2016 > Jew v Malta

Conceived and directed by Jesse Freedman
Sound by Avi Amon
Costumes by Karen Boyer
Sets and props By Ali Shrago-Spechler
Lights by Jennifer Reiser


Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta, explored through the political theatre of Bertolt Brecht and Kanye West’s album “Yeezus.” Jew Vs. Malta depicts the Passion of Barabas the Jew: his trial, revenge, suffering, revenge, death, resurrection, revenge, and death. Presented by Meta-Phys Ed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, East 4th Street, New York.

Meta-Phys Ed. explores religion, spirituality, and politics thru original performance works that hybridize classical or sacred texts with contemporary forms. Meta-Phys Ed. was founded in 2011 by Artistic Director Jesse Freedman and rabbinical student, composer, and playwright Bronwen Mullin.

All photos by Theo Coté for La MaMa.