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We've been fortunate to collaborate with film and video artists using themes from and recordings of our theatrical presentations.
With our longtime photographer, Taso Papadakis, we created art films inspired by concepts, content, and choreography in hell prepared and lost tribes. The online arts publication Interfictions also commissioned a video project using footage from our 2015 festival piece, assemble.
A series of talks, trainings, and conversations originally published on Facebook during the pandemic. All trainings were recorded on Zoom with the company and have been edited for streaming. Chats and conversations were originally streamed live to Facebook.
Chats and Conversations
Arts, Provocation, and Jewish History
Artistic Director Aaron Henne hosts Arts, Provocation, and Jewish History on jewishLIVE, and you can watch archived episodes here! Much like our Facebook chats and conversations, these are recorded livestreams. You can watch new episodes live on jewishLIVE or on our Facebook page on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 PM (PT).
Bovo-Buch podcast miniseries
Bovo-Buch: Chivalric Romance, Cultural Collision
A three episode podcast series produced by theatre dybbuk, presented in collaboration with Judaism Unbound
Bovo-Buch is Elia Levita's 16th century Yiddish adaptation of the popular Italian chivalric romance Bovo d’Antona. The book was extremely popular among Jewish communities of the time, and is an example of the cultural convergence that occurs when a narrative is adapted into a new context. Our three episode podcast is a combination of scholarship around the book and its history – led by Erith Jaffe-Berg in conversation with Aaron Henne – and performed readings of the text by actors from theatre dybbuk.
All episodes are available on Judaism Unbound wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also connect to individual episodes through the links below.
This first episode focuses on the content of the book itself and the context within which it was created, illuminating the cultural forces at work in both the story and the society.
Our second episode investigates the social roles of both the women in the story and its female readership as well as the sexual and gender dynamics present in the text.
The final episode explores the book’s reach and popularity, as well as the problematic nature of its relationship to its Muslim characters, and the divisions among the Jewish communities of Northern Italy.
Listen to podcast episodes featuring interviews with our artistic director, Aaron Henne.
March 12, 2019
A bonus episode created as part of a series for the Council of American Jewish Museums 2019 Conference. Dan Libenson, one of Judaism Unbound’s co-hosts, moderates a panel about creativity, featuring recent podcast guests Ivy Barsky, Aaron Henne, and Yishai Jusidman.
Judaism Unbound Episode 156 – Creating Jewish Theatre with Aaron Henne
February 8, 2019
"Our society is set up to see education, and ritual, and theater, and art as separate engagements. Our schools are set up this way -- art is not math, when in fact they are completely intertwined. Science is creative, and yet we put science [in a separate box]. Drama is an elective. This is insane! They are all part of one conversation."
Tel Aviv Review Once More with Neshama: the Art of Jewish Theater
January 20, 2017
Aaron Henne discusses the creative process of adapting Jewish texts for the stage and making this art palatable to a wide audience.