Piece of Tish Work comprises the work of Larry Jay Tish – playwright, TV Writer, travel writer, copywriter, actor, producer and director.
Larry is currently the Managing Director of the country’s premier social justice theatre company – Dialogues On Diversity. DOD has performed their award-winning productions over 700 times across 44 states, Canada and the UK. Their works include The Black-Jew Dialogues, The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle, and Get Out Of Your Bubble!
Larry’s plays include The Last Jews – An Apocalyptic Comedy, which has been called “the lighter side of genocide.” As the Boston Globe stated, “Larry Jay Tish is making a career of wielding wit to battle the dark side of humanity.” The Last Jews was nominated as the Best New Play in Boston/Small Venue by the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE).
The Break-up of Cause and Effect premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 (as did The Black-Jew Dialogues in 2006), it explores the nature of fate, karma, destiny, coincidence, synchronicity, and personal responsibility “Tightly written, very funny and thought provoking. Well worth seeing” wrote the Fringe Review.
In 2016 Larry took a swing at his first musical, writing the libretto for Jews On First with Lee Goodwin and music by Erin Quinlin Murry. JOF explores Jewish assimilation, identity, and guts viewed through the lens of America’s pastime.
Larry co-wrote, produced, directed, edited and starred in Under The Nut, a sketch comedy cable program, which was a cult favorite to thousands of colleges students in the greater Boston area.
The TV Pilot Out For a Loop, which is based on his experience in the mid-80’s as a caddy at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, is currently in development as is his Youtube series, Yankers from Yonkers.
Larry, with friends Adam Gamble and Mark Parsekian, created The Turn the Page Book Fund, which provides money for books for students in financial distress at Bunker Hill and Cape Cod Community Colleges.
Larry’s acting credits are numerous on stage, screen and TV. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.