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Culture & Community
meet another OTHER.
I entered the theater here at the 14th Street Y seven years ago as a LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture fellow, with no idea that I would become the Artistic Director of Arts + Culture. When I began in this role, the different artistic programs existed in their own bubbles and had no discourse. Now for the first time, two separate programs, LABA and the Theater/Dance Series, are being brought together around a central theme.
Through the collaboration with my Associate Artistic Director, David Stallings, we are presenting a season which merges these seemingly two separate worlds which co-existed here at the 14Y into one larger conversation -- a Talmudic kind of argument. One necessary theme, OTHER resonated in a world so divided, hostile and fragmented. In Hebrew we say DAVKA (exactly now or in spite of) which is the moment to find the most humane, ethical, and touching examples of bridging our differences. We are not afraid to present differences - join us in the dialogue.
Artistic Director - Arts and Culture at 14Y
About the Theater
The Theater at the 14th Street Y focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative. Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists as the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive cultural experience for all.
About LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture pushes the boundaries of what Jewish art can be and what Jewish texts can teach. LABA is supported by the 14th Street Y, a program of Educational Alliance. Each year the LABA Fellows share works in process partnered with a teaching in the LABAlive Series. The central theme of this year’s fellowship is WAR+ PEACE.