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8:45

Bus leaves from UCLA Hillel


All plenary events take place in Doheny Library - Room 240, 10am - 4pm


10:00   

Welcome to USC


10:10   


Performance: Next Year in Jerusalem, written and performed by Stacie Chaiken 


10:30   

A Conversation with Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation:

The Art of Witness - a meditation on testimony and story-making


11:45   

Coffee break


12:00   

Artists Panel: Metabolizing testimony and artistic expression

Artists who engage with first-person testimony and historical material as raw material for their work talk

about their process and the relationship between art and “truth”. 

Panelists: Ruth Weisberg, painter; Laurie Woolery, associate artistic director, Cornerstone Theatre; Betsy Salkind,

comedienne; Velina Hasu Houston, playwright.

Moderated by Stacie Chaiken, writer-performer.


1:45           

BOX LUNCH (Kosher) BE SURE TO RSVP


2:15            

Producers Panel: Engaging, including and challenging our communities

Artistic directors and producers of Jewish-identified culture who are pushing the envelope,

presenting new and unexpected work.

Panelists: Ron Sossi, artistic director, and Beth Hogan, associate artistic director, the Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles; Joe Stern, artistic director, The Matrix Theatre, Los Angeles;  Madeline Puzo, former producer, the Mark Taper Forum and Taper , Too, and Dean USC School of Theatre.

Moderated by: Selma Holo, director, Fisher Art Museum, USC


4:00            

Coffee Break & Introduction to Holocaust archive - Moti Sendak


4:15 - 6:00   

BREAKOUTS (suggested)


Shoah offices, ITS,  3434 South Grand Avenue map

Tape rots: Preservation to the Bit

Insuring preservation of one of the largest testimony archives, in perpetuity.

A visit to the Information Technology Services, where the Visual History Archive is housed.

          

Shoah offices, Leavy Library

Introduction to Visual History Archive: How to access and use the Shoah tapes.


Guided visits to the Leo Feuchtwanger Memorial Library (led by Michaela Ullmann, Librarian) and the Holocaust & Genocide Research Collection (led by Lynn Sipe, Associate Dean, Collections)                                                                                                                                             Doheny Library


Doheny Library - Room 240

Theatre by and about our own communities

Practicum with USC School of Theatre faculty member and TO practitioner Mady Schuztman: We’ll make some powerful theatre about whatever is going on in the room.


Intellectual Commons, Doheny Library

Archiving Holocaust-related Theatre, Moti Sandak


THE EVENING EVENT IS TICKETED SEPARATELY AND REQUIRES RSVP, AS DINNER IS INCLUDED


6:15           

Cocktails and Dinner at Hillel


Music from the Israeli and Yiddish theatre, Rebecca Joy Fletcher

Moving Torah, Andrea Hodos


Kosher buffet and dessert


Open mic with pianist

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