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Into the Absurd: A Virtually Existential Dinner Conversation

Join Tina Brock, the IRC's Producing Artistic Director, for a weekly virtual dinner conversation, where she'll share the table with creators in the community and around the country. Saturdays at 5 pm, we'll dig into the Who, What, When, Where and Why of the existential challenges we face as artists and creators, illuminating the people and the stories in our backyard and beyond. At the IRC, We Bring Good Nothingness to Life. 50 minutes, a new perspective each week. Zooming, Facebook Live! + past dinners in IRC's You Tube Page. We hope to see you at the virtual table of life until we eat again!

Live every Saturday at 5 pm through 2020.


Saturday, November 28th
5:00 pm

or Join us on Facebook Live! Registration closes at 3 pm on Saturday

Guest: Josh Blakesley, Founder, Executive Director, The Welcome Project PA

Josh grew up in the Midwest before completing a B.A. in Theatre at Northwestern College [IA] and a Masters of Divinity [M.Div.] at Princeton Theological Seminary [NJ]. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ [UCC], Josh has lived and worked in Iowa, Philadelphia, Hawai’i, Mexico, and Michigan. Currently, he is Pastor of Love In Action UCC, an open and affirming congregation featured in a Vox Media episode of Divided States of Women with Liz Plank and in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Josh has 20+ years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in various intra and interfaith settings. Josh is a fellow of Interfaith Philadelphia, designing and coordinating HS and University student groups for interfaith immersion service-learning weeks, called “Alternative Break Interfaith Encounters.” Josh also co-facilitates “How to be an Interfaith Ally” trainings for Philly Peace Day and recently, in Toronto at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He also performs regularly with the dinner theatre company, Without a Cue Productions, and has developed theatre arts curriculum for use in religious and secular settings. In 2019 Josh founded The Welcome Project PA [WPPA], a community-based non-profit that serves marginalized communities, such as LGBT+ people, recent immigrants, and vulnerable faith communities. Josh also enjoys playing basketball, strumming on the guitar, traveling, learning languages, or making strange and funny faces. He lives in Center City Philly with his life and laugh partner María Elena.


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Sep 19 - Dec 26, 2020
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