AJT's Fundraiser: Sunday, November 5th
SAVE THE DATE!
SAVE THE DATE!!
AJT First-Ever FUNDRAISER
Remote Event, Telethon-Style SUNDAY, November 5th
1pm-5:00pm ET/ 10am-2:00pm PT
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Schedule for the day:
Sign-On and Join Us Any Time! Come and Go As Needed!
(scroll down to view program images on website)
(10:00-10:05 PT/ 1:00pm- 1:05 ET) live
Opening Greeting & Sharing About the Day-Willow Jade Norton
(10:05-10:40/ 1:05-1:40) pre-recorded
Theodore Bikel Awards PART 1 Honoring:
The Soloway Siblings- Joey & Faith Soloway, presented by David Chack & Aimee Bikel.
(10:40-10:50/ 1:40-1:50pm ET) live
BREAK with Board Member Leah Hamos & Theatremacher Program Director Illana Stein)
(10:50-10:55/ 1:50-1:55pm ET) pre-recorded
Shoutouts from AJT Board & Community-
WHY JEWISH THEATRE MATTERS? WHY AJT MATTERS?
(10:55 am-11:25 am PT/ 1:55pm- 2:25 pm ET) live
Zoom Conversation with Community on the above questions moderated by AJT ED Willow Jade Norton.
(11:25am-11:40pm PT/ 2:25pm-2:40pm ET) pre-recorded
Theodore Bikel Awards PART 2 Honoring:
Alex Edelman, presented by Jenny Gersten.
(11:40-11:50 PT/ 2:40- 2:50pm ET) live
BREAK with Board Members (Gwydion Suilebhan & Jesse Bernstein).
(11:50-12:35 PT/ 2:50pm- 3:35pm ET) pre-recorded
Performance Excerpt of theatre dybbuk's The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad. The clips are a part of a residency, supported by The Covenant Foundation, that offered performance and learning events throughout Portland, OR.
(12:35-1:05pm PT/ 3:35-4:05pm ET) live
Zoom Community Conversation/ Talkback on the play themes. With Aaron Henne and team. With moderator Daniel Pollack- Pelzner. This also includes the process of making theatre in and with the community.
(1:05 pm PT / 4:05 pm ET) live
Thank you from Willow Jade Norton
TUNE IN FOR:
Theodore Bikel (pictured above) Award for Excellence in Theatre and Performance to: Joey and Faith Soloway of Transparent the television series and Transparent: The Musical. Award presented by Aimee Ginsburg Bikel and David Chack at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago! Also, Honoring Alex Edelman presented by Jenny Gersten.
The Theodore Bikel Award for Excellence in Theatre honors the great theatre actor, folk/ethnic musician, film star, and larger than life figure Theodore Bikel. But to us, at the Alliance for Jewish Theatre (AJT), where he was on the AJT Board, he was just Theo. Known for his Academy Award nominated performance in the "Defiant Ones"; for originating the role of Captain Von Trapp in the Broadway "Sound of Music", when the song Eidelweiss was written for his powerfully emotional voice; for being a founder of the Newport Folk Festival with Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Judy Collins; for being a leader in Civil Rights laying his life on the line to go to the protests in the South and teaming with Lorraine Hansbury, Harry Belafonte and others; and for so much more - he liked to just be known as a mensch. He continued to enthrall us throughout his vast career, and we are so proud to honor him and to pay tribute to his wife Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, director of the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project, in presenting this distinguished award to the Soloway Siblings. Presenting the Award to Alex Edelman is Broadway Producer Jenny Gersten.
LIVE COMMUNITY CONVERSATION:
WHY JEWISH THEATRE MATTERS?
Live Community Conversation on WHY JEWISH THEATRE MATTERS?
AND IF WE DON’T SUPPORT JEWISH THEATRE NOW, THEN WHEN?
Performance SHOWING (excerpts) of theatre dybbuk's The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad. The clips are a part of a residency, supported by The Covenant Foundation, that offered performance and learning events throughout Portland.
WHY JEWISH THEATRE MATTERS?
Live Community Conversation Talkback with theatre dybbuk on the play themes. What can a play from sixteenth century England tell us about antisemitism and other prejudicial beliefs operating in our world today? With moderator Daniel Pollack- Pelzner.
AJT Theatremachers and MORE SURPRISES!
THIS IS A SUGGESTED DONATION EVENT.
All Are Welcome!
This is a suggested donation event. ALL are WELCOME to join at any time during the event. Give NOW.
Make a donation that is meaningful to you. Each gift will be acknowledged fully -- and received with the greatest gratitude.
$18 (Friend) $36 (Friend) $72 (Friend) $118 (Mishpucha level)
$150 (Double Mishpucha level) $250 (Mensch level)
$500 (Double Mensch level) $1,000 (Quadruple Mensch level)
$1,800 (Chai Circle) $3,600 (Double Chai Circle)
$10,000 (Quadruple Chai Circle)
$1,800,000 (to-the-moon-and-back Chai Circle)
Access The Link Here!
Questions or comments?
Contact Alize Rozsnyai, Administrative Manager