Our Men Have Their Say

July 21-28, 2016

What are our men saying? Find out in this poignant show that will surely engender laughter and tears.  

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ARTIST BIOS

C.J. EHRLICH’s  (Writer) award-winning one-acts have enjoyed productions around the US and on five continents. Full lengths: The Cupcake Conspiracy   (“Terrorism Is Easy. Marriage Is Complicated” with Philip J. Kaplan), Rover Dramawerks (TX);  Zane to Gate 69 (scifi time-travel comedy), Overtime Theatre (TX), The Maltese Babka  (WCT, NY). Some favorite partners: Samuel French OOB Fest (NY), Boston Theatre Marathon (MA), Little Fish (Los Angeles), Source DC, Atlanta Theater-to-Go, Grin Theatre “Queertet” (Liverpool). Winner/Audience Choice awards include Fringe of Marin (CA), West Coast Players (FL), Bellarmine International MadThematics Fest (KY). Published: Smith & Kraus’ annual Best Ten-Minute Plays anthologies (2011-2015); Heuer, Applause (pending); The Lilac Ticket, Best American Short Plays of 2014-15. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, C.J. lists among her greatest achievements teaching her sons the fine art of the spit take. Visit at CJ-Ehrlich.com.

RABBI LEONID FELDMAN (Writer), spiritual leader of Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach, Florida, and CLAL associate, is the first and only Soviet-born Conservative rabbi in America. He is also the president of the Ami-Da Institute for training Russian Jewish leaders and senior rabbinic fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Rabbi Feldman has lectured in 37 states and 19 countries, has testified before the US Congress and Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, and addressed the California Senate and Florida House of Representatives. He has been the subject of feature articles in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Jerusalem Post, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times, Insight Magazine, and Moment, and his biography appears in a host of Who’s Whos. Rabbi Feldman has served as a scholar for the Wexner Heritage Foundation and as director of education for Soviet emigrés in Italy. He holds graduate degrees in rabbinics from the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, in education from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, in physics and theater arts from Kishinev State Pedagogical Institute in the USSR, and is a Ph.D candidate in international relations at the University of Miami.
VICKI JUDITZ (Actor/Writer) Best known in L.A. for her one-woman show Teshuvah, Return about her journey to Judaism, Juditz has performed her original stories at theaters and festivals across the country, including the National Storytelling Festival and the Aspen LAFF Festival.  Her story Boca recently aired on KCRW’s UnFictional and Dancing at Joe’s is slated for an upcoming episode of The Moth Radio Hour.  On TV, she has played comic roles on Coach, Everybody Loves Raymond, and My Name is Earl.
BARBARA KOLETSKY (Associate Producer) has most recently worked on the production side of Jewish Women’s Theatre. Prior to that, for three seasons she was responsible for catering.  Now Barbara is thrilled to be moving into stage management for JWT at The Braid.  Barbara is also the owner of RSVP Party Planning, where as an experienced party planner she has produced many events, specializing in charitable organizations but with many corporate and private clients as well. Barbara was born in New York and moved to California for a career in marketing and promotions for Polygram Records and Elektra Atlantic Corp. She regularly volunteers at the Grossman Burn Center with her service dog, Rodney.
DAVID MASELLO (Writer) is a widely published essayist, feature writer, poet, and playwright (his newest play, Poetic Justice, was chosen by New York’s Acting Studio for a series of cast readings). He is a longtime magazine editor and writer, having held senior editorial positions at Town & Country, Art & Antiques, Travel & Leisure, Departures, and other periodicals. The founding editor-in-chief of Out Traveler, he is currently executive editor of Milieu, a print magazine about design. Prior to his magazine work, he was a hardcover nonfiction editor at Simon and Schuster and has authored two books about architecture and art, as well as published in the New York Times, Salon, Boston Globe, and many other periodicals and anthologies, including Best American Essays. A frequent lecturer at universities, art foundations, and other venues on writing about art and culture, he is on the board of SAY650.com, a popular live-essay reading series where his works have been featured and filmed.  Although Manhattan is where he lives and works, he comes from Evanston, Illinois, which will always feel like home.