12th cycle
YEAR: 2023

Birdie and Cait and the Book of Life

Audrey Lang
When Birdie's mother dies, she embarks on a quest to find the Book of Life. But can she pull off her miracle by Yom Kippur?
CITY: New York City
CAST:4W
"Our first back-to-back Finalist, Audrey has gone deep into a new kind of Jewish mysticism - we're very excited."
- David Winitsky

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

Semi-Finalist, 21st Century Voices New Play Festival, American Stage Theatre Company, 2021
Semi-Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Foundation, 2021
Workshop Theater, Fall 2020 Writers Intensive; Original Idiots - The Generator, 2020-2021

JPP DEVELOPMENT:

National Jewish Playwriting Contest

REGIONAL CONTEST WINS:

“On Rosh Hashanah it is inscribed, and on Yom Kippur it is sealed.” When Birdie’s mother dies and her older sister Annika relocates her from New York to London, the sacred Jewish words she’s heard year after year during the High Holidays start to ring truer than ever before. She enlists her new friend Caitriona to help her on a quest to find the Book of Life, as Annika and Cait’s sister Siobhan struggle to parent their teenage siblings. But can Birdie really pull off the miracle she’s hoping for before the gates close on Yom Kippur?