Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
Refused No More | The Braid
Growing up in the Soviet Union, young Feldman has had no contact with his forbidden religion. Despite being a good Communist, his Jewish name dooms him to be a second- or third-class citizen. A frequent target of unkind names, beatings, and taunts, he is told he is different and does not belong. In college, he meets some refuseniks who give him a book that changes his life. His burgeoning Jewish pride leads him to action, arrest, prison, and hunger strikes. In desperation, he finds a unique way to save himself and begin his unforgettable voyage to freedom.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
Up Next in Series 2 | "Who Are We Really?"
The Men in My Life | The Braid
The daughter of a white Jewish mother and half-Black, half-Chinese father is raised without discussion of race because her mom was color blind and wanted to believe the rest of the world was too. But this utopian ideal is not the reality she experiences growing up. Instead, she feels like an ou...
Sissy Boo | The Braid
Two-time Emmy-nominated writer and award-winning comedian Debbie Kasper tells a hilarious and tender story of how her father brought home a shocking surprise when she was 12. Expecting a puppy, she instead is greeted by a teen-aged hippie who turns out to be her half-sister from a previously unk...
Who Are We Really? | The Braid
A determined daughter strives to reach her father, who suffers from severe Alzheimer’s. In a tender and touching story, the essence of the father she once knew is revealed, confirming that the man she remembers and loves is hidden somewhere inside the confused shell she now encounters.