WORLD STAGES: Not by Bread Alone, Nalaga'at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble (Israel)
While making, kneading, and baking dough, eleven deaf and blind actors re-enact vivid memories, recall forgotten dreams, and share joyful moments.
- Mar. 25 - 26, 2014
- Terrace Theater
- 1 hour, 40 minutes
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Not by Bread Alone
Directed by Adina Tal
"A dreamlike, most impressive theatrical reality…
a unique and amazing ensemble of actors"
--Yediot Achronot (Israel)
Eleven deaf and blind actors lead a magical tour through their inner worlds of darkness, silence, and…bread. While the process of making, kneading, and baking dough unfolds on stage, a unique encounter occurs between the actors and the audience. Together, they re-enact vivid and distant memories, recall forgotten dreams and joyful moments, and touch the spark of creation present in every one of us--always returning to bread as a symbol of our longing for a home. From Israel's Nalaga'at Theater (Hebrew for "Please Do Touch")--the world's only deaf-blind performance ensemble of its kind--this acclaimed production is presented in partnership with VSA, the international organization on arts and disability.
Free Explore the Arts Captioned Post-Performance Discussion: March 25
In Hebrew with English supertitles and American Sign Language. In partnership with VSA.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Performance Timing: 1 hour, 40 minutes, with no intermission.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation.
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by A. Huda and Samia Farouki, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International government support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Theatre of Iceland, and the Japan Foundation.
Major support for education and related artistic programming is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.