I will be playing the Conductor, the First Smith Brother, and puppeteering for a staged reading of Bronx Express by Ossip Dymov, translated by Nahma Sandrow. The reading, taking place at Theater J as the final presentation in their Yiddish Theater Lab series this season, will be directed by Natsu Onoda Power in her signature puppeteering/multimedia crossover style. A discussion with the translator and visiting Yiddish scholar Miriam Isaacs will follow the reading. The event will be on June 18, 2018, at 7:30pm on the Theater J stage at 1529 16th St. NW, in Washington, DC. Find more event information here. To further explore Theater J, click here. (Theater J is currently presenting Trayf by Lindsay Joelle, a piece which I had the pleasure of working on developmentally in March 2017 back in New York!)
Bronx Express tells the story of one working class Yid who dreams of something more. When he falls asleep on a New York subway, he's shocked to meet the characters from the train car's advertisements coming to life. With cameos from Aunt Jemima, the Nestle Baby, and the Arrow Collar Man, this story explores the true costs of the American dream.