Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
Outed | The Braid
A Jewish-American academic writing a book on the Nuremberg trials wins a Fulbright Fellowship and, much to the dismay of her family, decides to spend a year researching and teaching in Heidelberg. Once in Germany, given the topic of her research, she does not broadcast her religion. But on a weekend trip to the countryside, she meets a German professor of American literature who figures out that she’s Jewish. Noting that Goebbels, the “ultimate Nazi,” earned his PhD at the same University where she, a Jew, is now teaching, he is overcome with emotion. The heartfelt conversation that follows is profound, unforgettable, and influences her future in surprising ways.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
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A female rabbinical student working as a chaplain is called to support a Jewish family whose father has just died. When she enters the hospital room, she is greeted by a sea of long skirts and bearded Jewish men who certainly weren’t expecting a young woman to be with them during this time. Reluc...
Not in a Million Years | The Braid
Screenwriter and playwright Arlene Sarner is the type who holds grudges, especially against her ex-husband, who embroils her in a five-year custody battle over her two sons. Her husband wins the boys’ affections with his limousines, rock-star friends, and relaxed attitude about homework. Arlene i...
Old Friends | The Braid
A happily married wife, mother, and grandmother receives a surprise Facebook message from her first love, a boy who mercilessly dumped her in high school in Mexico because she was “a Jew, and she killed God’s only son.” Devastated, she spent the next several years wishing every bad thing in the u...