So here's a dilemma -- you're a theatre company whose mandate is to
produce Jewish (or at the very least, "Jew-ish") theatre... and you want
to be part of a January theatre festival... but the existing theatre
festival is focused on a playwright who's not Jewish. What do you do?
If you're Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, you start your own festival.
Hence, the cheekily-named "Tribefest" - which kicked off its first part Wednesday night, and continues on with another round of theatre events in February.
Part two starts on February 9 with a pay-what-you-can panel discussion exploring the question, "What is Jewish theatre?"
The next night features readings of new plays by locals Bruce Sarbit and Ginny Collins (admission is free). And the festival wraps up on Feb. 11 with another pay-what-you-can event, Neurotica: An Evening of Short Plays based on the themes of "Something Jewish" and "Something Eros."
Views of Kildonan Settlers bridge, Main Street and North Kildonan
Views of Route 90 and Portage Ave.
Views of Osborne, Confusion Corner, the Legislature and the Osborne Street bridge