Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
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 outsider, living on the fringe. Surviving the pitfalls of her journey through school as well as her mother’s untimely death, her single dad steps up as a true mensch. She finds love with a Ghanaian immigrant, who seals the deal with a surprise gift that melds their hearts and proves utopia might just be real on Earth after all.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
Up Next in Series 2 | "Who Are We Really?"
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.
Special | The Braid
Growing up Black and Jewish, award-winning actor, comic, writer, and beatboxer Joshua Reuben Silverstein takes us on a tour of his outrageously funny world. Sometimes an outcast and sometimes a special and exotic addition to friends’ scrapbooks of life, he opens his comedy act by announcing, “He...