13th Street Repertory Company presents a solo show based on interviews with children who survived the Holocaust, who share their stories for the first time. More…
Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play. How do cataclysmic global events affect individuals? 'Silent Witnesses' paints a portrait of human resilience as seen through the eyes of children, infused with the wisdom of the adults they’ve become.
for a previous production "A performance so believable, the audience begins to question how she transforms from one character to the next so swiftly and flawlessly...'Silent Witnesses' goes to great lengths to deliver a potent story about a difficult subject without a bitter aftertaste. Satie brings together the perfect mix of drama and truth, making 'Silent Witnesses' a personal and hopeful story tied to the Holocaust, but not defined by it." Full Review
for a previous production "Writer/performer Stephanie Satie gives voice to four extraordinary women in her award-winning solo play...What we learn is that when your survival is on the line there is no way to judge what behavior people undertake to save themselves since there is no way any of us can know what we would do to save ourselves in the moment until it happens. And the ghosts who live within these women will chill your soul." Full Review
for a previous production "A genuinely humanizing, beautiful and hopeful amalgamation...Morphing into each character with impeccable craft she brings to life four heartbreaking yet incredibly inspiring realities. Not ghastly in any way, 'Silent Witnesses' is smart and uncommonly warm...My only only disappointment with 'Silent Witnesses' is not having a resolution with the therapist’s character with her personal history and family...Ms. Satie is a brilliant storyteller." Full Review
for a previous production "A modest and compassionate solo work based on interviews and conversations with child survivors of the Holocaust...Satie doesn't bring these women to life much beyond their childhood tales. But the respectful way she communicates what they lived through is perfectly measured. Sentimental flourishes are banished in Anita Khanzadian's simple and direct staging. These witnesses are witnessed with quiet love." Full Review
for a previous production "The material is intrinsically powerful, and Satie’s wonderfully intimate and heartfelt performance creates the sense that we’re actually in the presence of the women whose lives she’s describing...One might wish that the play better connected its stories to the burgeoning anti-Semitism of the present -- but as a collection of character portraits, the piece is both moving and engaging." Full Review
See it if Very well written mono-drama that gives voice to child survivors of the Holocaust. Harsh stories, told in engaging and entertaining play.
Don't see it if You cannot deal with sad truths or want only fluffy entertainment. Otherwise, a very important show that we all should see.
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