JETFest 2020



JETFest is $10 per reading, and can be purchased by calling
or by clicking the button below.

Every year, we receive over 200 new scripts from playwrights all over the country to participate in JETFest--The Seymour J. and Ethel S. Frank Festival of New Plays. Each playwright receives a professional reading on our stage and a cash award. This year's festival is underwritten by Mary Lou Zieve and Steven A. Showfer.


You can be part of the process of professional play development. JETFest is open to the public, and your feedback is encouraged and essential to the playwrights as they continue to refine their work for full productions on the professional stage.

Each reading is followed by an audience discussion. Playwrights are invited to attend.

You will receive an email link on the day of each reading to connect through ZOOM. Each reading will be live at 7:30 pm. If you need assistance with ZOOM, call us at 248-788-2900.




Tom Lavagnino



In her efforts to help her husband Franklin's polio, Eleanor Roosevelt consults with George Washington Carver. Strong language.

JULY 16, 2020

7:30 PM





Bryan Halperin



In 1935 Kentucky, a young girl and her family form an unlikely bond with a traveler seeking refuge in their barn.

AUGUST 6, 2020

7:30 PM





Mike Solomonson



Celeste, after receiving a devastating diagnosis,

invites the audience to her good-bye party in this participatory experience.

AUGUST 19, 2020

7:30 PM

Generously Underwritten by

The Henry S. and Mala Dorfman Family Foundation

Phillip and

Elizabeth Filmer


Charitable Trust

1124 East West Maple

Walled Lake, MI  48390


Box office hours:

M-F 10 am - 3 pm

One hour before curtain on show days.

Since its inception, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre has used its stage to explore and confront issues of humanity. As a theatre of social conscience, we have stood--and will always stand--for inclusion, fairness, justice, and most importantly, equality.


Bigotry, racism, intolerance, discrimination and prejudice in society is intolerable, which is why JET has worked for 31 years to educate our youth and engage our audiences in these vital issues. JET will continue to honor its guiding principles in this regard.


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