While a student at UCLA, my partner and I “conducted” an interview and profile of Professor Neal Stulberg, Director and Conductor of the orchestras at University of California, Los Angeles (which include the UCLA Philharmonia and the UCLA Symphony). Also featured are Dr. Stephen Karr and Henry Shin.
As Programming Director at Yiddishkayt, I presented Psoy Korolenko in a sold-out, standing room only show at Genghis Cohen on June 4th, 2011. His performance took the crowd on a journey through Yiddishlands real and imagined. Psoy is a lexicological prankster, comically switching between tongues and cheeks.
This deeply personal short was produced while a student at UCLA. It chronicles my inner challenges related to my Jewish identity as expressed through my facial hair.