Boston’s own beloved and celebrated Annette Miller presents Now Is Our Time: The Pleasures and Perils of our Third Chapter. A new theater piece, Annette created it while a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center. By turns poignant, joyous, and resolute, this theatrical collage explores the mix of experiences and reflections of “women of a certain age.”
Annette Miller’s theater credits are legion: She created the role of Golda Meir in the pre-Broadway production of Golda’s Balcony, and has given life to the roles of Maria Callas in Master Class, Martha Mitchell in Martha Mitchell Calling, and Vi in August Osage County. The winner of numerous awards for her performances, Annette’s capacity to have an audience empathize with the challenges faced by women and men in their “third chapter” reaches new heights with her composition of this original work.
After stops in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, the 4th annual Jewish Playwriting Contest is coming to Boston for the first time this Spring. An international search for the best unpublished Jewish plays, the Contest has vetted 712 plays from 610 writers in 28 states and 9 countries since 2012, and is proud to present this year’s Top 3 for your enjoyment – and judgement. Come watch a cast of stellar actors read 20-minute sections from 3 plays, hear Jewish Plays Project Founder David Winitsky share the latest trends, and then use your cell phone to vote on which play should continue on in the Contest. The ultimate winner gets a workshop production for industry leaders in New York as part of JPP’s OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater at the 14th Street Y this June.
Duck confit latke, anyone? Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen is Boston’s premier Jewish food celebration, exploring the Jewish culinary imagination of the area’s best chefs.
Back for the 6th year, join hundreds at the Back Bay Events Center and enjoy inspired modern updates on traditional Jewish favorites (check out some of these delicious dishes).
Sample beer, wine, cider, and rum, stop by the Kitchen Conversations booth to share your favorite food story, and taste the creative twists on Jewish fare from some of Boston’s top chefs and vendors.
2015 Chefs and Restaurants Include:
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Back for a fourth year by popular demand, this Meshugganah show was created for Jews to enjoy on Christmas Eve — where else, but in a Chinese Restaurant? Join us for an evening of Jewish inspired stand-up comedy along with dinner (no shellfish, no pork!). PARKING INFORMATION: Chinatown Garage – CLICK HERE for more info! ADDRESS: 125 Lincoln St, Boston, MA 02111 Entrance: 86 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111 Enter after 5 PM for $12 Parking. CLICK HERE for a Google Map of other parking lots in the area.
he New Center for Arts and Culture celebrates the rich diversity of the Jewish imagination. The only Boston organization of its kind, the New Center explores universal themes through a Jewish lens, presenting world-class thinkers and artists through riveting conversations and performances. Aiming to strengthen the Jewish community and share the vitality of Jewish culture with a broad audience in Boston and beyond, the New Center delves into Jewish thought and culture through three strands of programming:
New Center LIVE!
Our signature series explores the Jewish imagination through provocative conversation. Featuring the most acclaimed and original Jewish writers, artists, musicians, political figures and humorists New Center LIVE! offers lively, revealing conversations about their lives and work and also invites authentic give-and-take with audience members. New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff, New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger, and CNN commentator Bill Schneider in conversation with political statistician Nate Silver and composer Osvaldo Golijov are among the thought leaders sharing their takes on culture high and low.
New Center OnStage
Reflecting the insight, passion, humanity and humor of Jewish culture, New Center OnStage explores the Jewish imagination through inspiring performance. Innovative theatrical, musical, dance and artistic presentations take center stage to unveil a variety of talents: Hershey Felder, channelling Maestro: Leonard Bernstein in the one-man musical play, and A Fine Romance, a medley of classic American songs penned by Jewish songwriters, are among the events taking the spotlight.
New Center NOW
Engaging culturally-curious young adults through spirited and educational activities, New Center NOW explores the Jewish imagination through interaction. The lively mix of events features cooking, art, dance, film, music and assorted pop culture happenings– all with a Jewish twist. Programming runs the gamut from Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen, an annual food tasting with Boston’s favorite chefs adding new zest to traditional Jewish recipes, to the adventures of fabricating glass dreidles and partaking in Jewishly-inspired yoga. All New Center NOW programs are conceived and planned by our young adult leadership.