About

photo credit: Shoog McDaniel, 2017

Ezra Berkley Nepon’s writing and performances remix queer and Jewish stories, archived histories, and in-between spaces real and imagined. Ezra is the author of  Dazzle Camouflage: Spectacular Theatrical Strategies for Resistance and Resilience (2016) and Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue: A History of New Jewish Agenda (2012). [See more writing here.]

Based in Philadelphia, Ezra is passionate about grassroots funding/fundraising, people’s history, defiant archives, collective liberation, musical theater, and pattern-mixing. Ezra is a member of the Jewish Voice for Peace artist council, and is an aspiring yiddishist and mediocre but enthusiastic accordion player.Ezra is a Program Officer at the Global Philanthropy Project and works as a partner in The Lafayette Practice, and is a recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change grant (2007) and the Leeway Transformation Award (2014).

Ezra Leeway 2016-8507
photo credit: Karen Kirchoff, 2016