Was amazing to speak at BroadwayCon the panel “God of Theatre Smile on Us: Working in the Theatre While Keeping a Religious Lifestyle.” I’m so grateful for having the opportunity to share my experience of being an orthodox Jew in the industry.
Producing-wise, not a ton to share about my current projects. The news nonetheless:
I was invited to consult the production of RAGS (the musical), which is being revised and produced by NYU. The show is super meaningful to me because it accurately depicts my Jewish ancestors in their journey emigrating to the states. Bonus points to the team of RAGS for starting a conversation about heritage and inclusivity.
I’ve mostly been involved in the show’s portrayals of Jewish themes by providing insight to key religious moments. Some of those include the reciting of Kadesh, wearing a tallit, and why Jews from the alteh velt (old world) might talk really expressively with their hands.)
Performances are from Feb 7 – Feb 11. Tickets are $5–$20, available here.
Join me at one of these events, over the next few weeks?