– vessels –
premiered april, 2013
Valley Beth Shalom
Written and directed by Aaron Henne
Developed with Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Julie Lockhart, Dylan Southard, Clay Steakley, Tiffany Sweat,
Jon Weinberg and Diana Wyenn
This is the first in a series of short works designed to illuminate the Jewish holidays. Utilizing a combination of heightened physical gesture, Hebrew scholarship, and poetry, the piece investigates what is to have freedom without having yet reached salvation. Concerned with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943, as well as themes diaspora and the longing for home, vessels is a dynamic and moving performance.
A collaboration between theatre dybbuk and Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California.