Hear Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist
and writer of The Value of One Sonia Nazario on the JWT Podcast


Chutzpah & Salsa

May 15 – 24, 2016

Stories, poems and songs written by Latino Jews, reveal funny, poignant, and pivotal moments in their lives.



Adapted, Curated & Produced by Ronda Spinak
Produced by Suzanna Kaplan
Directed by Susan Morgenstern
Dramaturge Lisa Rosenbaum
South Bay Producer Liz Altman
Associate Producers Barbara Koletsky, Susie Yuré, Rose Ziff

WELCOME – Ronda Spinak, JWT Artistic Director

Musical Summons of Cast
Violin by Marnina Wirtschafter. Performed by ensemble.

Our Table – Adapted from the blog Challa-peño
Written by Susan Schmidt.  Performed by Christopher Callen.

Yes, I Am
Written by Ivonne Saed.  Performed by Rachael Hip-Flores and Chris Triana (or Sean Topps).

Can’t Take the Mexi Out of the Jew – A Commission of Jewish Women’s Theatre
Written and performed by Erika Sabel Flores.

Gotlib, Bombero – Adapted from Far from My Mother’s Home (Floricanto Press)
Written by Barbara Mujica.  Performed by Chris Triana (or Sean Topps), Christopher Callen, and Marnina Wirtschafter.

The Value of One
Written by Sonia Nazario.  Performed by Rachael Hip-Flores.

The Ferreteria in Caracas
Written by Deborah Benaim.  Performed by Marnina Wirtschafter.

Hablando el Mismo Idioma (Speaking the Same Language)
Written by Ariel Lipski. Performed by Chris Triana (or Sean Topps) and Marnina Wirtschafter.

Kind of an Orphan
Written by Ana Nogales.  Performed by Christopher Callen and Chris Triana (or Sean Topps).

The Convert
Written by Yosely Tannenbaum.  Performed by Rachael Hip-Flores.

Learning to Howl
Written by Deborah Silberstein Shkurovich. Performed by Erika Sabel Flores and Marnina Wirtschafter.

Written by Maureen Rubin as told by JoLynn Pineda Brock. Performed by Marnina Wirtschafter.

In the Absence of Love – Adapted from The House of Memory (The Feminist Press)
Written by Ruth Behar. Performed by Christopher Callen.