New Work Grantee, Lisa Huberman Presents “Jewish in Queens: Foods That Feel Like Home”
An Immersive Storytelling Event

In Jewish in Queens: Foods that Feel Like Home,” playwright and storyteller Lisa Huberman brings together a diverse group of voices for an immersive, interactive, and delicious evening to share and reflect on the foods that have shaped them as Jews in Queens. Come to laugh, listen, and sample an array of dishes that challenge and enrich our image of what “Jewish food” can look like.

Storytellers include:
Lisa Huberman
(Playwright and Storyteller, Mission to (dit)Mars
Michael Croland
(Author, Oy Oy Oy Gevalt: Jews in Punk)
Laura Antoniou
(Author, The Marketplace series)
Souks Soukhaseum
(Director of Community Affairs, Free Synagogue of Flushing)

October 17, 2019, 7-9 PM
Free Synagogue of Flushing, 136-23 Sanford Ave, Flushing, NY 11355
Event is FREE. RSVP on

Lisa Huberman (creator) is a playwright, storyteller and educator based in Astoria, Queens. Her work has been presented at venues throughout New York City including Dixon Place, La MaMa Experiemental Theatre Club, Access Theater, Elephant Run District, New Light Theatre Project, The One-Minute Play Festival, The Brick Theatre, so-fi festival, and Project Y. She is an artist-in-residence with the Queens-based theatre group Mission to (dit)Mars and was named semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She has served on the board of The Wandering Jews of Astoria and created Jewish ritual spaces for Malkhut and FED.

Ilana Becker (Director) is a director and producer who specializes in new play and musical development, community-driven projects, and arts education. WP Theater 2018-2020 Producers Lab, The Civilians' R&D Group, the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, DirectorsLabChicago, Fresh Ground Pepper's PlayGroup, Bastard Playground, was a Playwrights Horizons Robert Moss Directing Fellow, and is an Emerging Leaders of NY Arts Fellow and Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. She has directed and developed new work at Arts Nova, The Lark, The Flea, The Tank, Dixon Place, New York Theatre Workshop, National Black Theatre, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 54 Below, Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Columbia University's MFA Playwriting Program, NYU’s MFA Dramatic Writing Program, Hunter College, Barnard College, Stevens Technical Institute, Pittsburgh Fringe (Best Ensemble), FringeNYC, Samuel French Festival, TinyRhino, NY Madness, Communal Spaces: garden plays, Theater for the New City with Piper Theatre, and FullStop Collective, among others.