Catherine Dajczman is half-Jewish and half-Catholic. One parent was born in Poland and the other in a rural Québécois village with 10 brothers and sisters. These two rich histories are the meeting point and driving force behind Dajczman’s one woman show Passages, playing at the Segal Centre this week. This bright young actress is a passionate storyteller and her Frenglish is excellent!
Also, live in the studio is a man who will say anything, and can play anything. Originally hailing from Argentina, Damian Nisenson is a Montreal saxophone treasure and part of the jazz-fusion band Nozen.
Speaking of horns! Shtetl is having her first live event. It’s called SNIP; Why We Circumcise and it promises to be a cutting-edge look at this ancient, and often controversial ritual. The event is a co-presentation with the Mile End Chavurah- a progressive Jewish group based in the Mile End/Plateau area. This will be a launch for their brand new salon series and a live taping of Shtetl with you in the audience! Please feel free to email me for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org). What happens when an artist, a rabbi and an academic sit down to talk about foreskins? Find out on Monday, Nov. 29th at 7PM at Articule (262 Fairmount O.) Wine and latkes will be served. What could be bad about that?
As always, thanks for tuning in!