What happens when death and dying is a part of your workplace? How does it change you to be part of the process of dying? A Knock on the Door is a poetically assembled text, performed by the staff of a nursing home. Weaving together interviews with social workers, nurses, dieticians, housekeepers and administrators at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, the performance asks us to consider the profound effects of dying and death, both sacred and mundane, on the work force. It also challenges us to create a culture that supports everyone in the process – the residents, their families, and the staff, and eventually all of us. Music and live score by composer Coleman Zurkowski.
November 1, 2018
The Riverside Cathedral
Performed by the staff at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Reimagine 2018 Performance Commission
Presented in partnership with the Hebrew Home at Riverdale