You’re invited to JW3’s Queer Mitzvah Party. A celebration of LGBTQ+ Jewish voices answering the question: if you could give your Bar or Bat Mitzvah speech today, what would you say?
Hear from Joey Soloway, writer and creator of the TV series Transparent; Dr Libro-Levi Bridgeman, writer, performer and editor of Letter to My Little Queer Self; Florence Schechter, scientist, comedian and director of the world’s first Vagina Museum and Leo Reich, comedian and writer seen on Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club, as they explore what it mean to come of age.
My Queer Mitzvah Party Bios■
Joey Soloway is producer, director and writer who has written for acclaimed television shows Six Feet Under, United States of Tara and most notability was the creator of the Emmy– and Golden Globe–winning series Transparent. Through their production company, Topple, they are developing podcasts, television and film projects which elevate marginalized artists and their stories. They are currently working on 'The South Commons Experiment', a documentary about race, architecture and memory.
Libro Levi Bridgeman
Libro Levi Bridgeman PHD has written for the theatre and BBC Radio 4. Libro Levi co-runs hotpencil press with Serge Nicholson, publications include: There Is No Word For It (2011), The Butch Monologues (2017), and Letter To My Little Queer Self (2021). Libro Levi’s published short stories include Gregory, Letter To My Future Lover and XXX. They teach Creative Writing in Birkbeck University, have taught in 5 UK prisons and are currently working on screenplays.
As seen on ‘Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club’, Leo is a comedian, writer and winner of the 2Northdown New Act of the Year 2020. He performs his brand of flamboyant, incisive stand-up across the country including opening for Simon Amstell on his recent 2021-2022 tour. Leo is currently working on various scripted projects with TwoBrothers, BBC Studios, Sky Studios, and BrokeN’Bones.
Florence Schechter is a comedian, video producer and a science communicator. With a BSc in Biochemistry, Florence built a science YouTube channel with over one million views and interned at the hit BBC show QI. In 2017, she started the project to build the world's first bricks and mortar museum about the gynaecological anatomy and was Highly Commended in the Women of the Future Awards in the Arts and Culture category for her work with the Vagina Museum.