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LA Fellows’ Trailers Now Online

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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!

Oded Hirsh on Israeli TV

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Channel 10 in Israel sent a film crew to the set of Oded Hirsch’s latest project ‘The Tractor.’ The result aired last week on prime-time! Check out the video

Alicia Jo Rabins is a NYC-ARTS Pick!

Monday, November 19th, 2012

For the week of November 13th, featuring groups and artists who use music as a tool for social change, Alicia Jo Rabins‘ song-cycle (and Six Points Project) “A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” has been selected by NYC-ARTS as a Top Five Pick! View the full article here.

Clare Burson Named 2012-2013 LABA Artist Fellow!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

LABA: House of Study, a beit midrash for culture-makers at the 14th Street Y in New York City, has selected Cohort I Fellow Clare Burson as one of their 2012-2013 Artist Fellows! Every year, the LABA staff selects a group of 10 fellows to partake in a yearlong study of classical Jewish texts centered around a theme. The fellows then interpret these texts in their work which is featured in the bi-monthly online journal and annual year-end festival.

For more info, click here!

‘The Debate Society’ Praised in TONY

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Calling The Debate Society “the most beguiling and visually inventive experimental troupe in years,” Time Out New York is doing their part to get the word out about Hannah Bos’ Six Points Project: Blood Play.

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.

Performing at The Bushwick Starr, October 2-27.
Click here for more info, and to get your tickets!

Get Your Work Samples Ready!

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Applications are now open for Asylum: International Jewish Artist Retreat!

If you haven’t already heard, for three days next March, we will be bringing together an international group of sixty multi-disciplinary emerging Jewish artists to build professional skills, share their work, and explore Jewish themes and ideas. We hope that by doing this, new art and relationships will be fostered that cross national boundaries and artistic mediums.

If you or anyone you know would be interested in participating, click here to read more about the retreat, and how to apply!

We will be accepting applications until October 26th, 2012, so get out those work samples and spread the word!

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Saar Harari Nominated for a Bessie Award!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Cohort I Fellow Saar Harari and Lee Sher have been nominated for a Bessie Award for outstanding emerging choreographer! Formally known as the New York Dance and Performance Awards, the prizes are named for the influential teacher Bessie Schonberg. The dance world’s equivalent of the Academy Awards will be presented on October 15th, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Read about the nominations here, and find out more about the Bessies here!

Paul Ratner on the Huffington Post!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

LA Fellow Paul Ratner recently penned a post for the Huffington Post’s Culture blog, discussing the challenge he’s faced in putting the story of Solomon Bibo on film. Bibo, or Don Solomono as he came to be called, was a Jewish governor of a Native American tribe in the Wild West era. Apart from the facts of his life, little is known of Bibo as a person.

Read the whole post here, and find out how Paul sifted through the various historical perspectives to craft this fascinating character!

Get Onboard the Mobile Pinhole Project!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Fellow Jonas Becker was interviewed by KCRW about the mobile pinhole project! Listen to the interview below!

‘Dude, Where’s My Chutzpah?’ Website Up!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Fellow Jessie Kahnweiler’s Website for ‘Dude, Where’s My Chutzpah?’ is up and running!

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