*a Queer, Jewish & Dreamy DIY Shabbat Dinner Delight & Extravaganza*
Part ritual, part performance and a homemade five-course meal, *The Shabbos Queen* is a new, queer take on an old Jewish ritual: Shabbat. With inspirations ranging from Barbra Streisand to Kabbalah, *The Shabbos Queen* creates a sweet and kind-of sexy stop from the fast-paced world. It's an everybody-welcome evening for unwinding, dreaming and togetherness, offering a taste of paradise.
The piece was created in Berlin in what used to be a Jewish bakery before the war. Originally funded by the Berlin Senatsverwaltung fur Kultur und Europa, it's been presented in Berlin, Brooklyn, Philadelphia & Tel Aviv. It can be hosted in galleries, theatres, outdoor venues and homes for 30+ people.
Created & Hosted by: Stuart Meyers
Developed with love by: Maxwell McCarthy & Laurie Young
with help by: Antonia Lassar
Costume by: Claudia Hill
Created in KuLe Berlin
Created & Presented with generous support from Berlin Senat für Kultur und Europa, OneTable, Brooklyn Jews, Congregation Beth Elohim, Tribe 12 & Repair the World
*Available for touring now*
Read this review from the Dance Enthusiast!
What other people are saying about it!:
“The Shabbos Queen was exactly what I needed four months into my Berlin adventure. Alone in this greying city, the distance from home and the people I knew there had become distinctly apparent. But, on that Friday night, I got to experience all of the warmth, love, openness and comfort that I'd been missing in the past months. Stuart, you made a charming host, and your guests made a familiar family of misfitting people and personalities. I could have stayed and talked around the table all night.”~ Ben (Berlin)
“Dearest Stuart, yesterday evening was such a beautiful dreamy landscape of pleasure and delight and magic. You were the perfect host(ess) - it takes a lot to get me out of the house on a Friday night, even when I first arrived O was feeling unsure and anxious, however you welcomed us so warmly and created such a beautiful event… the ambience, the conversation, listening to everyone, it was sooo peaceful and divine. Well done you! I had no idea what to expect but you were magnificent. Thank you!” ~Tom (Berlin)
“Stuart darling Stuart... Thank you so much.. I felt deeply touched and finally satisfied by a show in Berlin.. I felt held and welcomed in your beautiful ritual.. The most beautiful way to fight.. I went home with my heart filled with joy and hope.. So so inspiring thank you thank you for it all. To many more queer Jewish nights, laughter and songs.” ~Ale (Berlin)
"Stuart- You should be proud. It's obvious that you have a gift to share, and we're lucky you do. I think coaxing a bunch of millennials into taking part in ancient rituals, all while disconnecting from technology and reconnecting to each other and the world, all in a space based upon a "Palace in Time," is risky to say the least, and somehow you're doing it, making Shabbat fun, sexy, and not just for Jews. Brilliant." ~Nick (Brooklyn)