In the old world, the “maggid” was a wandering preacher, teacher, and teller of stories. Today, we can each become our own maggid by listening deeply to our own foundational Jewish stories, and sharing them with our community. In this two-part workshop (Saturday, 11/10 and Tuesday, 11/13), we will explore the process of finding our authentic Jewish stories through a series of playful and dynamic exercises and then translating these raw diamonds into compelling performance using breath, presence, eye contact, and voice. The workshop will culminate in an evening of stories performed for the group. No prior writing or performance experience necessary; introverts welcome (the instructor is one himself). Space is limited to 10 participants only. For more information please click on the form button below.
Co-creator Alexander Nemser is an award-winning writer and poet who has performed internationally, from the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan to the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka. His work has been published in The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. His book The Sacrifice of Abraham, was named among “The Best Jewish Poetry of 2014” by The Forward. He has led workshops on Jewish storytelling at Limmud UK, Lab/Shul, and American Jewish University.
Part I (Writing portion of this workshop) Saturday, 11/10 11-2pm
Part II (Performance portion of this workshop) Tuesday, 11/13 7-9pm
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For more information please email Erika.