The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Serious Play presents: Jessica Litwak / THE WALL

WHAT: Serious Play Theatre Ensemble presents THE WALL by Jessica Litwak
WHEN: June 21 & 22 7:30pm
WHERE: Flex Space A.P.E @ 33 Hawley / Northampton Community Arts Trust
                33 Hawley St, Northampton MA

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble presents, our third production in our series-

A close kin to the one we hear so much about, but this wall both real & metaphoric separates Jews from Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. Litwak knows first-hand the perspective from both sides spinning a tale of hope and crushed dreams, faith and failure, and above all the unrelenting search for justice.

Written and performed by NYC based, award winning international theatre artist, Jessica Litwak

As seen by Serious Play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last August, this play uses poetry, humor, and diverse characters through puppetry to give voice to an impossible problem that can only be survived through increased humanity, paradoxical curiosity and artful expression. As a Jewish artist with important relationships in Palestine and Israel, Litwak has a unique perspective on the Occupation. She grapples with deeply felt paradoxes of heart & heritage, east & west, men & women, justice & peace.

Jessica Litwak is a multifaceted international theatre artist focused on theatre for social change & community engagement. She is an award winning playwright, actress, and educator. She received her BA in acting from NYU and her MFA in playwriting from Columbia. She often works creating theatre in the Middle East, Central Europe and the U.K. She is a core member of Theatre Without Borders and Artistic Director of the H.E.A.T. Collective and the founder of Artists Rise Up New York.

THE WALL- a new one woman play, written & performed by Jessica Litwak
with post show discussion following each performance
When: June 21 & 22 7:30pm
Where: Flex Space APE@Hawley / Northampton Community Arts Trust
33 Hawley St, Northampton MA
Reservations encouraged:
Ticket Prices: $22 general, $20 students & seniors,
At the door $25 (14 yrs and up)
Additional information: or phone 413-588-7439

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