Founded in 1978, The Jewish Theatre of San Francisco creates and presents plays inspired by the Jewish experience, with the goal of making the culture resonant and meaningful to the diverse communities of the Bay Area. The company has created and developed scores of original theater works from such sources as Yiddish poetry, the legends of the Hasidim, and current events, with subject matter ranging from the assassination of Trotsky to the challenge of interfaith marriage to African-American/Jewish relations.
TJT has performed in more than 60 cities worldwide, including Chicago, New York, Berlin, Oslo, and Jerusalem. Members of the ensemble also teach solo performance, improvisation and ensemble creation privately and through the TJT’s professional training programs. In addition, the company has produced a four-part series for Public Radio International, titled Heart of Wisdom: Audio Explorations in Jewish Culture.
Jewish Theatre San Francisco Information
- Public Transportation: Fair/ Good (accessible by BART, but requires a 12-minute walk to the theater)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Thursday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $15–$34, discounts available for groups, seniors, students and teachers, designated pay-what-you-can nights, shows available on Goldstar.com.