A Theatre Beyond Its Size

Ari Roth’s Theatre J is a small Jewish theatre in Washington DC that is making much more of a splash than its size would suggest. “What he (Roth) puts on the Goldman stage often feels like the product of a much bigger operation than his, which chugs along with a skeletal staff in a cramped suite of offices and a budget of $500,000. Major regional theaters like the Shakespeare and Arena spend 20 times as much. Last season alone, he had several major successes.”