Notes on (and Pics of) the In[heir]itance Festival

It’s been a long journey to get to this point: the In[heir]itance Festival is finally up and running at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, and I couldn’t be more excited. Do you have your tickets yet? It’s forty-one performances in nineteen days of five plays created around the country, each inspired by the

LABAlive (and in my dreams!)

LABAlive I: War & Peace on 3.22.18 featured works-in-progress by three of LABA’s current cohort. Fellow Jon Adam Ross returned from the show caffeinated, disquieted, elated and eventually superpowered. Here he reflects on his experience. I’ve been having trouble sleeping. Maybe it’s all the coffee, or maybe it’s the nightmares about pathological grandmothers escaping boxcars during the Holocaust

The Feast of Memory: An Exceptional LABA Tradition

The Feast of Memory is an ancient LABA tradition, where everybody is asked to share a food, either tasty or nasty, connected with a personal memory or story.  At the end of the evening, a collective memory emerges, evoking a collective history. Having overcome a mighty hangover, here LABA alum Gordon Haber recalls this year’s feast.  “This

Boozy Jews!

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture is a program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art. Every year we celebrate our new fellows with DRUNK, an evening of wine and performance inspired by Jewish texts. This year the teachers were the redoubtable Ruby Namdar, author of The

Nine artists. Five wines. Five texts. One night only.

On Saturday, November 18th, at 7:30 PM at the 14th Street Y, LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture will kick off its 10th season with DRUNK, an intoxicating evening of art, performance and Jewish texts.  Below, theater artists Brandon Woolf and Jon Adam Ross serve up an artistic aperitif.   Egg Dream Procedural // Brandon Woolf

Fear and Hope in Industry City: LABA Retreat recap

The 2018 LABA Fellowship ventured to Brooklyn’s Industry City for a day of study, wine tasting and ping-pong. Fellow Jon Adam Ross reflects on his experience. I’m not scared to perform in front of large groups. I’m a very friendly, outgoing person who regularly makes conversation with strangers. And I already knew the day was

Meet Fellow Jon Adam Ross

JON ADAM ROSS has performed his solo plays in over 90 cities around the globe. His newest endeavor is the ambitious In[heir]itance Project, a national series of devised plays inspired by sacred texts. Jon has performed at the Guthrie Theater (MN), Playhouse on the Square (TN), and in NYC where his stage credits include: a