Backstage Pass(over)

Backstage Pass(over)

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Backstage Pass(over) is a musical and theatrical performance that tells the story of four musicians -- one wise, one wicked, one simple and one who can't ask -- six minutes before they hit the stage for the biggest, and maybe last, show of their of their creative lives. Together they remix the Passover narrative, stretching and filtering its symbols and themes through soul music, rap, beatbox, live vocal looping and sound collage, to ponder the relationship between personal freedom and collective obligation.

Backstage Pass(over) was inspired by the Arab, Israeli and Ethiopian characters in the portraits of Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage: Israel and filters those images through the prism of the Four Sons narrative from the Passover Haggadah. It was originally produced for The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s Out of Order Seder 2013.