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Difficult Inheritances: Jewish Artists On Confronting Their Histories

Rachel Mars: FORGE

Performance artist Rachel Mars stands against a white backdrop next to a gate

Join Rachel Mars, Samantha Ellis and Emma Jude Harris for an informal conversation about grappling with living and making work that explores Jewish histories, inheritance and memorial obligation.

This event is held in connection to Rachel Mars: FORGE, a powerful durational installation with on-stage metal work exploring who memorials are for and what happens to places where traumatic events take place (from Wed 17—Sat 20 May in the Pit Theatre). 

Rachel Mars is a performance maker whose smart-witted, intricate work - rooted in Queerness and complex Jewishness - interweaves personal reflection with universal questions.

Samantha Ellis is a playwright and author whose work includes How to Be a Heroine and Take Courage.

Emma Jude Harris is a London-based Jewish American director, dramaturg, maker, and researcher, who makes work across the boundaries of opera, early modern and Restoration theatre, new writing, music theatre, and live art. 

Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Age guidance: 16+ (the subjects covered in this conversation may include inherited trauma, genocide, displacement, persecution)

Image credit: JMA Photography

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