AVITAL

Created and directed by Michael Breslin
with Ariel Sibert, Zoe Mann, and Amandla Jahava
based on the Avital Ronell scandal at NYU
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On August 13, 2018, the front page of the New York Times made a splash: “What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused?” This question doesn’t even begin to cover the strange entanglement between Nimrod Reitman, a gay graduate student, and Avital Ronell, his queer dissertation advisor and academia’s reigning queen of deconstructionist theory. Part lecture, part dazzling spectacle, AVITAL dives headfirst into problematique questions about abuse of power, queer desire, and grad school.

Productions:
Yale Cabaret 2019

Production team for the Yale Cabaret 2019 production:
Director: Michael Breslin
Dramaturg: Ariel Sibert
Producers: Lisa D. Richardson and Sophie Siegel-Warren
Scenic Designer: Stephanie Osin Cohen
Costume Designer: David Mitsch
Projection Designers: Erin Sullivan and Matthias Neckermann
Sound Designers: Liam Bellman-Sharpe and Daniela Hart
Lighting Designer: Ryan Seffinger
Technical Director: Dashiell Menard