EGPS Spring Event

Living History in our Groups: Survival During Dangerous Times - Gabriela Kohen

Friday, May 19th 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm



Event Contact(s)

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th Street

The evening will include a light supper, socializing and networking

EGPS Annual Membership Business Meeting, 6:00 –7:00 PM (EVERYONE invited to attend)

Light supper, 7:00-8:00 PM

Presentation, 8:30-10:30 PM

We are living in a time of great political upheaval, where many people feel their safety and liberties threatened. The social-political context is interacting with people’s individual histories in ways which are generating anxiety and triggering traumatic wounds.

This year’s Spring Event features a performance and discussion of a critically acclaimed, autobiographical one-woman show, entitled “Decoding the Tablecloth,” written and performed by Gabriela Kohen.  Ms. Kohen portrays over two-dozen characters spanning five generations of her family, beginning with her grandmother who fled Poland in 1938 on a cargo ship bound for Argentina. From the Warsaw Ghetto to the tango halls of Argentina to 1970’s disco-infused Brooklyn, Ms. Kohen embodies her family’s experiences in the shadow of the Holocaust, as well as her own, as an immigrant growing up Jewish and Latina in New York.

The play will be followed by a discussion with the audience facilitated by Dr. Ronnie Levine. We will work together as a group to explore how these themes resonate in our present day lives and to study how we can use our groups to promote healing.


GABRIELA KOHEN, MFA, received her Masters of Fine Arts from the American Conservatory Theater. She has run drama therapy groups with survivors of domestic violence, women who have been sexually trafficked, at risk youth, psychiatric patients, and teen moms. Ms. Kohen is an advanced candidate at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, and sees patients at their consultation and referral service. She serves on the faculty of Therapeutic Arts Alliance of Manhattan.

RONNIE LEVINE, PhD, CGP, ABPP, FAGPA, is a Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice in NYC. A graduate of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, she serves on the Board of EGPS and on the faculties of the EGPS Group Training Program and The Center for Group Studies. Dr. Levine has conducted many workshops and institutes for AGPA and EGPS and has been the invited speaker for many group conferences throughout this country and internationally.  In addition to her private practice, Dr. Levine conducts ongoing training groups in Austin, TX and Boston, MA.  

For further information, please contact Spring Event Co-Chairs: Hilary Levine, PhD, CGP at or Tzachi Slonim, PhD, CGP at, or the EGPS office at or 631 385-0763.

General Information


The evening includes a light supper, socializing and networking. Everyone is invited to all parts of the evening!

  • EGPS Annual Membership Business Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Light supper, 7:00 - 8:15 PM
  • Presentation: 8:30 - 10:30 PM