Author, Researcher, or Creator

Jon PapernickFollow

Affiliation of Author, Researcher, or Creator

School of the Arts


Writing, Literature and Publishing


Jonathan Papernick

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Not published

Publication Date

Winter 2023

Brief Description

Jess, a 16 year-old Honors student is with Brendan a senior at her high school while her parents are away at Jess‘s cousin’s bris (ritual circumcision). Alone, together at last they intend to have sex, but Jess, who denies her Jewish identity, discovers that she can’t go through with the act after she sees Brendan wearing a gory crucifix. Brendan threatens to share photographs she sent to him in private with Ivy League admissions offices, if she doesn’t have sex with him. Jess comes up with a unique solution to resolve the issue.


One-act play, ten-minute play, play, Jewish Identity, teen sexual exploration, drama, dark comedy

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