All stories by Anndee Hochman on BroadwayStars

Friday, April 9, 2021

When we can’t meet in person, do we need a shorthand for our identity? by Anndee Hochman

It’s hard enough to navigate our identities IRL. What happens when we’re reduced to a Zoom box or other distanced communication? Anndee Hochman considers.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

After a year of pandemic life, how do we measure the distance between then and now? by Anndee Hochman

How have we weathered the last year? Let us count the ways. Births. Zooms. Funerals. The hugs we missed. Anndee Hochman is still realizing that anything can happen.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

‘A Cartography of Home’ by Hayden Saunier by Anndee Hochman

A new poetry collection from Hayden Saunier weaves Pennsylvania’s natural world with its mini-marts and hotels, exploring possibility, loss, compound perspectives, and calls to customer se…

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

What happens when the stress of the pandemic leads to a surprising yes? by Anndee Hochman

Plan and lead a family bat mitzvah in four days? Anndee Hochman is a writer, not a rabbi, but something about the COVID-19 pandemic made her say yes to her cousin's request.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Here’s how my Jewish great-grandparents’ Philly bakery lives in me today by Anndee Hochman

While braiding and baking the Friday challah, Anndee Hochman imagines her great-grandmother’s journey from Russia. What did she carry with her? Are those things alive today?

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Monday, July 27, 2020

Deep in the pandemic, can a neighborhood’s character survive? by Anndee Hochman

Before a virus turned the world upside down, Anndee Hochman was a familiar figure to her neighbors, walking Germantown Avenue. What has changed? What is perennial, even in a pandemic?

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Monday, May 25, 2020

Even in a pandemic, there are some questions only storytellers can answer by Anndee Hochman

Stephen King wrote ‘The Stand’ and Camus wrote ‘The Plague.’ They’re not the first or the last to mine rampant sickness for human meaning. Anndee Hochman wonders how our storytelle…

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

When disaster is about to strike, is it a gift not to know? by Anndee Hochman

What were you doing in mid-March, when the realization that this pandemic was going to derail the world hit you? Was it like other moments before disaster struck? Anndee Hochman considers.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Here’s what happened in my 2nd-grade classroom as COVID-19 became a pandemic by Anndee Hochman

“We’re not closing,” a local K-5 principal told teaching writer-in-residence Anndee Hochman. But things changed more quickly than anyone could believe.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

A Barnard College parent in Philly grapples with the death of Tessa Majors by Anndee Hochman

News of a fatal stabbing in Morningside Park rocked Anndee Hochman’s family—her own daughter is a classmate of the victim. How do parents and their children cope with the nightmare of vi…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Theater of Witness presents ‘Walk in My Shoes’ by Anndee Hochman

Theater of Witness filmed a performance of their testimonial performance work 'Walk in My Shoes,' and the exploration of racism and violence proved a revelation. Anndee Hochman reviews.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Finding solidarity onstage and on the page by Anndee Hochman

When Anndee Hochman found herself looking for inspiration, she turned to poetry and plays to get her going. It worked.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Teens, Trump, and Shakespeare in Clark Park’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ by Anndee Hochman

It's summer Shakespeare season, and Anndee Hochman asks why we keep turning to the bard. She also thinks she knows the answer.

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