The SIJCC presents theatre dybbuk's reading of EXAGOGE – a special event benefiting the ACLU of
The Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center will present theatre dybbuk’s reading of exagoge at the SIJCC on May 18. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the ACLU of Southern California.
exagoge is inspired by the first recorded Jewish play, a telling of the biblical exodus narrative in the style of a Greek Tragedy, written by Ezekiel the Poet in the 2nd Century BCE. theatre dybbuk used this little known work as the inspiration to create a multidisciplinary performance piece which toured to venues around Los Angeles in the summer of 2016.
Relating the ancient story to contemporary concerns, theatre dybbuk incorporates modern day narratives of refugee and immigrant experiences as well as narratives of the disenfranchised in American society to highlight the inclusive nature of the Exodus story and the ongoing crises of peoples fleeing oppression throughout the world.
The event will feature a speaker from the ACLU who will share about the organization’s work and issues currently facing our community and country. The schedule of events is as follows:
7:30 pm – doors open, snack and drink reception
8:00 pm – ACLU speaker
8:30 pm – exagoge reading
**Update May 11, 2017: We're excited to announce the speaker for next Thursday's benefit reading! Attorney Michael Kaufman is Sullivan and Cromwell Access to Justice senior staff attorney and deputy director of advocacy at the ACLU of Southern California. He specializes in immigrants’ rights and economic justice issues.