<a href="https://jewishplaysproject.org/cycle/12/">12th</a> cycle
YEAR: 2023

Un Hombre: A Golem Story

Stephen Kaplan
Rebecca Wolfson, a sculptor, is struggling to get back on track after the untimely death of her husband. She is suffering from intense artist's block, and her son is withdrawn, failing Spanish, and unprepared for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. All seems hopeless until a lot of wine and a little magic transform a hunk of clay into the answer to all of their problems. But when her creation begins questioning his own purpose and existence, both mother and son are forced to confront their grief and grow in ways they never expected.
TAGS:
CITY: Bogota, NJ
CAST:1W, 1M, 1 Teen
"Not only does this play tell the story of multicultural Jewish families, it does so without tropes or stereotypes."
- JPP Reader

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

Bay Street Theatre's Tidal Wave Festival, 2023; Skeleton Rep(resents) Salon Series, 2022
Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival, 2022; Wild Imaginings Epiphanies, 2022
Reading, Around the Bend Theater, 2021

JPP DEVELOPMENT:

National Jewish Playwriting Contest

REGIONAL CONTEST WINS:

Rebecca Wolfson, a sculptor, is struggling to get back on track after the untimely death of her husband. She is suffering from intense artist’s block, and her son is withdrawn, failing Spanish, and unprepared for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah. All seems hopeless until a lot of wine and a little magic transform a hunk of clay into the answer to all of their problems. But when her creation begins questioning his own purpose and existence, both mother and son are forced to confront their grief and grow in ways they never expected.