2 August 2023
Shabbat and Shalom Present: Gaga Mitzvah
Shabbat and Shalom, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023
Absurd comedy performance that celebrates queer Jewish identity, food filled rituals and nightlife
PAY THE JEWS BACK with love, laughter and fresh blood. We’ve started up shop in your neighborhood, and we’re offering absurd comedy performance that celebrates queer Jewish identity, food filled rituals and nightlife. The show's narrative unfolds through a series of powerful club scenes blending the absurd and the raunchy, which develop into a warm and wild collective ritual, with food (of course). Hide your children, watch out. Shabbat and Shalom will snatch you away and strap you into an an emotional rollercoaster. Expect moments of laughter, shock, and discomfort and a couple of bagels. They’re experts at creating (un)relatable humor without compromising their unique trans Jewish identity. Unpaid, of course.
Saskia Kraftowitz (they/them) is a performing artist, agitator and researcher // Jewish Queer. They make stage sensations, street interventions, gallery interruptions and written publications. Their practice spans genres, incorporating clowning, activism, dance and nature conservation.
Saskia takes a solidarity approach working with gender expansive and multi-faith inclusion, acknowledging the social disability model and cultivating climate and ecologically sensitive creativity.
Estimated running time
Full-time students, those aged under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU
Flashing lights, loud music, mention of antisemitism, sexual content, partial nudity, mention of mental health.
However, this will be a relaxed space. If at any point you feel the need to leave the room, there will be a quiet space available outside of the room which an usher or member of staff can direct you to discreetly. Attendees can leave and re-enter the room as much as they like.
Theatro Technis is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Loop system fitted in the main auditorium. If you have any questions or specific requests, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.