Orly Zebak

Orly Zebak writes, designs sets and costumes, and makes art in various mediums. Her work seeks to challenge conceptions of female performativity in relation to womanhood, girlhood, and coming of age stories. In her spare time, you can catch Orly gardening—usually in her very comfortable off-brand crocs. Orly earned her M.A. at the University of Toronto in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies.

Diving (back) into The Spiel

For many adults, the unrelenting euphoria and angst during bar and bat mitzvah season hasn’t affected us for decades. Weekend evenings (and occasional days) in Grade 7 and 8 were once marked…

The unbridled joy in Rita Winkler’s world and art

Rita Winkler holds up one end of her painting, and her mother, Helen, the other. Their screen becomes almost entirely awash in green, blue, and yellow watercolours with three different socks. Each…

Golden Predictions

Welcome to Golden Predictions, a column where I—an age-old psychic—make predictions about some of our favourite starlets. I also freelance, so you can call me for your own futures, I can’t promise…

Entering Judaica Standard Time

We’re all familiar with the anticipatory thrill that comes with waiting for a special online purchase to arrive. Each day brings with it the hope that we’ll receive what we’ve ordered (even…

Familiar Strangers

We knew one another from high school, we were familiar strangers. This past year we reconnected, and with the air clear of the perplexing politics of secondary school, we had the opportunity…

"Valley of Tears" confronts familiar tragedies

Valley of Tears nears the end of its second episode with female soldiers in the back of a truck singing Naomi Sheir’s “The Eucalyptus Grove” as they’re driven out of the Golan…

Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah, you have no nice Sweaterkkah

Every time I look at an ugly Hanukkah sweater all I see is Christmas. If the very design of an ugly Hanukkah sweater is: failing to emulate the Ugly Christmas sweater aesthetic,…

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