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Sukkot 2017: Sukkos (Shpil) in the Park with Judy

Sukkos (Shpil) in the Park with Judy: A Havdalah Ritual and Commitment Ceremony for Feygeles and their Friends Between Revolutions in Preparation for the Coming Jubilee On the evening of October 7th in Judy Garland Park aka Schuylkill River Park, JVP Philly members and friends lead a performance ritual to celebrate the Jewish harvest holiday […]

Purim 2017: No One Mourns The Wicked/The Wizard of Shushan

Sunday March 12th, 7-10PM at William Way LGBT Center Benefit for JVP Philadelphia, co-sponsored by Tikkun Olam Chavurah in partnership with Dancing for Justice Philadelphia: Black Lives Matter Special thanks to Spiral Q Puppets, Eric Joselyn and the The Folk Arts – Cultural Treasures Charter School, Vaudevillians NYB, and Donna Oblongata for loaning key props […]

After Theodore Kerr published an interview with me about Dazzle Camouflage, I heard from Canadian AIDS activists who had just found a video of Michael Smith’s performance “Person Livid with AIDS”(1990) which SPREE and the Eggplant Faerie Players had toured with 25+ years ago, and then gone on to develop a new show by the […]

Spectacular Vernacular: An Interview with Ezra Berkley Nepon on New Yiddish Theater, Queer Performance Arts, and “Dazzle Camouflage”

Check out this interview with Anna Elena Torres on In Geveb Since before Susan Sontag’s “Notes on Camp” (1964), critics have attempted to map the relationship between Jewish culture in the US, gay culture, and theater. In this interview with writer Ezra Berkley Nepon, we discuss the connections between these genres, examining questions of Ashkenazi […]

Dazzle Camouflage Review in Arts Everywhere

Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience is the type of book you want to buy multiple copies of and give to your friends so you all can talk about it. It’s funny, accessible, and most importantly, it is about people and ideas that are otherwise absent from mainstream discussions around contemporary art […]

Dazzle Camouflage is out!!

Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience offers two profiles of contemporary theater artists, Jenny Romaine and The Eggplant Faerie Players, generating analysis about their shared transformative theatrical strategies. Using oral history, archival research, and experiences working with these artists, the author tells their stories and identifies the roles of Dazzle Camouflage, Re-Mixing […]