Pride Shabbat at Masonic Hall
Pride Shabbat is at the heart of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah’s Pride celebrations, honoring and rejoicing in our experience as LGBTQ Jews. This year, we are proud to welcome guest speaker, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tony Kushner.
This service takes place at Masonic Hall, 46 W 24th Street
ONLY entrance at 71 W 23rd Street.
ASL Interpretation will be provided at this service. Email email@example.com to request seating close to the interpreters, or if you have any accessibility needs.
Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts Oneand Two; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; the musical Caroline, or Change and the opera A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck, both with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures. He has adapted and translated Pierre Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Szechwan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the English-language libretto for the opera Brundibár by Hans Krasa. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols' film of Angels In America, and for Steven Spielberg's Munich and Lincoln. His books include Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, among other honors. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.
Participate in the PRIDE SHOUT OUT! distributed at the June 28 Service and online.
New York, NY 10010