Welcome to The Shiva House Play Reading

Event details

  • Sunday | February 7, 2021
  • 2:00 pm

Created by professional playwrights and congregants Benjamin Behrend and Logan Schulman, Welcome to The Shiva House is a 45-minute theatrical experience utilizing digital performance, a guided walking meditation, and a companion booklet.  This experience crystallizes the necessity of communal gathering, sharing grief, and storytelling, and will take place virtually on February 6 at 7:00pm and February 7 at 2:00pm. RSVP below. Contact Esther Troetschel (etroetschel@rodephshalom.org or 267-930-7284).


Audiences will need:
-An internet-enabled device with a webcam, and Zoom.
-A candle, along with matches or a lighter on hand.
-Something that can be torn (fabric, a piece of paper, etc).
-A copy of the Companion Reader — linked below
-A web-enabled smartphone (with headphones) for the final walking portion of the performance — linked below
If for whatever reason you are unable to take part in the walking portion of the performance, we recommend a good seat next to an outward facing window.

To access the Welcome to the Shiva House Companion Reader and the final walking portion of the performance click here

You can join the performance here

It was important to us to make this performance fully accessible and without a paywall. We are however accepting donations to support this work! Feel free to donate on Venmo to @Benjamin-Behrend or on Paypal by using this link:  tinyurl.com/shivahouse.