Monologues Take Manhattan
I grew up thinking being Jewish wasn’t too cool, always wanting to hang out with the Asian kids, and not realizing how awesome it actually is to have a dad that is of both Yemenite and Eastern European descent. My story might not be typical of the American Jew, but you can hear it and 14 other original stories that anyone of any age, background, culture, religion or ethnicity will be able to relate to in the fourth New York run of Monologues.
Produced by Lauren Eisenberg of Birthright Israel NEXT and directed by Vanessa Hidary of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Monologues is an evening of solo performances exploring Jewish identity that was inspired by a 10-day trip through Israel. It tells the stories of 15 Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni in their own words in the form of spoken word, monologues and rap about what being Jewish meant to them and how that idea has changed.
Now gearing up for its fourth run in New York, you can see the open run of Monologues at the Triad Theatre at 158 W 72nd St. between Broadway and Columbus on the 2nd floor. For tickets, schedule, video and more info, check out http://www.birthrightisrael.com/monologues or here on Facebook.
February 25, 26
March 1, 3, 4, 7
Doors Open at 7:30 PM Show Begins at 8pm
$10 in advance
$15 at the door (if available)
– Farrah Fidler