Dirty Laundry Theatre is a New York City based theatre production company, founded by Israeli-American artists. Our company seeks to raise consciousness, encourage a broad discussion and challenge the status quo through exploration and embracement of the cultural differences NYC offers. We do so by shedding light on human angels, bringing to life narratives which are not typically represented in popular culture.
What Dirty Laundry Means
“Dirty laundry” is something that everyone has, across all cultures, races and continents, from the moment we are born, through the rest of our lives. It represents topics and angles in life that most of us consider private and will not share in public to maintain our perceived dignity. However, this is exactly the common ground where we can all meet to find that, although we have different ways to “wash” our laundry, our differences are not that big and we’re all dealing with the same “dirt” throughout our lives.
We start with ISRAEL
Airing Israeli “dirty laundry”, beyond the immediately recognizable Middle Eastern conflict, allows us to create a greater mosaic of the little-known and unseen perspectives of day-to-day Israeli life in order to overcome cultural differences and prejudice.
These Israeli stories are as personally relatable as they are global. As a member of our audience, we invite you to open your mind and heart, and experience a new narrative that might be more familiar to you than you expect.
Our Core Values
Dirty Laundry Theatre’s core values are that of diverse, accessible and fair theatre. We believe in the power of personally experienced theatre to change lives, minds and bring people of different backgrounds together. Therefore:
– Diverse –
We commit to produce familiar and lesser-known plays and musicals of different cultures, and make it important to keep our cast and crew as diverse as possible.
We commit to make our shows accessible to all communities, and make Ma’aser [Tithe] and giveaway 10% of our productions tickets to underprivileged communities in NYC
We commit to always include monetary payment in our collaboration agreements- We share the passion of making art and the struggle of paying NYC bills, and commit to share the burden with our productions creative and technical crew.