On Stage

Theater J in association with Jonathan Reinis Productions presents the World Premiere of

Andy Warhol - Good for the Jews?


March 6–March 21

Written and Performed by Josh Kornbluth
In collaboration with Director David Dower

DC favorite Josh Kornbluth considers the pop-art enigma who was commissioned to paint ten Jewish notables like Einstein, Gershwin, and Golda.  In wrestling with Warhol’s motives and style, Kornbluth uncovers his religious identity and the spiritual dimensions of Warhol’s art. 


"Uncovers something illusory about modern identity" - Washington Post

"Places art history and personal history into the genial writer-performer's trademark socio-political blender" - Washington Post

"Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? is an arpeggio which takes us, forcefully and gracefully, to the land of I and Thou, where we, and all, are loved." - DC Theatre Scene

"It is about art, and – this is the genius of Kornbluth, that eventually he always gets down to the bones of the thing – about love" - DC Theatre Scene




The original Warhol silkscreen prints that comprise Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century,  will be on exhibit in The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery, located in the main lobby of the Washington DCJCC, from February 25 through May 2.  Click here for more information and photo credit.






More about Josh...

Josh Kornbluth is the author and performer of the celebrated monologues Love & Taxes, Ben Franklin: Unplugged and Citizen Josh, among others. The Washington Post called Ben Franklin: Unplugged a "poignant and penetrating father-son saga that completes a trilogy that deserves to stand with the best of the Jewish father-son sagas in our theatre." In 2001, Kornbluth along with his brother Jacob Kornbluth made the movie Haiku Tunnel about which The Los Angeles Times wrote: "A sly and captivating comedy of imaginative leaps and gently orchestrated pandemonium...Kornbluth can make anything killingly funny." From 2006 to 2008 he hosted the weekly KQED-TV program "The Josh Kornbluth Show," interviewing such figures as Annie Leibovitz, Alan Alda, Helen Mirren and Michael Tilson Thomas.

Learn more about Josh and his many adventures on his website