Win Tickets to see Liraz at the Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver

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The 22nd annual Chutzpah! Festival is on now with exciting and dynamic lineup of performances until November 24, 2022, presenting music, theatre, comedy, dance and multimedia arts, connecting communities and celebrating the vibrancy of our stories.

Artists will once again grace the stages of the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre, Wosk Auditorium, and the Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, our festival hub at the JCC, and share their work in person and select digital streams.

Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver
Liraz Photo credit Shai Franco / Liz Glazer / Dan & Claudia Zanes credit Anna Zanes

Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver

A special programming highlight brings Jewish and non-Jewish artists of Persian heritage together to explore how these communities have intersected in their artistic expression. The Festival’s new programs for young audiences and families expand with theatre and music events, including special school matinees. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend in-person performances, or to enjoy select digital events from the comfort of their own homes. With an emphasis on artists from across Canada, the Festival will also present work from Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

Comedy Highlight

  • Celebrating Queer Jewish Comedy featuring Liz Glazer (USA)
    • November 24 at 8:00pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
    • Hosted by Yenta (USA) with Drag Queens Ziona Patriot & Talula Bonet “The Holy Sisters” (Israel)

Dance Highlight

  • Double Bill: Vanessa Goodman/Action at a Distance – World Premiere of Echo Chamber (Canada) and Shay Kuebler/Radical System Art Ghost Scripts (Canada)
    • November 21 & 22 at 8:00pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre (Digital Streaming Available)

Theatre Highlight

  • Staged Reading: Yankl & Der Beanstalk (UK). Part of the DBLSPK Program co-presented with rice & beans theatre (Canada)
    • November 7 at 1:00pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre (Digital Streaming Available)

Multimedia Highlights

  • Maya Ciarrocchi & Andrew Conklin – Site: Yizkor (Canada/USA)
    • November 12-19: Installation and Workshops, Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery
    • November 19: Performance, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre (Digital Streaming Available)

Programming for Families & Young People

  • Dan and Claudia Zanes in Concert (USA)
    • Family Show: November 13 at 11:00am, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
    • School Matinee: November 14 at 11:00am, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre

Literary Program Highlight

  • Jacqueline Saper – From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran ( USA)
    • November 14 at 1:00pm, Digitally Streamed


  • Ayelet Latovich – Persian Jewish Food and Cooking (Israel)
    • November 21 at 6:00pm, Digitally Streamed

Workshops and talkbacks with festival artists, facilitated by members of the Vancouver arts community will run throughout the Festival. Select workshops will also be available for streaming. Check the website for updates and registration info.

Win Tickets to see Liraz

I didn’t forget to mention a music highlight! I have a pair of tickets to give away to Liraz – A Persian-Jewish Program happening November 23rd at 8:00pm, Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.

Celebrated Israeli singer, songwriter, actress Liraz Charhi has wowed crowds with her performances on stage, sound, and screen. Her debut self-titled album garnered wonderful acclaim. Her follow-up album, Only You ‘re Allowed, is a collaboration of Israel’s best writers and composers and combines modern sounds with the ethnic Persian flavor of Liraz’s upbringing.

To enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post, or post the following on Twitter:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, November 14, 2022. Follow the Chutzpah! Festival on Facebook for more info throughout the festival and beyond.

UPDATE: The winner is Fiona!

2 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jason BWednesday, November 9th, 2022 — 7:58pm PST


  2. FionaWednesday, November 9th, 2022 — 10:08pm PST

    Ooh yeah!

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