Live Performances and Podcasts
Purchase tickets online or contact our box office: 206.388.0832 | BoxOffice@sjcc.org M-F during regular business hours.
SeaJAM Festival: Dance+Live Music: birds sing a pretty song
Sunday, December 9 | 5 pm
A new dance performance piece combining dance, interactive media, and film from emerging choreographer/dancer Rebecca Margolick and composer/graphic artist Maxx Berkowitz. The work is an exploration of solitude, beauty, and chaos and the way in which technology and surveillance amplifies and minimizes connection and those states of being. Created at the 14th Street Y’s LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture, BSAPS was inspired by textual study.
Unorthodox Live: Featuring Dan Savage
Saturday, February 2
7 pm happy hour | 8 pm show
$30 | $25
VIP $55 | $50*
“Unorthodox” is the world’s leading Jewish podcast—but you don’t have to be Jewish to love it! Hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz of Tablet Magazine, each episode features fascinating guests (one Jewish, one gentile), “News of the Jews,” and so much more. Join us for a live recording for Valentine’s Day, featuring Seattle-based sex advice columnist, podcaster, and public speaker Dan Savage and other surprising special guests for an “unorthodox” discussion of Jewish sex, matchmaking, and more.
Israel Story Live: Multimedia Radio Podcast Show
Tuesday, May 7 | 7 pm
$25 | $20
First 50 students FREE
University of Washington HUB Lyceum Theater
Join us for another magical evening of live radio theater from the creators of “Israel Story”—the award-winning radio show and podcast (a co-production of PRX and Tablet Magazine) that public radio icon Ira Glass calls “the Israeli ‘This American Life.'” With its unique blend of live storytelling and enthralling multimedia, “Israel Story” introduces us to a different Israel, one which we rarely get a chance to see: life-sized, nuanced, funny, and touching.
For the first time, we’re co-presenting “Israel Story” with Hillel UW on the University of Washington campus during Israel Week. Everyone welcome! The first 50 students get in FREE with ID. Reception to follow.
Rain Pryor's "Fried Chicken & Latkes"
Saturday, May 18
7 pm happy hour | 8 pm show
$40 | $35
The daughter of comedy legend Richard Pryor, Rain Pryor grew up feeling split between two cultures that had much in common but were worlds apart. Her hilarious and heart-wrenching one-woman show, directed by Eve Brandstein, reflects on her childhood growing up black and Jewish in a politically correct era.
A multifaceted actress, singer, comedian, and artistic director, Pryor’s autobiographical solo show premiered at the Jewish Women’s Theatre in Santa Monica, had a successful off-Broadway run, and is now being adapted by Norman Leer for TV.
“Impressive power” – The New York Times
“Plenty of laughs” – Huffington Post
“Poignant and hilarious tale” – Jewish Journal
“Pryor takes stage by storm” – Times of Israel
“Rain Pryor embraces the Jewish and African-American heritages that make her whole.” – The Argonaut