Jewish Journal

Seder by the Sea

By Melanie Chartoff

March 29, 2010 | 12:44 pm

Decades ago, as a fledgling (broke) New York stage actress, I had the good fortune to be befriended by the film producer Robert Chartoff (”Raging Bull,”  “The Right Stuff,” ... read on

  • Peacenik Einstein and the Nuke Fluke

    By Melanie Chartoff

    March 22, 2010 | 9:15 pm

    “Peacenik Einstein and the Nuke Fluke”  by Melanie Chartoff

    As a fledging playwright always sniffing around for juicy moral dilemmas, one great paradox in one great man’s life has always attracted me.

    A pacifist/physicist’s knowledge that the atom would soon be split for purposes... read on

  • Chutzpah Mitzvah

    By Melanie Chartoff

    March 10, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    I’ve been an actress all my life. But, even though I make a fool of myself professionally on stage, radio, screen, cellphone, webisode, and reruns soon coming to a chip in your head, off duty I’m demure.  When I’m not playing a “role,” I’m a vaporous mist.  Ask anyone,... read on




Melanie Chartoff is an inventor—of stories and characters for the page, stage and screen—and the environment, having patented a graywater recycling device for home use...

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