to be performed at Washington D.C.’s Theatre J, which is partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.