Genre: Drama, Dance
©Robert Malbrough
Written, Directed by Jesse Freedman

Based on The Talmud and Kung-Fu films, Meta-Phys Ed.'s THE TALMUD is a genre-bending performance that draws from a century of Chinese martial arts cinema, and, a single chapter of The Talmud-a 5th century text of Rabbinic Judaism. Featuring innovative production design, live Kung-Fu movie cinematography and choreographed Talmudic debate, THE TALMUD is a confounding exploration of sacred wisdom and how ancient traditions survive the dangerous journey across generations.

Presented by TARGET MARGIN THEATER in association with META-PHYS ED, directed by Jesse Freedman. THE TALMUD will play a three- week limited engagement at THE DOXSEE @ Target Margin Theater (232 52nd Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn). Performances begin Thursday, September 12 and continue through Saturday, September 28. Opening Night is Saturday, September 14 (8 p.m.). Press performances are Thursday, September 12; Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14 (and any subsequent performance). $20-$25 tickets will be availabe at

The production features compostions by Avi Amon, pipa compostions by Lu Liu & Avi Amon, scenic design by Kyu Shin, projection design by Lacey Erb, costume design by Karen Boyer, and lighting design by Yi-Chung Chen. Eamon Goodman is the sound designer, Gil Sperling designed the original video concepts and Joanne Au is the stage manager.

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About the Company: Meta-Phys Ed.

Meta-Phys Ed. creates original performance works that explore the relationship between religion, spirituality, culture and politics; often drawing inspiration from sacred and classical text. Their work draws from many different performance disciplines including theater, dance and performance art.

Meta-Phys Ed. was founded in 2011 by Jesse Freedman and Rabbi Bronwen Mullin, and it continues to emanate from their shared interest in ancient Jewish text, contemporary forms, and experimental process.

Now under the Artistic Direction of Jesse Freedman, Meta-Phys Ed. is a diverse collaboration of artists and intellectuals. They have presented work at The New Ohio Theater, La MaMa, The Exponential Festival, The NY Fringe, IRT Theater, The Brick, Dixon Place and The Doxsee @ Target Margin Theater. They are recipients of the IRT 3B Development Residency, and a Target Margin Theater Artist Residency. 

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