BEYOND THE STAGE
2013-2014 Schedule of Events
 

Theater J is dedicated to taking its dialogues beyond the stage, offering an array of innovative public discussion forums, readings, and programs which explore the theatrical, cultural and social elements of our art throughout the year.

All events are free and open to everyone except where noted otherwise. All events and times subject to change. Please check this page for up-to-date announcements.
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April 2014

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Sun, April 27
4:45 pm Golda and Feminism: Women and Power in Israeli Society
Presented in partnership with New Israel Fund
Dahlia Lithwick, Contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate.
Anat Saragusti, director of B'Tselem USA; Journalist and Social Activist
Rabbi Jessica (Oleon) Kirschner, Rabbi at Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C.


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May 2014
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Fri, May 2 5:00 pm Theatre Lab’s Intergenerational Life Stories Project

Presenting stories of area seniors told through the voices and actions of local middle school students. Sponsored by the Humanities Council of Washington. FREE and open to the public. with post-show discussion with narratology expert and film maker David Taylor.
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Sun, May 18 5:00 pm Directors Forum
Freud’s Last Session with Serge Seiden
Following the matinee performance. Free and open to the public.
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Thur, May 29
9:00 pm Post Show Discussion - Let's Talk: Searching for Truths
Presented by the Contemporary Freudian Society
 
While the title, Freud’s Last Session suggests an ending, Nancy Goodman and Rabbi Shira Stutman will open a conversation about how Freud's sessions never stop as illustrated by the imaginative interchange of Freud and Lewis on the stage. 
 
Rabbi Shira Stutman, Director of Jewish Programming at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Nancy Goodman, Ph.D, Author of The Power of Witnessing: Reflections, Reverberations, and Traces of the Holocaust--Trauma, Psychoanalysis, and the Living Mind.
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Sat, May 31 9:30 pm Post Show Discussion: Truth or Fiction?
Presented by the Contemporary Freudian Society

Dr. Bass will explore themes in Freud's Last Session, in dialogue with the audience, as well as the play's portrayal of Freud.

Dr. Alan Bass, a Freudian scholar, psychoanalyst and philosopher, author of Difference and Disavowal: Trauma of Eros [2000] and Interpretation and Difference: The Strangeness of Care [2006].
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June 2014
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Mon, Jun 2 8:00  pm Theater J's Annual Benefit
Honoring Michele Berman & Patty Abramson
Stars of David: Story to Song

Starring Sherri L. Edelen (Gypsy at Signature Theatre), Aaron Serotsky (from the original off-Broadway cast of Stars of David), Joshua Dick (Our Suburb at Theater J) and Emily Levey (Hair at The Keegan Theatre). Musical direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar.

A musical adaptation of Abigail Pogrebin’s best-selling book, Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish. A celebration of Jewish identity drawn from interviews with some of America’s most recognizable public figures, including: Tony Kushner, Gloria Steinem, Joan Rivers, Aaron Sorkin, Leonard Nimoy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and more. 


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Mon, Jun 9 7:30 pm Reading: Orchestration
by John Strand

Tickets: $10 per person

Spanning the years from the early 1980s to 2002 and based on factual events leading up to the Iraq War, Orchestration looks at the human effects of lying, dissembling, marketing and maneuvering—and making bad choices—in politics and in love.
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Mon, Jun 16 9:00 pm Directors Forum
The Prostate Dialogues with Jerry Whiddon
With performance to follow. Free and open to the public.
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Tues, Jun 17 7:30 pm Reading: Ripe/Rotten
by Jennie Berman Eng

Tickets: $10 per person

Ripe/Rotten explores the deep fissures between a mother and daughter that come to light at the daughter’s engagement party. With the aid of invisible klezmer musicians, imaginary Israeli radio hosts, and her fiance’s ex-girlfriend, Leora begins to understand her mother, and thereby, herself.
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Wed, Jun 18 9:00 pm Clergy in Conversation
Post show discussion following a performance of Freud's Last Session featuring Rabbi Aaron Miller from Washington Hebrew Congregation
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Sun, June 22
6:30 pm Clergy in Conversation
Post show discussion following a performance of The Prostate Dialogues featuring Cantor Mikhail Manevich from Washington Hebrew Congregation
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Mon, June 23
7:30 pm Reading: Cream Soda and Crème de Menthe
by Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Tickets: $10 per person

A semi-autobiographical, coming of age play about Jacqueline Marie Butler, a 12-year old black girl growing up in 1960s Queens, New York. Jacqueline discovers a new city and a whole new world when her parents transfer her to a predominantly Jewish progressive school in Greenwich Village.
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Tues, June 24
9:30 pm Talkback with Jon Spelman of The Prostate Dialogues Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater

Mon, June 30
7:30 pm Reading: To Kill A King
by Joshua Ford

Tickets: $10 per person

To Kill A King tells the story of the Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike of 1968 – an unplanned work stoppage that began by accident, was prolonged by intransigence, and ended in tragedy. At the center of the conflict stand the individuals whose actions helped determine the fates of 1200 strikers and one reverend from Atlanta.
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