Emmy Winner Monica Piper Brings Solo Show Not That Jewish to New World Stages
The comic writer is best known for her work on TV's Roseanne, Mad About You, and Rugrats.
Michael Alden Productions has announced the New York premiere of Not That Jewish, coming to New World Stages this fall. Performances will begin October 6, set to run through January 2017. October 23 will be the official press opening.
Not That Jewish is written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats). Directed by Mark Waldrop, the play is Piper's autobiographical telling of a Jew…'ish' girl's life. From growing up in a show business family in the Bronx and taking her first step on to a comedy club stage, to a WASP wedding and an "almost" night with Mickey Mantle, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life.
The creative team also includes set design by Michael Carnahan, lighting design by Julie Duro, sound design by Ian Wehrle, and projection design by Zachary G. Borovay.
Piper began her career studying improv with Second City in Chicago, and performed with "Sons of the Sunset" and "Papaya Juice" in San Francisco before going solo as a stand up and becoming one of Showtime Network's "Comedy All Stars." Her Ace Award-winning Showtime Special No, Monica… Just You was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Piper went on to write for Roseanne, Mad About You, and Veronica's Closet, eventually becoming the showrunner of the #1 children's animated series, Rugrats, for which she won an Emmy.