Headlands Center for the Arts

Morgan Bassichis

new york | performance/dance
Artist in Residence Program 2020

Artist Statement

I am a performer who makes solo and collaborative work that draws on stand-up comedy, music, historical archives, collective singing, and self-help. I am particularly interested in the ways in which desire, grief, and fear are mobilized politically. Recent shows include Klezmer for Beginners (a collaboration with Ethan Philbrick at Abrons Arts Center, 2019) and The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions: The Musical (a collaboration with TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Osato, and Una Osato at the New Museum, 2017).

While at Headlands

I will continue to explore genealogies of Jewish anti-Zionism through historical research and my own writing and music practice.

Selected Works


Excerpt from Morgan Bassichis & Ethan Philbrick, Klezmer for Beginners, Abrons Arts Center, New York City; April 13, 2019; Featuring Eva Boodman (trumpet), Christina Crowder (accordion), Debra Kreisberg (clarinet), Ethan Philbrick (cello). Video by Amelia Golden.


Performance at Weirdo Night LA, organized by Dynasty Handbag, Zebulon, Los Angeles; January 7, 2018.

More Protest Songs! Recorded live at St. Mark’s Church in New York City, April 19, 2018, accompanied and arranged by Kyle Combs (percussion, vocals), Elizabeth LoPiccolo (flute, percussion, vocals), Sam Greenleaf Miller (percussion, vocals), Rhys Ziemba (bass, vocals).

March is for Marches; A collaborative yearlong improvised album with cellist Ethan Philbrick, presented by Triple Canopy.

Personal Website

http://morganbassichis.com