Diaspora

"Diaspora" tells the story of a contemporary Birthright trip visiting Masada, a Roman-era fortress and tourist attraction in the desert of Israel. While examining their identities and relationships to Israel and Jewishness, the trip share the stage with a retelling of the infamous events that took place on Masada, almost two thousand years ago. As the two dramas mix and interact, staying on Masada grows more and more contentious and dangerous. A no-holds-barred, fresh, contemporary look at American Jewish youth, how they see themselves, and their relation to an ever-changing world.

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The Gym at Judson

(New York, NY)
243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South
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by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2017
Just in time for Black Friday, Diaspora begins offering $20 Artist Rush tickets starting Friday, November 24, 2017 thanks to the creative thinking of the cast.
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2017
Diaspora, the new Off-Broadway show by playwright Nathaniel Sam Shapiro, which follows young Jews on a Birthright trip - a journey back to Israel to connect with their heritage - announced a series of talkbacks with the cast and prominent Jewish notables.
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2017
What is a Jew? And what is the true meaning of Israel and the Diaspora? A new Off-Broadway production tackles these enduring issues of Judaism. Directed by Saheem Ali and produced by Red Moon Theater Company, Diaspora opens tonight, November 17, and runs through Saturday, December 23, at the Gym at Judson theater. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2017
What is a Jew? And what is the true meaning of Israel and the Diaspora? A new Off-Broadway production tackles these enduring issues of Judaism.
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2017
What is a Jew? And what is the true meaning of Israel and the Diaspora? A new Off-Broadway production tackles these enduring issues of Judaism. Directed by Saheem Ali and produced by Red Moon Theater Company, Diaspora opens on Friday, November 17, and runs through Saturday, December 23, at the Gym at Judson theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2017
Diaspora tells the story of a contemporary Birthright trip visiting Masada, a Roman-era fortress and tourist attraction in the desert of Israel. Now in Previews (Opening Night November 17), Diaspora is an unflinching examination of contemporary Jewish identities by way of juxtaposing the ancient and dire events at Masada with modern-day birthright tourism. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!