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Between The Threads (Jewish Women Project)

From 35 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Confusing, Resonant

About the show

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. 


Member Reviews (35)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing, Confusing, Resonant

79
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Refreshing, Clever

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.

70
Complex, Varied, Informational, Beautiful ensemble work, Lacks depth

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.

74
Absorbing, Pleasing cast, Serviceable staging/set, Lovely violin music, Poignant

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.

83
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if If you like unconventional storytelling told by a talented cast of women.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward script with full sets,

77
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Confusing, Relatable

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

80
Absorbing, Profound, Slow, Thought-provoking

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

79
Delightful, Refreshing, Resonant, Ambitious, Great acting

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.

75
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Refreshing, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in theater that's experimental, personally-driven, and Jewish.

Don't see it if you want a [strong] story line.

81
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Good performances

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

84
Delightful, Absorbing, Quirky, Refreshing, Resonant

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

90
Great singing, Profound, Absorbing

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

70
Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Edgy, Ambitious

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.

90
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

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.

75
In progress, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Unfocused, Moving

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

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You enjoy Jewish history and appreciate women

Don't see it if You don't want to reflect on an interesting theatre experience

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever

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

75
Ambitious, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Jewish themed experiences. And historical references.

Don't see it if You wAnt a beginning middle and end. Not traditional play

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if Der it if you are all about smart, strong, and courageous women, multi generational

Don't see it if Don’t see if you are not interested in important subject matter regarding women

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You love strong female actors on stage, exploring the topic of their Jewish identity and their female identity.

Don't see it if You want easy, predictable fare

85
Funny, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

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.

During previews
75
Slow, Ambitious, Confusing, Resonant

See it if You are particularly interested in the history of women specifically Jewish women.

Don't see it if You are looking for easy entertainment.

During previews
70
Creative acting and choreography, Personal stories, Original live music, Interesting and informative

See it if 6 Jewish women explore threads of their religious & cultural roots, the affects on them now, and hopes for honoring that story in the future

Don't see it if You are unable to have sympathy for and see life from the perspective of minority women who have a history of oppression and injustice.

During previews
74
Confusing, Enchanting, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're Jewish, particularly if you're a Jewish woman, and you're interested in your experiences.

Don't see it if I'm not going to say you shouldn't see it if you're not Jewish, because I saw it and enjoyed it, but I missed a lot of it.

During previews
82
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in Jewish heritage, how time and new countries impact on "tradition." Why to we run from and cling to traditions.

Don't see it if Non of the above appeals to you. You are not interested in religion as part of life, yours or any one else's.

During previews
81
Absorbing, Relevant, Slow

See it if dicussion, contemplation and familial story-telling from (various) Jewish/Female roots. Told through an ensemble of engaging young women.

Don't see it if you don't like spoken word, audio recordings, music and movement used to express story, rather than a linear book.

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January 25th, 2019
"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 ta...
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February 21st, 2019
"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 ...
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"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...
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