From identity, mother issues, and unfettered love of kugel, to inner conflict over Israel, and the sheer joy of discussing and debating – TRADITION!… we all have a little inner Woody Allen commentary inside us.
Each performer begins with a Six-Word Memoir on the night's theme and has up to six minutes to tell their backstory. One of the performers could be YOU. Enter your six words on the Jewish Life on this page's Wall and you could be chosen to share your story in September 21st
Featured storytellers include:
• Walter Mosley, the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. He is the winner of an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
• Anthony Giglio, aka “The Wine Wise Guy,” a journalist, sommelier, educator and author who has written several books, including Food & Wine Magazine’s Wine Guide 2009 and 2010, as well as ":Cocktails in New York."
• Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of "Shutterbabe," the bestselling memoir of her years as a war photographer now being made into a mini-series on the Sundance Channel; the novel "Between Here and April," and "Hell is Other Parents," a book of humorous essays.
• Rachel Sklar is a founding editor of Mediaite.com and the former media editor of the Huffington Post. She is the founder of two advocacy sites: Change The Ratio, which promotes visibility, access and opportunity for women in new media and tech; and Charitini.com, which promotes social microgiving.
• Lynn Harris, author of the satirical novel, "Death By Chick Lit," and co-creator of the award-winning website BreakupGirl.net, and won numerous other accolades during her 20 years in journalism. She's currently communications strategist for the global human rights organization Breakthrough (breakthrough.tv).
• Zev Borow writes for television and film. He was a writer/producer for three seasons of NBCs "Chuck," and is currently writing the pilot "Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll" for Starz, and the feature film "Hidden Way" for Paramount. He also contributes humor to The New Yorker.
• Nick Blaemire is a performer and songwriter. He wrote the music and lyrics for the one-night Broadway sensation GLORY DAYS, which played the Circle in the Square Theatre in 2008. He is currently in rehearsals for the Broadway Revival Cast of GODSPELL, and can also be seen on Showtime's "The Big C."
• Lance Rubin is an actor/writer who has appeared Off-Broadway in shows including BLOODSONG OF LOVE and THINGS TO RUIN. He's a co-star/co-writer of "The Lance and Ray Show," which has been at UCB and the PIT. He has also appeared in NBC's "Mercy" and "The Music Never Stopped."
• Rabbi Dan Ain is the Rabbi-in-Residence at 92YTribeca. He hosts The New Shul's "Rebbe's Table" at City Winery in Tribeca, a monthly program which has included provocative interactions with everyone from artists to astronomers. Rabbi Dan is a faculty member at The Nation Center for Learning
and Leadership and at the Academy for Jewish Religion.
The night starts at 6 p.m. with a Happy Hour at 92YTribeca's bar, where you can meet other six-lovers over drink specials. At 7pm, the show begins: six performers, six minutes each to tell their story. The evening ends with audience participation Six-World Slam: you’re invited to share your own six words on your idea of the Jewish life.