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The Ally: Events & Conversations


The Public Theater & Partner Locations
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A series of conversations connected to the world premiere play THE ALLY, written by Tony Award-winning playwright Itamar Moses (The Band’s Visit) and directed by Drama Desk winner Lila Neugebauer (Appropriate). Building on the themes and ideas presented in THE ALLY, these events will provide audience members an opportunity to gather in community centered on the play’s timeliness and themes. 

The Public Theater & Partner Locations
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Events in the Anspacher at The Public will be free and open to all and indicated with this icon:05 - 1516_CAL_ICONS_TALKBACK.png. These events will be General Admission.

Events at Partner Locations and at Joe's Pub are paid.

Monday, March 4 at 7:00PM

A Conversation with Itamar Moses & Josh Radnor  

In association with the Center for New Jewish Culture, playwright Itamar Moses and actor Josh Radnor will be in conversation with journalist Lonnie Firestone at Congregation Beth Elohim Chapel (274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY) about the play.

Tickets start at $10
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*Seating is general admission.  

Monday, March 11 at 7:00PM

Speaking Up: The Role of Free Speech in College Life with Nikhil Pal Singh & Maya Wind 

Nikhil Pal Singh, Chair of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at NYU and author of Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy, joins his former student Maya Wind, scholar of Israeli expertise and militarism and author of Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom, in a conversation on the challenges of managing civil discourse on campus. 

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Monday, March 18 at 7:30PM

Josh Radnor & Itamar Moses in Conversation 

Itamar Moses and Josh Radnor come together for an important conversation about THE ALLY and the issues it explores. 

Located at Buttenwieser Hall at The Arnhold Center at 92NY Center for Culture & Arts or online. 


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Saturday, March 23 at 4:30PM

Civil Dialogue in Action with Tarek El-Ariss & Susannah Heschel

Dartmouth professors Tarek El-Ariss and Susannah Heschel discuss effective strategies for fostering constructive dialogue on the Israel-Hamas conflict within the campus community. 

Located at The Public.

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Monday, March 25 at 7:00PM

Culture Bridges: The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding & The Public Theater 

Established in 1989 by Rabbi Marc Schneier and Joe Papp, founder of The Public Theater, The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding originally aimed to restore the historic Black-Jewish alliance in the US. It has since expanded to foster global Muslim-Jewish relations. Join the President of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding Rabbi Marc Schneier, Anti-Defamation League Regional Director Scott Richman, and New York Times writer and Public Theater board member Kwame Anthony Appiah for an insightful discussion. 

Located at The Public. 
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Sunday, April 14 at 7:00PM

Join us for a discussion on solidarity in organizing and the dynamics of Israel-Palestine as a local issue in New York City, hosted by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ). The conversation will be moderated by Alisa Solomon, Director of the Arts & Culture concentration in the Journalism M.A. program at Columbia University, and founding member of JFREJ. Access tickets.


Kwame Anthony Appiah
Tarek El-Ariss
Lonnie Firestone
Susannah Heschel
Itamar Moses
Josh Radnor
Scott Richman
Rabbi Marc Schneier
Nikhil Pal Singh
Maya Wind