Jew V'Nation Fellow: Kaleidoscope

Kendell Pinkney and Vanessa Hidary

KendallVanessa.jpgKaleidoscope is a narrative-arts driven initiative that seeks to highlight well-crafted, deeply personal monologues by Jews of Color, and non-exclusively Ashkenazi communities. Kaleidoscope seeks to expand the cast of their traveling show and complete a workshop curriculum for communities looking to develop their own narrative-arts program.

Vanessa Hidary began her spoken word career at the legendary Nuyorican Poets café, and has aired on "Def Poetry Jam” on HBO. She is the author of a collection of poems and stories titled “The Last Kaiser Roll in the Bodega.” Her project partner Kendell Pinkney is a freelance Jewish educator Brooklyn-based theatre writer and freelance creative. His collaborative works and songs have been performed at venues such as 54 Below, Two Rivers Theatre Company, and Joe’s Pub, to name a few.

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