Wednesday, November 22, 2023 by Montez Press Radio #justice #performance

Morgan Bassichis: A Crowded Field

Morgan Bassichis has been a leading voice over the last month, guiding us through speech and action in his work as a member of Jewish Voice for Peace in the continued call for a ceasefire and an end to the genocide of Palestinians. 

Bassichis has been engaged in anti-Zionist work for many years, and a Crowded Field completes a trilogy of performance projects by Bassichis that use humor and music to activate the rich tradition of Jewish anti-zionism. The previous performances included Klezmer for Beginners, co-created with Ethan Philbrick at Abrons Arts Center in 2019, and Don’t Rain on My Bat Mitzvah, co-created with Ira Khonen Temple and organized by Creative Time in 2021. In this final installment, Bassichis performs a stand-up comedy crash course on the uses and abuses of the Jewish holidays. This performance was recorded at the Abrons Art Center on April 8, 2023, and you can listen in full here.