SMITH Magazine, home of the wildly popular Six-Word Memoir project, presents its fourth Six-Word Story Show in its 2011 series at 92YTribeca: "Oy! Only Six? Why Not More?" A Six-Word Story Show on the Jewish Life.
SMITH is bringing together an incredible lineup of storytelling Jews and non-Jews alike, all trying to make sense of the intense, amazing, compelling and kvelling notion that is the Jewish Life: from identity to mother issues to unfettered love of kugel to inner conflict over Israel to the sheer joy of discussion and debate.
Each performer begins with a Six-Word Memoir and then has up to six minutes to recount its backstory. The evening ends with an audience participation Six-World Slam: you’re invited to share your own six words on the Jewish Life.
"Found Jewish princess. Good-bye succulent pork.”
“One small Jew, one loud family."
“Born Mormon, intellectually Jewish, emotionally Zen.”
“First Shabbat, Western Wall, tears falling.”
"Overstuffing is part of my aesthetic."
“Desert isn't made for Jewish hair.”
Click on 'Program Notes' to view our featured storytellers.
Be in the show! Leave your "Six Words on the Jewish Life" on Six-Word Memoir’s Facebook Wall and you could be chosen to tell the backstory on stage.
$10 advance / $12 door.
This event is presented with Reboot.
- Rachel Sklar is a founding editor of Mediaite.com and the former media editor of the Huffington Post. She is the founder of two advocacy sites: Change The Ratio, which promotes visibility, access and opportunity for women in new media and tech; and Charitini.com, which promotes social microgiving.
- Zev Borow writes for television and film. He was a writer/producer for three seasons of NBCs Chuck and is currently writing the pilot Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll for Starz and the feature film Hidden Way for Paramount. He also contributes humor to The New Yorker.
- Nick Blaemire is a performer and songwriter. He wrote the music and lyrics for the one-night Broadway sensation Glory Days, which played the Circle in the Square Theatre in 2008. He is currently in rehearsals for the Broadway Revival Cast of Godspell and can also be seen on Showtime's The Big C.
- Lance Rubin is an actor/writer who has appeared Off-Broadway in shows including Bloodsong of Love and Things to Ruin. He's a co-star/co-writer of "The Lance and Ray Show," which has been at UCB and the PIT. He has also appeared in NBC's Mercy and The Music Never Stopped.
- Rabbi Dan Ain is the Rabbi-in-Residence at 92YTribeca. He hosts The New Shul's "Rebbe's Table" at City Winery in Tribeca, a monthly program which has included provocative interactions with everyone from artists to astronomers. Rabbi Dan is a faculty member at The Nation Center for Learning and Leadership and at the Academy for Jewish Religion.
- Walter Mosley is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 21 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs and a young adult novel. He is the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Anthony Giglio, aka “The Wine Wise Guy,” is a journalist, sommelier, educator and author who has written several books, including Food & Wine Magazine’s Wine Guide 2009 and 2010, as well as Cocktails in New York and several editions of the enormously popular Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide.
- Deborah Copaken Kogan is the author of Shutterbabe, the best-selling memoir of her years as a war photographer now being made into a mini-series on the Sundance Channel; the novel Between Here and April; and Hell is Other Parents, a book of humorous essays. Her next novel, The Red Book, will be published in the spring of 2012.
Lynn Harris writes about pop culture, politics, gender, relationships, religion and disability, sometimes all at once. Her most recent book is the satirical novel Death By Chick Lit. She’s the co-creator of the award-winning website BreakupGirl.net.
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