Ezra Berkley Nepon’s writing and performances remix queer and Jewish stories, archived histories, and in-between spaces real and imagined. Ezra is the author of Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience (2016) and Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda (2012). Other creations include the 2009 play “Between Two Worlds: Who Loved You Before You Were Mine” and the 2011 video short “Little Orphan Gender Revolutionary Annie.”
Based in Philadelphia, Ezra is passionate about grassroots funding/fundraising, people’s history, defiant archives, collective liberation, musical theater, and pattern-mixing. Ezra is a member of the Jewish Voice for Peace artist council, and is an aspiring yiddishist and mediocre but enthusiastic accordion player.
Ezra is a Program Officer at the Global Philanthropy Project and works as a partner in The Lafayette Practice, and is a recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change grant (2007) and the Leeway Transformation Award (2014).