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coming May 20

In Defense of Women

In a live presention structured after The Dybbukast, theatre dybbuk explores "In Defense of Women," a poem from the 16th century in Italy by Jewish dramatist Leone De' Sommi Portaleone, who also wrote what is considered to be the oldest extant Hebrew-language play. The poem touches on the role of women in drama and reveals a great deal about the cultural considerations and power dynamics of the time, thus holding a mirror up to our own society today. Intercut with performances of selections from the poem and other works of the era, scholar Erith Jaffe-Berg, PhD will unpack the text's meaning and its relevance to issues of equity and belonging.

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as part of JFEST, presented by San Diego Rep

JFEST 2021
 

our podcast

The Dybbukast

In The Dybbukast, we use interviews with artists and scholars combined with performed readings to examine and contextualize poems, plays, and other creative texts from throughout history. We also explore what they reveal about the forces still at play in our contemporary world.

 

Look for new episodes the second Friday of every month.

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in development

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breaking protocols

theatre dybbuk's next work, breaking protocols, explodes "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" – the notorious, fabricated document used to fuel and justify antisemitism – and will explore contemporary issues connected to racism, propaganda, and false narratives.

theatre dybbuk is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is generously supported by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles as well as The Diane P. & Guilford Glazer Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. theatre dybbuk is proud to be a part of Cohort 12 in the UpStart Venture Accelerator.