Calendar

Jun
25
Sat
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

Jun
26
Sun
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

SUNDAY SYMPOSIUM: Fires In The Mirror
Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

About the Sunday Symposium:

Join us for a post-show presentation following the 2:00 PM performance of Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities. We will delve deeper into the history and context of the Crown Heights Riots and how they changed the landscape of the neighborhoods where they occurred.

The Sunday Symposium will feature Dr. Jacques Berlinerblau and Dr. Terrence Johnson and will be moderated by Sonya Weisburd, Director of the EDCJCC’s Center for Social Responsibility.

About the performance:

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

The groundbreaking documentary play starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

About the EDCJCC’s Center for Social Responsibility:

The Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR) offers both hands-on volunteer opportunities as well as learning about systemic inequality in our communities. At the core of our work is Judaism’s sacred mandate to create justice and repair the world.

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

Jun
29
Wed
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

Jun
30
Thu
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

Jul
2
Sat
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jul 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times

Jul
3
Sun
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities @ Theater J

JUNE 9-JULY 3, 2022

Conceived, Written, and Originally Performed by Anna Deavere Smith
Co-Directed by Adam Immerwahr and January LaVoy
Produced in association with Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta, Georgia
Artistic Director Matt Torney, Managing Director Gretchen Butler

THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY PLAY

Starring January LaVoy

August 1991: simmering tensions in the racially polarized neighborhood of Crown Heights erupt into riots after a Black child was killed by a car in the Chabad-Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade and a white Jewish scholar was slain in retaliation. Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking documentary play uses verbatim testimony from individuals throughout the diverse community, creating a nuanced portrait of a shared but divided geography. This theatrical event – performed over 30 years after these life-changing riots – promises a tour-de-force solo performance and a story which touches upon every American regardless of race, color, or beliefs.

“The most compelling and sophisticated view of racial and class conflict that one could hope to encounter.”—New York Times