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Morgan Bassichis

Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer who has been described as “fiercely hilarious” by The New Yorker. Their work often uses humor, music, and popular education to activate lineages of Jewish anti-zionist thought and queer radicalism.

Morgan Bassichis’ (born 1983 in Newton, Massachusetts; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) exhibition More Little Ditties was co-presented by the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Their recent performances include A Crowded Field (Abrons Arts Center, 2023), Questions to Ask Beforehand (Bridget Donahue, 2022), Don’t Rain on My Bat Mitzvah (co-created with Ira Khonen Temple, Creative Time, 2021), Nibbling the Hand That Feeds Me (the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2019), and Klezmer for Beginners (co-created with Ethan Philbrick, Abrons Arts Center, 2019). Morgan wrote the introduction to the 2019 Nightboat Books edition of 1977 cult classic, The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions, and is the author of The Odd Years and co-editor with Jay Saper and Rachel Valinsky of Questions to Ask Before Your Bat Mitzvah, both published by Wendy’s Subway. Morgan has released two albums: March is for Marches with Ethan Philbrick (Triple Canopy, 2019) and More Protest Songs! Live From St. Mark’s Church (Danspace Project, 2018). They were last in Marfa in 2021 as part of a residency at Ballroom Marfa with artist DonChristian Jones organized by Daisy Nam.