Special Performances

Nicole Cox
Nicole Cox

Free Online Reading of Abomination by Nicole Cox

Event Over

Join us for a special online reading of our inaugural Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize winner, directed by José Carrasquillo and starring Tiziano D’Affuso, Billy Finn, Kimberly Gilbert, Mitchell Hébert, Susan Rome, and Chris Stinson.

Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr will interview Cox after the reading.

All Live Event attendees will also receive access to the On Demand recording.

Learn more about our New Jewish Play Prizes: https://theaterj.org/new-play-prizes/ 

In the early 2000s, Naftali, Dov, and Yitzi–three queer, closeted, ultra-Orthodox Jews–find one another in an internet chat room. As their friendships deepen, their mutual support grows into activism for their community, taking a conversion therapy organization to court. Based on a true story, Abomination is a captivating look at identity, faith, trauma, and belonging as this small group of queer yeshiva graduates forge a new path in their ancient tradition.

About Cox: Nicole Cox is a writer in DC. Her play, Office of the Speaker, won Best Drama at Capital Fringe 2019, and her poem, “I Want Lou Reed” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s had productions and readings at the 1-Minute Play Festival, Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage, and Citizens Play Festival. Paula Vogel and Dan O’Brien invited Nicole to workshop her play, All Other Nights, at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Her work is published in literary magazines including American Book ReviewTablet MagazineSplit LipElectric LiteratureBriar Cliff Review, and Hanging Loose. Nicole earned her MFA from Emerson College.