THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF
NOT THAT JEWISH
AT NEW WORLD STAGES
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
EMMY AWARD WINNER &
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE
(Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats)
(Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends)
Michael Alden Productions is proud to announce the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends).
NOT THAT JEWISH is Emmy Award-winning writer, actress and comedian Monica Piper’s autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life. From growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first step on to a comedy club stage, to a WASP wedding and an “almost” night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life, using the same signature wit found in her writing on Roseanne and Mad About You and her Emmy Award winning work on Rugrats. Over the course of 80 minutes, the audience travels with Piper from innocence to individuality, reliant to resilient, sharing both the hilarity and the heartache along the way.
Monica Piper began her career studying improv with Second City in Chicago, and performed with “Sons of the Sunset,” and “Papaya Juice” in San Francisco, before going solo as a stand up and becoming one of Showtime Network’s “Comedy All Stars.” Her Ace Award-winning Showtime Special, “No, Monica… Just You” was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Piper went on to write for Roseanne, Mad About You and Veronica’s Closet, eventually becoming the showrunner of the #1 children’s animated series, Rugrats, for which she won an Emmy.
NOT THAT JEWISH is directed by Mark Waldrop, and features set design by Michael Carnahan, lighting design by Julie Duro, sound design by Ian Wehrle, and projection design by Zachary G. Borovay.
NOT THAT JEWISH was originally commissioned by the Jewish Women’s Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica, CA, where it premiered in their performance and art space, The Braid, in November of 2014. The show played for 16 months, and in 2016, Ms. Piper was nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance.
“Don’t miss this one! Flawless production…sparkles throughout with comedy.”
“Turning adversity into comedy and idiocy into irony, she presents her life with no holds barred, and, despite the vexations, she appears to have enjoyed every minute of it. And so will you.”
SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS