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Tuesday, June 9 – Jewish Theater Conference
at the Museum of the City of New York


• 9:30 – 9:45 Short excerpt from Leah’s Train, presented by the National Asian American Theater Company, with Mia Katigbak and Jennifer Ikeda

• 9:45 – 10:45 PANEL: Multiculturality and Jewish Theater: Mia Katigbak, Artistic Director of NAATCO; Karen Hartman, author of Leah’s Train, Stacie Chaiken, Solo Performer and Founder of What’s the Story?; Adam McKinney, acclaimed dance theater performer, co-founder of DNAWORKS; Moderated by David Chack

• 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

• 11:00 – 12:00 PANEL: Jewish Theatre and the Avant Garde
David Herskovits, Judith Malina, and Yoni Oppenheim. Moderated by Andy Horwitz, Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Foundation for Jewish Culture

• 12:00– 12:30 MCNY Theatre Archives Marty Jacobs, the Chief Curator of the Theatre Collection, will share the archives on Jewish theater

• 12:30 – 2:30 Affinity lunches(separate lunches for Artistic Directors, playwrights, and performers), price not included in conference fee. Also time to see nearby Jewish Museum

• 2:30 – 3:00 Irving Brecher - The Wicked Wit of the West - A tribute to one of Hollywood’s funnymen. -  with Hank Rosenfeld, folk journalist

• 3:00 – 4:00 PANEL: Jews and Comedy with Murray Schisgal, Tony-nominated playwright and screenwriter of Tootsie, Amanda Lipitz, Broadway producer of Legally Blonde, Rachel Shukert, and Jeffrey Sweet. Rich Orloff, playwright, moderating

• 4:00 – 6:00 Dinner on your own in the city

• 6:00 – 7:00 TALK: How Some Jews in Chicago Re-Invented Comedy in Time For the Sixties. Presented by Jeffrey Sweet, author of Something Wonderful Right Away. At Theater Three

• 7:30 until late Festival performances