About the Book
Winner of the 2003 CAA Carol Bolt AwardWinner of the NY Newsday Oppenheimer AwardFinalist for the Dramatist’s Guild Hull-Warriner AwardIn Hollywood in 1946, Jewish movie mogul Sam Baum hires gentile screenwriter Garfield Hampson Jr. to script a film about anti-Semitism. Through a series of intense and engaging meetings about the screenplay, both men are challenged to redefine their ideas about racism and about art. Ultimately Sam realizes he must reconcile his cultural and religious identity with his duties as film producer, mentor and father. Intelligent, funny, and complex, this critically-acclaimed first play was nominated for the Dramatist’s Guild Hull-Warriner Award and won the 2000 NY Newsday Oppenheimer Award.
News & Reviews
“… stocked with uneasy questions about self-deception and self-hatred.”–Time
About the Author
Daniel Goldfarb’s Adam Baum and the Jew Movie premiered off-Broadway in the fall of 1999, won the 2000 NY Newsday Oppenheimer Award, and was nominated for the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award. His play Modern Orthodox recently completed a record-breaking run at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. Daniel has received commissions from South Coast Repertory Theatre and the Roundabout Theatre Company; grants from Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and has had residencies at Sundance, New York Stage & Film, the Cape Cod Theater Project, and with the Atlantic Theater Company. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and New York University, where he now teaches playwriting and screenwriting. Born and raised in Toronto, Daniel lives in New York.