11th cycle
YEAR: 2022

To Reach Across A River

Marshall Botvinick
Yehudis and her husband spend years struggling with infertility. After her marriage falls apart, she adopts a biracial girl, forever altering her relationship with her ultra-Orthodox community.
TAGS: Drama
CITY: New York
CAST:2W 1M
"It’s so rare to see a play with such reverence for Orthodoxy, particularly in such an unorthodox—and beautiful—story."
- David Winitsky

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:

Workshop Reading, Theater Ariel (Philadelphia)

JPP DEVELOPMENT:

National Jewish Playwriting Contest

REGIONAL CONTEST WINS:

Marshall Botvinick is a playwright, dramaturg, and educator based in North Carolina. His plays have been developed at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Palm Beach Dramaworks, South Carolina Repertory Company, the Mid-America Theater Conference, and the ATHE New Play Development Workshop. He has also been a finalist for the Todd McNerney Playwriting Award and the Georgia College Arts & Letters Prize for Drama as well as a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. He holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard University.