All stories by Anndee Hochman on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Ways of Walking, edited by Ann de Forest by Anndee Hochman

A new anthology by Philly writer Ann de Forest explores how we walk, and where, and why that experience means such different things for different bodies. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The Roots of Educational Inequality: Philadelphia’s Germantown High School, 1907-2014, by Erika M. Kitzmiller by Anndee Hochman

We know how the story of Germantown High School ended, but how did it begin? A new book explains, and highlights the fault lines that remain in our schools today. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:26PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

Philly’s Germantown neighborhood remembers Jim Bear, the founder of G-Town Radio by Anndee Hochman

Jim Bear, a hardworking advocate for the power of accessible local media, passed away in March. His G-Town radio colleagues speak with Anndee Hochman about his legacy.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:18PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

POOL: A Social History of Segregation exhibit emerges from adversity by Anndee Hochman

POOL: A Social History of Segregation, an exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works, opens this week after having been delayed by flooding from Hurricane Ida. Anndee Hochman previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:45AM
Monday, February 14, 2022

What Walk Around Philadelphia taught me about our city’s borders—and my own by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman’s Walk Around Philadelphia began as a refuge from the first year of the pandemic, but as her route continued into 2022, she remembered that living in Philly is a lifetime of…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:29PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Poetry at Payne Tech: Finding the words that show where you’re from by Anndee Hochman

Writer Anndee Hochman makes space for poetry at a New Jersey school of technology, where students prepare for a national contest, and appreciate the masks they’re tired of wearing.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:32PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Marguerite Anglin and the future of Philadelphia public art by Anndee Hochman

The new director of public art in the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy wants more public art in the city to reflect more identities. Anndee Hochman profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:34PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Decades after childhood, is it too late to learn how to play? by Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman considers her decades-long journey of finding what it means to play, integrating play into life, and the life lessons learned from a year of "fun" prompts from friends.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:32PM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The Library Company presents Imperfect History by Anndee Hochman

For the 50th anniversary of its graphic arts collection, the Library Company looks beyond the images themselves to highlight what is missing—and why. Anndee Hochman reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:11PM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Repairing the world takes all kinds of builders, including the ones with words by Anndee Hochman

A volunteer stint repairing a Germantown row house reprises Anndee Hochman’s teenage impulse to wield a hammer in lieu of words, and reminds her that all tools can both create and destroy.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:58PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The mixologist’s daughter: raising a glass to reinvention, again by Anndee Hochman

Over the course of almost 30 years, some things change and some don’t—and Anndee Hochman, from writing to bartending and back again, learns that personal reinventions don’t have to sha…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:08PM
Monday, May 24, 2021

‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter: A Poet’s Memoir’ by Elaine Terranova by Anndee Hochman

Poet Elaina Terranova has more in common with her father than she knew. ‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter’ explores power, fear, and longing in a Philadelphia Orthodox Jewish family. Annd…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:06PM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:53PM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:58PM
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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:37PM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:28PM
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?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:28PM
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?

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:41PM
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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:53PM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:20PM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:25PM
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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:37PM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:55AM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:38PM
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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:25PM