12th cycle
YEAR: 2023

Misappropriation

Ron Elisha
Should Yad Vashem accept a $1 Billion donation from as shadowy American donor, in exchange for opening to represent all genocides?
CITY: Melbourne Australia
CAST:2W, 2M
"This is one of the most provocative pieces I've read for the JPP, and , the courage behind it and the conversation it will certainly make it stand out."
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DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

JPP DEVELOPMENT:

National Jewish Playwriting Contest

REGIONAL CONTEST WINS:

A mysterious American donor – a Black man named Emmit Tillson – offers Yad Vashem $1 Billion, a life changing sum, on the condition that the hallowed organization open its mandate to all genocide and hate. Who is this mysterious man? And what does it have to do with the sudden arrival of a painting – applied to the wall of the museum, that is slowly disappaearing?