7 Selwyn St
Elsternwick VIC 3185
Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to take part in a one-off improv theatre workshop led by the multilingual, multi-talented Tal Hever-Chybowski, the director of the Bibliothèque Medem – Maison de la Culture Yiddish (think Kadimah, but in Paris).
Born in California and educated in Tel Aviv and Berlin, Hever-Chybowski is not only a brilliant lecturer in five languages but is also a Yiddish improv theatre maven! His three-hour workshop will involve “radical” improv, ie no preparation and minimal audience input. The focus will be on technique, listening, co-operation and fun. A comedy specialist, he goes with the flow of the group and encourages participants to create a story that’s genuine and truly relates to life.
“It’s a sort of creative writing workshop with hands and legs, rather than paper and pencil,” he said.
You don’t need to speak Yiddish to take part but a familiarity with Yiddish words and phrases is helpful.
If you prefer to experience Yiddish theatresports without getting up and acting yourself you are welcome to attend the workshop as an auditor.