The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad - coming to the San Diego region June 18
WE CREATE PROVOCATIVE
THAT BLEND THEATRE
WITH DANCE, POETRY,
Photos by Taso Papadakis and 8Twenty8 Studios
IN LA JOLLA SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023
The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or
In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad
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?
Bringing together elements of Merchant with Elizabethan history and news from the 21st century, The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad takes a kaleidoscopic view of the ways in which members of a society displace their fears on the "other" during times of upheaval.
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.