Sababa Social Club in the Sukkah…with the In[HEIR]itance Project

October 8, 2021

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Hillary Wriggers, Ellen Hundley, Naomi Limor Sedek, and her mother, Susan Limor.

When the Sababa Social Club met in the Sukkah for an introductory artistic salon with the In[HEIR]itance Project, old and new friends gathered, chatted, caught up, and noshed to start the evening. It wasn’t long, however, before Jon Adam Ross, managing director and founding artist of the In[HEIR]itance Project, and Chantal Pavageaux, writer, director, and interdisciplinary artist, began the conversation.

Ross has spent more than 20 years making art with communities around the country as an actor, playwright, and teaching artist. Pavageaux’s work has been produced nationally. Ross and Pavageaux engaged the crowd, encouraging everyone to share their vision of community, life, lifestyle, religion, and geography—anything and everything Hampton Roads.

This conversation, along with others taking place throughout the region, are part of an open artistic process that invites community members to share their personal insights as inspiration and material for a final play that will premiere at the Virginia Arts Festival in 2022.

The Sababa Social Club, supported by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC, provides an opportunity for adults to be together with the Jewish community. Sababa Social Club in the Sukkah with The In[HEIR]itance Project was its second event. The crowd consensus is that Sababa is a hit. Sababa—it’s cool!

For more information on Sababa Social Club, or to get involved with planning future events, contact Jill Grossman, director, Arts + Ideas, at jgrossman@ujft.org, or 757-965-6137.

-Jill Grossman


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