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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
77
Avg Score

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.

Also This was performed beautifully, and I found all of the cast members to... Read more Read less

During previews
79
Thought-provoking, Profound, Confusing, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if if you want to explore Jewish female identity, if you want to hear beautiful music

Don't see it if if you want a plot; if you don't like dance and music; you may find it confusing if you're not Jewish

During previews
93
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in hearing about the intersections of Judaism and womanhood and hearing personal stories

Don't see it if You have an aversion to non-linear theatre

During previews
97
Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like devised theatre written and performed by a multi-talented group of women. You want to hear stories from under-represented voices

Don't see it if You don't like abstract or movement based theatre. You don't like nonlinear theatre. You like straightforward stories.

During previews
89
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great singing, Great music

See it if You want to know more about the stories of Jewish women in America, you enjoy pieces that include live music and movement

Don't see it if You don't like autobiographical theatre, you prefer pieces with straightforward narrative and characters

During previews
100
Enchanting, Intense, Relevant, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like devised, movement based work with thoughtful stories of Jewish women through time.

Don't see it if You want something entertaining where you don’t have to think about what is really happening in the world.


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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