WE CREATE PROVOCATIVE
THAT BLEND THEATRE
WITH DANCE, POETRY,
Photos by Taso Papadakis and 8Twenty8 Studios
The Merchant Project
coming May 12, 2023
What can a play from sixteenth century England tell us about how antisemitism and other prejudicial beliefs operate in our world today? What perceived truths does a play reveal about the society in which it was created, and what ideas within that society does it reinforce?
In our next project, which, while it's in process, we're referring to as The Merchant Project, we explore William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, weaving in our unique blend of deep historical investigation and heightened theatricality to create a new work from the core of the classic play. We’ll investigate questions related to the nature of "truth" as it exists both in the world and on the stage – as well as issues of identity, marginalization, assimilation, and power throughout history and in our modern world.
The Dybbukast explores issues connected to identity, belonging, and power through the investigation of diasporic Jewish history. In each episode, we perform and contextualize a different historical or contemporary creative work from around the world.
Episodes are released on the second Friday of each month.