Jessie Kahnweiler’s “Dude Where’s my Chutzpah?”, a comedic web series following Jessie on her adventure to discover what it means to be Jewish, now has a trailer available online! Check it out, and find more details,here.
Paul Ratner’s Moses on the Mesa also has a trailer available online. The film is inspired by the real life of Solomon Bibo, a Jewish-German immigrant who became the governor of a Native American tribe in the Wild West. Check out the trailer here!
Netta Yerushalmy’s Six Points Project Devouring Devouring will enjoy its world premier at La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theatre in December! Bringing together a cast of singular and fierce performers from Tel Aviv and New York, and drawing on movement sensibilities from both locales, as well as on Baroque iconography, Netta’s choreography meanders between the representational and the formal, the elegant and the awkward, ultimately probing at the actual or perceived differences between the two. Click here for more info!
December 13 – 16, 2012
La Mama’s Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street, 2nd fl.
Alicia Jo Rabins’ Six Points Project, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, will premier at Joe’s Pub this November! For two nights only, this one-woman show will trace a year of obsession with Bernie Madoff to investigate the intersection of mysticism and finance, the inevitability of cycles, and the true meaning of wealth. Performed with violin and voice through a range of looping pedals and processors, and backed up by a live band, this is one show you won’t want to miss!
November 8 and 15 at 7:00 pm
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Click here for more info, and to secure your tickets.
425 Lafayette Street
Early this November, Judith Berkson’s Six Points project The Vienna Rite will premier at Roulette in Brooklyn! The Vienna Rite is a chamber opera about Viennese cantor Salomon Sulzer, whose life spanned most of the 19th century to include a friendship with Franz Schubert, an arrest during the revolution of 1848, being knighted by the emperor, and spreading a liturgical style influenced by the music of his city. The opera will explore these events drawing on influences from Viennese opera, contemporary music and devotional singing of cantors, and will feature a vocal ensemble, percussion, harmoniums and organ. Click here for more info, and here to purchase tickets!
November 2 – 3 @ 8:00PM
Tickets are $10 – $15
509 Atlantic Avenue
Hannah Bos’ Six Points Project, Blood Play, will premier this fall at The Bushwick Starr! Created by The Debate Society, Blood Play translates the anti-Semitic medieval perception that Jewish men menstruated into a provocative, 20th century thriller.
Soon, the story spread…Whispers in the basement bars of the homes around the neighborhood. Rumors served at the soda shop. Kids, terrified, telling trembling tales in tents in the backyard. …He’s out there.
The Bushwick Starr
207 Starr Street
Hadassa Goldvicht’s “The Lullaby Project” is on display at the Israel Museum, as a part of their “Good Night” exhibition! “Good Night” aims to peeks into the bedroom, exploring the different stages of sleep and the imagery associated with it, while also looking outdoors, illustrating the changes taking place at night in nature.
The exhibition opens March 30, 2012, and runs through January 31, 2013. More details can be found here.
The Israel Museum
“In that better, smarter world, perhaps, thoughtful musicals like this one would be on Broadway.” – The Village Voice
Cohort I Fellow Dan Fishback asks the hard questions: what happens when you put Madonna and Britney Spears into the same house with a family of socialist Jews from the 1920s? The answer, currently playing at Dixon Place, just garnered a rave review from the Village Voice!
The Material World performs Fridays and Saturdays in July at 7pm. Click here for more info and tickets!
Now extended through August 2nd!
July 6-28th (Fridays and Saturdays only) @ 7pm
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY
The Museum at Eldridge Street will present original drawings from Liana’s Six Points project, A Bintel Brief, her debut graphic novel based on The Forward’s beloved advice column. Liana’s single-page vignettes bring to life the heartbreaking and humorous dilemmas of young immigrants seeking advice on everything from matters of the heart to new world manners.
Opening night is Wednesday, March 21st, at 7:00pm, and will run through May 31st!
The Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Now extended through April 22nd!
Fellow Oded Hirsch makes his New York solo exhibition debut at the Thierry-Goldberg Gallery! Oded works primarily in video and photography, and creates surreal mechanisms that consist of an independent set of rules and logic. His exhibition, ‘Nothing New,’ will feature large-scale photographs and many recent video works. The titular piece, ‘Nothing New,’ is an epic video made with the help of hundreds of kibbutz members, exploring biblical narratives while reconstructing the pioneering spirit of the Zionist movement.
Opening night is Sunday, March 4th 6-8pm, and the show will run through April 15th.
Thierry Goldberg Gallery
103 Norfolk Street, New York, 10002
Between Delancey and Rivington
F train to Delancey/ J/M/Z train to Essex
Avishai Mekonen’s new film 400 Miles to Freedom is premiering at the New York Jewish Film Festival. The film tells the story of Avishai’s journey from Ethiopia to Israel in 1984, and the kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan during his community’s exodus. Screenings are January 11th at 3:45pm and January 18th at 6pm at the Walter Reade Theater; tickets available online.