The Sam Play

The Sam Play

full-length drama
3 w/2 m

After serving on the front lines of World War II, Sam, a Jewish surgeon, returns to New York. He discovers the wife he left behind is as changed by the war as he is. Now more determined to rise in the world, he meets a secretary from Wall Street’s most prestigious Jewish investment banking firm. Can a Jew with parents from the shtetl succeed in the world of America’s great German Jewish banking families? Sam struggles to penetrate the borders of class that jeopardize his career, his family, and his sense of self.

Reading/Development history:

  • Workshopped, Pick Up Sticks, Truro, MA. December 2018

  • (Excerpts): Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Workshop, New York, NY (director, Susan Izatt.) 2018

  • (Excerpt): Alliance for Jewish Theatre Conference, Cambridge, MA. October 2017

  • (Excerpts): Goldberg Theater, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY. 2016 (various.)