Our 5th Salon, on November 11, promises to be a very interesting and thought-provoking evening!
This Salon will feature Alon Nashman, performer, creator, director and producer of theater in conversation with Globe and Mail's Middle East Correspondent, Patrick Martin.
Tickets available at the door however, we recommend you secure a spot by calling 416-533-3706 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alon Nashman will talk about and perform excerpts from his one man play "Hirsch" and Globe and Mail's Patrick Martin will join, to moderate the ensuing conversation.
Wednesday November 11th, Remembrance Day.
HIrsch's artistic legacy is immense, but it is his personal story of survival as an orphan of war, and his generosity of spirit which continue to inspire an fascinate. The talk will coincide with Remembrance Day, as well as the anniversary of Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938. [edited ] Currently I am working on a play about the art life of Charlotte Salomon, who perished at Auschwitz, pregnant, at age 26. Charlotte left behind a remarkable series of 800 paintings which tell of growing up in Berlin during the rise of Nazism. It is a more complex and sophisticated autobiography than Anne Frank's, and yet Charlotte, whose work is housed in the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, remains relatively unknown.
The Fifth Salon is being hosted at the beautiful home of Colin MacKenzie and Lorrie Huggins, 57 Kendall Avenue (2 blocks W of Spadina and 1 block south of Dupont.)
A little about Alon
Alon Nashman is a performer, creator, director and producer of theatre. Since graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, Alon has worked with theatres across the country. Selected credits include: Much Ado About Nothing, Scorched (Dora Nomination), Forests, Democracy, Alias Godot, Remnants (Tarragon Theatre), New Jerusalem (HG Jewish Theatre),Talley’s Folly, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Resurgence), Hedda Gabler (Volcano/Buddies in Bad Times), The Wild Duck (Soulpepper), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Birdland Theatre), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Dora Nomination), THIS (Toronto Theatre Critic’s Award, Dora Nomination) (Canadian Stage), Macbeth (Modern Times), This Hotel (Theatre Passe Muraille), Wedding Day at the Cromagnons (NAC/TPM), Howl (Threshold / Buddies in Bad Times), If Jesus Met Nanabush (De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre), The Barber of Seville (Persephone Theatre), Easy Lenny Lazmon and the Great Western Ascension (Go Chicken Go / Moriah), Reading Hebron, A Short History of Night, Restitution and Singapore (Factory Theatre), None is Too Many (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre/ MTC), Hotel Loopy (Theatre Columbus), and The Hobbit (YPT). With the creation of THEATURTLE Alon has initiated new work such as the acclaimed The Song, inspired by the biblical Song of Songs, and Kafka and Son, (Outstanding Performance, Prague Fringe) created with Mark Cassidy of Threshold Theatre. With Theatre Direct, Alon performed and directed Wajdi Mouawad's Alphonse (Dora Nominations). Alon’s production of The Snow Queen (Dora Nominations), scored for string quartet and narrator by Patrick Cardy, was developed in collaboration with the Banff Centre for the Arts and presented at Vancouver’s Music in the Morning. With Paul Thompson, Alon developed a play about legendary director John Hirsch. Called Hirsch, the play premiered at the Stratford Festival and has toured across Canada, to Edinburgh and in South Africa.