High School Intifada by Cary Gitter
PRINCIPAL MILLER: That’s another thing: you’re a teenager. Why do you have seven thousand Twitter followers?!
RIVVY: Because I’m cool. I’m a 16-year-old, anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian Jewish girl with Israeli parents. People dig that. Not that I wanna be front and center. I want Palestinians to be front and center. It’s their movement. I just do what I can.
Sixteen-year-old Rivvy has been called to the principal’s office in her small-town New Jersey high school. She’s accused of “bullying” other students on Twitter. But is she really here because she’s critical of Israel? And who are the actual bullies? High School Intifada is based on a true story.
Cary Gitter is a NYC-based playwright and a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s (EST’s) Obie Award-winning Youngblood group. His play How My Grandparents Fell in Love was a New York Times Critic’s Pick as part of EST’s 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays. He is the recipient of a 2017 New Play Commission from the EST/Sloan Project. His plays have been developed or produced at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, EST, the Flea Theater, NJ Rep, NYU, the Tank, and elsewhere. He is a Jewish Playwriting Contest finalist and a two-time O’Neill semifinalist. carygitter.com