The Bible Players are a Torah Comedy team based out of New York City and Los Angeles that are teaching Jewish Values and sweeping the nation! The Bible Players use theater and improv to infuse comedy and laughs into tales from the Torah and beyond. Since founding The Bible Players in 2011, they have toured America from NY to Texas to California, bringing their unique show to thousands of people of all backgrounds and ages, from Pre-K through adults. They've performed in 30 states, and do over 100 programs a year, all while remaining good looking and humble. 

 

About us...

Who We Are

 

Andrew Davies

Executive Director/Co-Founder

     Andrew Davies is a Facilitator, Jewish Educator, and Improv Teacher living in Philadelphia, PA with his wife Molly Wernick and tiny dog Ducky. Andrew received a BA from Brandeis University, has studied Improv comedy at The Magnet Theater, and has a certificate of Facilitation from Georgetown University. He was honored in 2018 with the Jewish Education Project's Young Pioneer Award 

     His new project is CharacTours, an interactive theatrical walking tour where the past visits you. Currently there are four tours including Lower East Side, Harlem, Ellis Island, and New Amsterdam. So join the next CharacTour, meet the past, and have a blast!

Aaron Friedman

Artistic Director/Co-Founder

     Aaron Friedman, a stand-up comedian who performs for shuls and university Hillels, was recently named “Funniest Jew in New York” by The Jewish Week. 

     He is a graduate of List College (JTS/Columbia) and in 2018 earned a Masters in Jewish Education from the Davidson School (Jewish Theological Seminary). He is currently leading the B'nei Mitzvah program at The Brotherhood Synagogue in New York City. 

Lee Cohen

Bible Player

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     Lee Cohen is a Los Angeles based actor/singer, artist and History buff. Lee began performing at just 2 years old in the great state of Massachusetts, and has been forced to sing at every family gathering since! He holds a BFA in musical theatre from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and is a proud member of Actor’s equity association. Lee’s passion for playing “civil war” in his backyard as a child has grown into a profession which blends the magic of performance and the many lessons history has to offer.

     As an avid traveler, and particular Italiphile, Lee can usually be found exploring cuisines, pieces of art and culture. He is devoted to bridging the gaps in humanity while preserving, and embracing, the amazing differences those cultures have to offer.

     For more about Lee go to his website leecohen.net, or follow him @indianacohen

Alison Ormsby

Bible Player

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     Alison is currently a Philadelphia-based actor, devisor, and teaching artist. She is a recent graduate from the University of the Arts where she received her BFA in Acting. She spent a semester at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (NTI Fall 2018), and aims to focus on performance collaboration through joy and enthusiasm! Recent credits include: This Is On Record (Applied Mechanics) and Ready Steady Yeti Go (Azuka). She is so grateful and excited to be a part of the team!