Soul Doctor

Soul Doctor (Broadway, 2013)

Created and Developed by David Schechter and Daniel S. Wise
Book by Daniel S. Wise
Lyrics by David Schechter
Music by Shlomo Carlebach
Directed by Daniel S. Wise
Slated for Broadway in 2013

New York Theatre Workshop Space
Folksbiene Theatre NYC (Directed by David Schechter)
Colony Theatre, Miami
Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale,
Museum of Jewish History, NYC (Directed by David Schechter)
Roundabout Theatre Black Box (Staged Reading Directed by David Schechter)
The true story of Shlomo Carlebach, often called “The Rockstar Rabbi”, told through his own music. A controversial spiritual leader and composer, Shlomo was instrumental in reviving the spirit of the Jewish people after WW 2.

Seen (NYC Premiere, 2013)

Book by David Schechter and Bill Von Hoene
Music and Lyrics by Bill Von Hoene and David Schechter
Directed and Performed by David Schechter
Produced by Wet Rock Productions/ Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel
Can the most intimate relationship in your life be with a lover you never see (with your eyes)? The true story of a love affair begun with one lover blindfolded for four months, a relationship that continues full force after the sudden death of one of the two.
A Letter To Harvey Milk

A Letter To Harvey Milk (West Coast, 2013)

Book by Jerry James
Music by Laura Kramer
Lyrics by Ellen Schwartz
Based on the short story by Leslea Newman
Directed and Dramaturged by David Schechter
AWARDS: Winner of Five Top Jury Prizes, including Most Promising Musical, at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
A surprising letter to the martyred gay politician sparks an unusual friendship between a retired kosher butcher and a young lesbian writing teacher, a relationship influenced by the ghosts of his feisty late wife and of Harvey Milk himself. The show is both poignant and laugh out loud funny.
Hannah Senesh

Hannah Senesh (Revival, 2013)
(a play with music)

Written by David Schechter
Music by Steven Lutvak, Elizabeth Swados and David Schechter
Original Diary and Poems by Hannah Senesh
Directed by David Schechter

AWARDS: New York Drama Desk Nom.; L.A. Dramalogue Award; L.A. Weekly News Pick; Hadassah Arts Award

Cherry Lane Theatre, Off-Broadway
Zephyr Theatre, L.A.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
The Philadelphia Theatre Company
Penquin Rep, NYS
North American Tour, Israeli Tour
WBAI broadcast
Based on the diary and poems of Hannah Senesh, the play tells the true story of the martyred young Hungarian/Jewish WW2 freedom fighter, the first woman to be a paratrooper. After helping to build a Jewish State in Palestine, she parachuted behind Nazi lines to save her fellow Jews. Hannah has been called “The Joan of Arc” of Israel.
East Towards Home

East Towards Home (Off-Broadway, 2013)

Written by Billy Yalowitz
Songs by Woody Guthrie
Directed and Dramaturged by David Schechter
Created with a grant from Temple University

Theatre for the New City, Philadelphia
A music theatre piece that traces a young man’s struggle to find his place as an artist in the Left Wing political tradition he was brought up in.
Who Cares About Pal Frenak

Who Cares About Pal Frenak? (Film Premiere, 2014)

A Documentary Produced by Vittoria DeBruin and Daniel Herner
Directed by David Schechter
Currently in production in Budapest and Paris
A documentary exploring the fascinating life and cutting edge dance/theatre work of the Hungarian choreographer, Pal Frenak.
Peter Pan

Peter Pan (Revival Tour, 2013)

Adapted from the play by J.M Barrie
Music by Jeffrey Lunden
Lyrics by David Schechter
Directed by David Schechter
Commissioned and Produced by TheatreworksUSA

The classic tale of the magical boy who wouldn’t grow up, retold as a children’s game, where the children use toys and puppets to help create the fabled Neverland and its motley inhabitants.