Beowabbit (beowabbit) wrote,

bearsir soliciting contributions to take his play to the Netherlands

bearsir, a/k/a S. Bear Bergman, is a wonderful performance artist. I’ve only seen one of his shows, but it was really amazing. (Aside: Bear, I bet you and Kala would have stuff to talk about.)

Anyway, his latest show is called Monday Night in Westerbork. From his post about the show:
My new solo play, Monday Night in Westerbork, recounts the untold stories of Jews imprisoned at Camp Westerbork, Holland. These Jews - actors and performers - wrote, directed, and performed six different shows over the course of twenty months. The shows were performed each Monday night for SS officers and Nazi dignitaries as well as the rest of the camp’s prisoners on the same stage that the names of those to be sent to the death camps were read on Tuesday mornings.
He needs funding to go to the Netherlands and research the show (e.g. interview survivors). Having seen some of his work I have no doubt that he will do a spectacular job, and his show will be an important resource and a powerful piece of art.

I’ve contributed $50. If you would like to support this project, you can read his post, or if you want to cut to the chase, you can go directly to and make a contribution by credit card. Make sure you write “S. Bear Bergman” in the field where you can specify what the contribution is earmarked for if you do that.

(By the way, I took the picture my userpic is from in the Hague. It’s the flag flying in front of the International Court of Justice. bearsir, maybe you’ll get to see it while you’re in the Netherlands.)
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