HERE presents a new devised theater piece about Jewish women in America exploring their relationship to their Judaism. More…
The project is an interdisciplinary work that uses performance as a way to interrogate Jewish identity today by looking to the past and confronting the future. A group of six female-identified artists explore their personal history to present a collage of varied perspectives on what it means to be perennially in-between: in the intersection of tradition and modernity, power, and oppression.
"Honest and unflinching...It was all beautifully written, sometimes very raw, sometimes hopeful, even humorous. The six women were a perfect ensemble, working together seamlessly and almost as one being on the stage. The abstract movement and violin music added wonderfully to the piece...The two paired brilliantly with the stories, varying themselves in tone and emotion...A piece of theatre that truly used the form to its utmost potential." Full Review
"In just 75 minutes, the Jewish Women Project's 'Between the Threads' reveals a treasure trove of Jewish culture, lore, feminine wisdom and history. The seven women who together have written and staged 'Between the Threads' have created a tight-knit work full of love, drama, humor and truth, a tapestry of interwoven wisdom tapping into the experiences of all the women involved." Full Review
"Superb...The women make direct eye contact with the audience, reaching out for catharsis, and it’s easy to respond to them as they lay their feelings bare with humor and intelligence. In some way they recall Tevye's daugthers...trying to find their place in Judaism and the world outside. It’s no simple task; it might be a matrilineal religion, but it’s still men who call the shots..The women are joyous and happy even as they grapple with disturbing aspects of their religion." Full Review
See it if you care about feminism and identity questions. You enjoy a refreshing take on the plurality of Judaism
Don't see it if you need elaborate stating and production. You have no tolerance for any form of identity politics
See it if you like stories about women and theatre that mixes movement, songs, music. You don't have to be Jewish to relate to this piece.
Don't see it if you want a traditional play or linear story.
See it if if you are interested in Jewish women's experiences from different countries and gender discrimination within the Jewish community
Don't see it if you aren't interested in a contemporary take on women's connection to their Jewish heritage
See it if You like the idea of exploring your roots, Jewish or other...like small, intimate productions. Are interested in history of jewish culture.
Don't see it if you need a linear plot, like big productions, are not interested in Jewish cultural and religious themes (altho I believe they are universal
See it if You are interested in lives of Jewish (or any other) women (or people) of various backgrounds
Don't see it if You have no interest in how people's backgrounds influence their lives
See it if How Jewishness affects these women’s living in nowadays world; non-linear story telling; beautiful violin accompaniment;
Don't see it if You are not interested in Jewish women’s story; you prefer something fast and exciting
See it if you have an interest in the lives of young Jewish women. This delightful show deals with the diaspora, sexism & family issues. Quite moving.
Don't see it if If you have no interest in Jewish issues, or are not interested in seeing a play that only has female cast members.
See it if you would enjoy learning of the challenges and joys of young Jewish women in today's society. Good vignettes from various backgrounds.
Don't see it if you are looking for a play with a story. This is more performance art based on true experiences. Some talk is fast and soft thereby unheard.
See it if You are interested in modern Jewish women and how their religion and faith affect their lives.
Don't see it if You want a show with a story arc, or are not interested in the lives of Jewish women, or are uncomfortable being in a small basement theatre
See it if You enjoy works-in-progress that combine music & movement. You're interested in women's identity issues. Talented cast, some moving moments.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big, glitzy polished piece of writing. The individual moments don't add up here . . . maybe someday, with good editing
See it if You'd like a melange of stories & song re Jewish women's lives.This show sprung from cast exp. and nicely distills the cultural history.
Don't see it if Not sure a non-Jewish audience would appreciate. No plot & as lovely as cast is, there's a self-consciousness which doesn't always work.
See it if a program of well choreographed singing, dancing & spitfire factoids is your kind of evening. The young, attractive performers work hard.
Don't see it if you expect deep insight or revelations. The script is offers a lot of information about Judaism in all its forms but lacks intimacy.
See it if The actors ae talented and refer to common Jewish experiences You want to see unusual material handled in unorthodox way
Don't see it if You want a strong narrative thread. This show consists of “bits,” which although familiar, do not provide insight.
See it if you are interested in hearing about the experiences of a group of modern, Jewish women who have devised a play from their personal stories.
Don't see it if You want a coherent, linear story or a show that offers depth of perception abt what their Judaism means to them. Sorry, I wanted to like it
See it if You enjoy non-linear plays. The title accurately describes the play. It is threads of plot and dialogue trying to knit a whole.
Don't see it if If you prefer plots that have a beginning, middle and end. This skips all over the place and is hard to follow. Musician drowns out voices !
See it if you would like to see a noble, yet unsuccessful, panorama of Jewish women through history.
Don't see it if you wish to see a well crafted projecting the challenges of Jewish Women through history.
See it if You are interested in a contemporary exploration of Jewish identity, reflections on family, history, ancestors, coming of age, etc.
Don't see it if Some parts deal with heavy subject matter and trauma, don’t see if you’re not prepared to handle that.
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