Join us for the opening event for Every Thread That Binds You - a new installation for the FENTSTER window gallery by Jess Riva Cooper combining ceramic sculptures and new large-scale drawings. This exhibition is informed by the renowned early 20th century Yiddish play, The Dybbuk by S. An-ski.
The opening will feature remarks by the artist and our curator, Evelyn Tauben plus a very special live performance by award-winning theatre artist Alon Nashman who will share a scene about The Dybbuk from his acclaimed solo show Hirsch, which premiered at Stratford and has since toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Light refreshments will be served. Kashrut observed.
Presented together with the Ashkenaz Festival
ABOUT ALON NASHMAN & HIRSCH
Hirsch was created by Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson and had a triumphant premiere at Stratford. This tour de force one man show chronicles the life of director John Hirsch. Orphaned by the Holocaust at age thirteen, he found refuge in Canada, where his talent and temperament made him an unforgettable force in our national theatre.
Alon Nashman is an award-winning actor, director, producer and creator of theatre. Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, Alon has worked with theatres across the country and has toured internationally. He has performed in plays penned by some of the most eloquent voices coming out of Canada: Jason Sherman, Kat Sandler, Wajdi Mouawad, Jordan Tannahill, and John Mighton, among others. Selected credits include: Scorched (Dora Nomination, 2007) and Remnants (Dora Award for Outstanding Production, 2005) at Tarragon Theatre, Talley’s Folly and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Resurgence Theatre, Hedda Gabler with Volcano, A Short History of Night, and Reading Hebron at Factory Theatre, THIS (Toronto Theatre Critics Award, 2013) and Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Dora Nomination, 2001) with Canadian Stage Company, Howl for Buddies in Bad Times/Threshold Theatre, The Wild Duck with Soulpepper, and If Jesus Met Nanabush with De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre. With the creation of Theaturtle Alon has nurtured new work such as The Song (Dora Nomination), Kafka and Son, which toured across Canada and throughout Europe (Outstanding Performance at Prague Fringe, 2013, Brickenden Award, 2008), Wajdi Mouawad’s Alphonse, (Dora and Brickenden Nominations), and The Snow Queen, developed in collaboration with The Banff Centre for the Arts (Dora Nominations). Last year, Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music, based on the life and artwork of Charlotte Salomon, premiered at the Luminato Festival with a libretto by Alon.