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Monday, September 11, 2023 @ 7 pm334 Amsterdam Avenue @76th StreetJewToo, a small Jewish marketing non-profit, hires two interns to compete to be the online voice of Ava the Zionista, an A.I.-created, #girlboss Progressive Zionist. When Ava becomes an online sensation, the organization, the interns, and eventually the play itself are pushed to the brink of breakdown.PLAYWRIGHT ALEXA DERMAN Alexa Derman writes adventurous plays about gender, genre, systems, and speculation. Her plays include THE CREATURE (Runner-up, Princess Grace/New Dramatists; Finalist, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), PSYCHOPSYCHOTIC (Honorable Mention, Relentless Award), GIRLISH (Fresh Ink), RESTORATION MASTER RESET (Cutting Ball in WAYS TO LEAVE A BODY), ZIONISTA RISING (Winner, Jewish Plays Project National Competition) and I’LL BE IN MY HANUKKAH PALACE (sold-out at Ars Nova ANT Fest). Finalist: Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship, the O’Neill, Seven Devils; semifinalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Irons in the Fire; long-list: Theatre 503 International Playwriting Prize (x2). Other honors and experiences include: nomination for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, L Arnold Weissberger Award (x2), and the Susan Smith Blackburn; participation in Orchard Project’s Audio Lab; selection as a Playwrights Center Core Apprentice (mentored by Sheila Callaghan); and recently working as a staff writer on a Netflix series. She is currently under commission from Manhattan Theatre Club via the Sloan Foundation. BA from Yale in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; brand-new MFA from Brown, where she studied under Julia Jarcho. alexaderman.comDIRECTOR WILL STEINBERGER Will Steinberger is a Drama League Award nominated director and producer. He has directed and developed new plays for New York Stage and Film, Clubbed Thumb, New Dramatists, Hartford Stage, the Drama League, Berkshire Theatre Group, New...