HERE Hosts the World Premiere of BETWEEN THE THREADS
The World Premiere of Between the Threads will play at HERE, January 18 - February 10, with Opening Night slated for January 25. The production is directed by Coral Cohen who also conceived the piece, and features original music by Violinist Zoë Aqua. The limited run features an all-female-identified cast who helped develop the piece, and creative team.
Between the Threads is a devised theatre piece about Jewish women in America exploring their relationship to their Judaism. What does it mean to be part of a tiny minority with a disproportionate representation in the national consciousness? How does our identity as Jews intersect with our identities as women? How important is our Judaism to our lives now? What is our responsibility as a historically oppressed people in the face of blatant injustice in our own country, and injustice done in our name in another?
The production features a group of six female-identified artists who explore their personal history to present a collage of varied perspectives on what it means to be perennially in-between: in the intersection of tradition and modernity, power and oppression.
Performed and co-created by Zoë Aqua (Understudy Indecent/Broadway), Hannah Goldman (Kings/The Tank), Lea Kalisch (Bad Jews/Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando), Luisa Muhr (Ashley Fure's Filament with the New York Philharmonic/Lincoln Center), Daniella Seidl (The House of Bernarda Alba/Cherry Lane Theater), and Laura Lassy Townsend (The Workshop with Austin Pendleton/HB Playwrights Theater).
Tatiana Baccari serves as dramaturg and script supervisor. Associate producers, Kimberly Dillon and Lucy Powis.
Performances take place at HERE (between Dominick & Spring Street), 145 6th Avenue, New York City, NY 10013. Subways: C/E to Spring Street, 1 to Houston, N/R to Prince Street. Tickets are $25 (general), $15 (students/seniors) and are available at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Running time: 75 minutes. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
More info is available at www.between-the-threads.com
Coral Cohen (Director) is a theatre artist based in New York City. She is focused on work that explores sociopolitical structures and how they affect the humans that live inside them. Cohen has assisted extensively at La MaMa E.T.C under Jen Wineman and Gian Marco Lo Forte and directed at Jimmy's No. 43 and Lehman College. She is part of the SDCF Observership class 2015/16 and 2017/18 and a member of the inaugural Director's Track at the legendary Siti Company Summer Training Intensive in 2018. Cohen is also a freelance events manager who has worked at the Park Avenue Armory, Theatre for a New Audience's Polonsky Shakespeare Center, and Lincoln Center. BA-Theatre Arts/Directing, Pace University. www.coral-cohen.com
Zoë Aqua (Original Music) served as a full-time understudy in 2017 for The Klezmatics' Lisa Gutkin in the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning play Indecent, ultimately going onstage over 18 times. She is a co-founder of Tsibele and Farnakht, and performs regularly with Litvakus, Ternovka, the Honorable Mentschn, among others. In the summer of 2018, Zoë performed at Yiddish Summer Weimar with Farnakht and studied Hungarian folk music in Hungary and Transylvania. Zoë is a frequent collaborator of Bessie Award-winning choreographer Joya Powell, having composed and performed music for three different pieces including A Life of Many Seasons in 2018. Other recent projects have included a piece for dance collective Konverjdans, and playing on Canadian singer Ben Caplan's most recent album Old Stock.