Written by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum
Directed by Susan Morgenstern
Produced and Developed by Ronda Spinak
Musical Arrangement by Noreen Green
with performances by
The Braid and the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Chamber Players
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Seven actors and five musicians share powerful stories of stringed instruments that miraculously survived the Holocaust, and of the family that brought them back to life.
Stories from the Violins of Hope is based on my conversations with the remarkable Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein, and my research about the individual violins he, his father, and his son restored. I was so moved by the Weinstein family’s love for violins over three generations, from Lithuania to Tel Aviv. Their devotion to rescuing and restoring Holocaust instruments and giving them back to the world is a story that begged to be told.
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Live Zoom Performance Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 PST
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Media Contact: Maureen@the-braid.org
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It is my honor and pleasure to be a part of The Braid (formerly known as Jewish Women's Theatre) as a writer, dramaturg, program developer, and Advisory Board member. The Braid was founded in Los Angeles 13 years ago by its Artistic Director, Ronda Spinak. She conceived a "Salon Theater" of original, cutting edge dramatic writings by, or about Jewish women, and sometimes men. It would present the untold stories of our diversity - culturally, sexually, religiously, linguistically, socially, ethnically.... The shows, crafted from submissions or adaptations, are performed by professional actors - without sets or costumes.
Each season's three productions have a theme. Some relate specifically to Jewishness - like the modern midrashes (interpretations) of biblical stories in Eden According to Eve, Unknown Stories of Biblical Proportion, and Crossing Our Red Sea. Other shows have asked, what is it like to be a Mash-Up Jew in America? Jews of Color told us in True Colors, Persian women told us in Saffron and Rosewater, Russians told us in Past & Present, Latino women told us in Chutzpah and Salsa. There are shows where we just throw out an idea and see what writers come up with - like Uncuffed, The Moment You Knew, or Sex, Lies and Virtual Relationships.. The shows then go on to other venues and cities.
I develop programming and moderate our events for Sunday Morning With The Braid. We explore the work of Jewish women and men in any number of field– entrepreneurs, politicians, journalists, people in all walks of entertainment. What makes them unusual is that we pair each of these conversations with an original short dramatic piece that speaks to the subject. It's fun to produce, and always interesting.
for upcoming events visit: https://the-braid.org/sunday-morning-with-the-braid/
have a look at some of our past events to get an idea: https://the-braid.org/past-events/
I also hunt for possible new classes, talks, films, etc. Got something interesting to offer? Get in touch! You can visit on Facebook and at the JWT website. Come see a show. Submit your writing. We read it all! Email me here or go to: the-braid.org