Welcome to Lab/Shul, an artist-driven, everybody-friendly, God-optional, pop up, experimental community for sacred Jewish gatherings based in NYC and reaching the world.

ComPassion Plays (Purim 2017)

  • DCTV - 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

Lab/Shul presents ComPassion Plays, our first annual performance festival, party and renegade ritual riot taking on the Book of Esther. Off book. One night only.

We let loose 10 of New York’s wildest writers, performers, poets, musicians and creative rebels to create original shorts inspired by a single quote and an epic act of resistance from the Purim scroll:

“Then I’ll go to the king, though it’s illegal. If I perish, I perish.” (4:16)

Underground arts. Dance Floor. Carol C. Cash Bar. Costumes. 21+

$20 / $15 SeasonPass
Seats are limited – advanced ticket sales recommended.


Featuring new original works from:
Ali Levin – Reckless Theatre
Chuk Obasi – Intersections International
Dan Saks – DeLeon, Segulalelo,  Asylum Arts
Elana Bell – Eyes, Stones
Eva MeiLing Pollitt – Writer/Director, Actor
Little Lord
Rev. Micah Bucey – Judson Memorial Church
Nessa Norich – NY Neo-Futurist, Performance Artist
Kate Scelsa – Fans of the Impossible Life
Ronit Levin Delgado in collaboration with Oya Damla – Performance ArtistAsylum Arts

And hosted by WNYC’s The Naked American Songbook‘s Julian Fleisher
Directed by Lab/Shul’s Ezra Bookman



Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Doors 7pm
Performances 8pm
Party 10:00-Midnight

(DJ Carol C, Dancing, Late Night Truth Telling w/ Amichai & Co.)

DCTV87 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013