Summer of Semitism

Summer of Semitism is a play about four friends who have grown up together going to Jewish summer camp. Now, in their early 20s, they’re taking on the responsibilities of Head Staff and are in charge of running their beloved home away from home. When an act of anti-semitism hits the camp hard on its first day, the friends are left to pick up the pieces before their campers arrive.

Summer of Semitism

  • Producer, Playwright, and Performer: Ori Black
  • Director: Emma Ferreira
  • Stage Manager: Ashley Frederick
  • Performers: Hershel Blatt, Wayne Burns, Tom Shoshani


Part of the 2021 Festival

  • Jun 09 at 7:00pm

CONTENT WARNINGS: Swearing, anti-Semitic themes, violence

Special thanks to Griffin McInnes, Erika Batdorf, Richard Lam, and David Yee.

Photo by John Paillé

Ori Black is a Toronto-based actor, singer-songwriter, and playwright holding a BFA in Acting from York University. Influenced by his Jewish and French-Canadian upbringing, Ori continuously searches to tell distinct stories of the Jewish perspective, all while exploring the connection between his own Judaism and the art that he creates. Previous credits include: Orpheus in The Curious Voyage, (Dopo Lavoro Teatrale & Talk Is Free Theatre); Emmett in rochdale, (SummerWorks Festival, Theatre@York); Shay in Checkpoint 300, (Toronto Fringe 2019); Marmaduke/Chorus in Orlando, (Theatre@York).