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in development

coming in 2020!

breaking protocols

Exploding The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the notorious, fabricated document used to fuel and justify anti-Semitism, theatre dybbuk's performance will explore contemporary issues connected to racism, propaganda, and false narratives.

As with all of theatre dybbuk's works, breaking protocols will be rich in poetic text, choreographed movement, and original music.

 The piece will premiere on Friday, August 14, 2020 and run through August 30 at The Philosophical Research Society.

In addition to the full production coming in August, public engagements connected to the production will be taking place during the period leading up to opening with our commissioning partners, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and The Hive at Leichtag Commons.

breaking protocols is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project, co-commissioned by Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and The Hive at Leichtag Commons.

our process

So...how do we create a new work?

Each new piece of theatre that we create begins with internal research and then takes between 6 months and 2 years from the first group meeting to opening night.

In the first phase of the process, we have around a dozen script development meetings with the writer/director, dramaturg, composer, actors, designers, and a scholar.

We also have regular physical development sessions – meeting 2-3 times a month – with the actors, writer/director, choreographer, and other stylized performance leaders, such as a mask and puppet designer.

As the script development concludes, a brief workshop phase begins where we experiment with choreography, music, and other show-specific performance elements such as shadow work, mask work, and puppetry. We also refine the script.

In the final 4 weeks leading up to opening night, we take what we learned during the workshop period and "set" the script, music, and various staging elements. While the script and staging may continue to change up until opening night, this final stage is a process of refining all that we have created up until then.