The JCC is thrilled to provide a home to Rachel Dickstein to adapt Gertrude Stein’s little-known children’s book, The World is Round, and to offer our entire community the opportunity to spend a year with Ripe Time.
Rachel is a writer, director, teacher, and founding artistic director of Ripe Time, a company devoted to new ensemble-based performance works infused with rich language, visual power, and physical rigor.
For Ripe Time, Rachel has devised, choreographed, and directed the world premieres of Fire Throws (based on Sophocles’ Antigone), Betrothed (based on texts by Jhumpa Lahiri, Chekhov, and Ansky) and Innocents (based on Wharton’s The House of Mirth and adapted with Emily Morse). Most recently, her breathtaking production of Septimus and Clarissa (an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway) was chosen as one of the “best of 2011” by New York Magazine. Rachel has also created and directed other new works for New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges, New York Shakespeare Festival/Joe’s Pub, and Seattle’s Annex Theatre.
Please join us in welcoming Rachel to a year at the JCC!
To find out about opportunities to enjoy the work of this artist please check the Performing Arts event listings here.