DEFINITELY NOT THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD

As we emerged from the longest year of our lives, a group of Jewish young people collaborated with a team of Jewish artists to turn the mishigas of 2020 into a moving immersive theatrical performance. Devised directly from these young people’s own ideas and imaginations, join us to experience an outdoor performance of movement, song and language that reflects our shared Yiddishkeit and all the Covid craziness of the past year… come rain or shine. Directed by Romi Kupfer, definitely not the worst thing in the world is bursting with the strength, grit and humour of these young people and the year they will never forget.


Directed by Romi Kupfer

Lead Writer Justin Olstein

Support Artist / Associate Writer Dominic Weintraub

Support Artist / Sound Designer Sam Osborn

Language Consultant Esther Singer 

Costume Designer Betty Auhl 

Creature Maker Daniele Poidomani  

Production Coordinator Noah Chrapot

Produced by RK Collaborations

Performed and Devised by

Lucia Bekinschtein, Freya Burstyner, Amaya Davidoff, Flora Feldman, Mira Feldman, Gigi Goldman, Catherine Halpern, Ezra Kaplan-Dascalu, Dan Meren, Zaiden Moszkowicz, Teghan Rado, Ezra Sholl

Photography by Pia Johnson

Film by Outsider Productions

View the digital program here

This project is proudly supported by

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the land I live, work and create upon. I am grateful for the connections I have had with country and its peoples. I feel fortunate to be able to create new work, collaborate and engage with others on this land. I acknowledge elders past, present and emerging and value the knowledge carried with them.  

© 2017 by Romi Kupfer