About Jewish Theatre Collaborative (JTC)
Founded by Sacha Reich in 2008, Jewish Theatre Collaborative's unique strengths as an arts organization have been in creating adaptations, collaborating with community partners, gathering community and catalyzing conversations. At the same time, and as a result of all these strengths, JTC has created high-quality, memorable theatre, produced with and performed by professional Portland theatre artists.
In eight years, JTC's prolific work includes 26 original pieces: among them four full-length adaptations, four educational touring productions and five Academic Collaborations. These performances have reached more than 22,000 audience members age 2-102 across Portland and around the state. JTC programs have been used to catalyze conversations about complex issues as diverse as cultural dislocation, forced-disappearance, Arab-Jewish relations, and public health. The recipient of 3 Drammy awards, JTC has received critical acclaim and distinguished itself among its professional peers.
Currently, Jewish Theatre Collaborative is dormant.
Please visit our archives to learn more about our programming, especially the world-premiere adaptations JTC created from the following:
Charlotte Salomon's Life? Or Theatre?
Meir Shalev's A Pigeon and a Boy
Nathan Englander's The Ministry of Special Cases
Chaim Potok's Davita's Harp
JTC has received support from the Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, Collins Foundation, Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation, The James and Marion Miller Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, Autzen Foundation, Equity Foundation, PGE Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Oregon Jewish Community Foundation and Youth Foundation, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Templeton Foundation, Juan Young Trust, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Northwest Health Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, and Oregon Humanities.
Board of Directors
Sacha Reich - President and Secretary
David Fuks - Vice President and Treasurer