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July 20 - July 23$15 – $30
The Brick Presents
by Sarah Sanders
July 20, 21, 22 at 8pm
July 23 at 2pm & 8pm
Sarah Sanders can’t decide what to do with a treasured family heirloom, and she’s getting desperate — so desperate, she’s turning to her dead Latvian Jewish ancestors for advice. Ashkenazi Seance is a solo show and community ritual about American Jewish identity, family, music, and what it means to carry on a legacy. Also, it’s funny!
The rituals created and questions explored in Ashkenazi Seance search for direction in the face of loss and uncertainty. We look to the past, we rummage through family stories, and we hold tight to tradition, even as we let those traditions bend into shapes that feel relevant today. And, we laugh, as Jews have been doing for millennia—everything is ridiculous, and why not?
Written and Performed by Sarah Sanders
Directed by Daniel Krane
Music by Sofia Geck
Scenic Design by Cate McCrea
Lighting Design by Jacqueline Scaletta
Sound Design by Grace Oberhofer
Stage Manager: Shira Harris
This piece was developed, in part, at Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB Retreat in August 2021.
In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.