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Death Over Dessert

July 13, 2017
6:30 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum

Sometimes humor can be found in the painful and frustrating process of care-giving. "Sandwich generation" storytellers Josh Kornbluth, Julia Weber, Elizabeth Sale, and Sara Faith Alterman share their experiences and let us laugh through our tears. Program followed by dessert and a moderated discussion to cast an unflinching eye at end of life and together create an interactive experience that transforms this otherwise difficult conversation into one of engagement, insight, and empowerment. Co-presented by Reboot's Death Over Dinner, Jewish Edition. Josh Kornbluth Josh Kornbluth has been performing autobiographical monologues since 1989. Among his many solo shows is Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?, which began as a commission from The Contemporary Jewish Museum. More recently, Sea of Reeds explored the mysteries of interpreting the Torah and making oboe reeds. His latest movie, Love & Taxes, is available online. His upcoming monologue, The Bottomless Bowl, is based on his experiences as artist-in-residence (and, later, a volunteer) at the Zen Hospice Project. Currently, Josh is a fellow at the Global Brain Health Institute, based at UCSF's Memory and Aging Center. Find him at joshkornbluth.com. Elizabeth Sale Elizabeth Sale grew up in a family of storytellers, teachers, and art lovers. Growing up, she shuttled between homes of divorced parents and the theater, chasing roles inspired by Carol Burnett and Gilda Radner on stages in Tennessee, Colorado, and West Virginia. She moved to California to study sociology and theater arts at UCSC, and earned a Masters in Filmmaking and Performance Art at SFAI in 1996. Six years ago she found her way back to the stage. Sale has produced, written and performed over twelve solo shows in the last five years at The Marsh, Stage Werx, Mojo theater, and The Phoenix. Julia Weber Julia Weber lives in San Francisco and has written and performed solo shows at Stagewerx and The Phoenix Theater through Solo Performance Workshop, with Martha Rynberg at the helm. As a lawyer, social worker, and anti-bias trainer, she's also shared the stage with many PowerPoint presentations. Her identity has been shaped by her experience as one of the only Jews at her Catholic high school and growing up with New Yorker parents who relocated the family to Arizona in the early 1970s, spending the following few decades in search of good bagels. Julia's work is also inspired by the wisdom and humor her teenage son provides. She's holding on tight to her dream of one day finally pulling together her original production of "Shiva: The Musical."

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