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WHAT IS SALON THEATRE?

Salon Theatre reinvents Jewish theater by putting a contemporary spin on the centuries old tradition of Jewish women hosting salons.

Salon Theatre is a thematically driven evening of theatrical entertainment in which professional actors in intimate settings perform contemporary stories.  At-Homes Salon Theatre evenings may include stories, plays, poetry, music, humorous monologues, an adaption of literary material, fine art, and dance, followed by lively discussion…and, of course, food.  Shows may be performed in homes, synagogues, museums, art galleries, universities, JCCs, Jewish organizations, prisons and more!

Salons originated in France as a way to explore counterculture unacceptable to those in power.  During the Age of Enlightenment, Jewish women embraced this convention with gusto, hosting some of the most prominent music, literary and art salons of the day.  Today The Braid reinvents the Salon model to provide an outlet to debunk harmful and dangerous stereotypes of the Jewish people and to offer up a platform for Jews to see that which unifies rather than divides.

PAST SHOWS

2020 — 2021 Season

Persian Sunrise American Sunset

June 19-28, 2021 (ZOOM)

The Rest Is History

May 15, 18, 20, & 24, 2021 (ZOOM)

Family Matters

March 6, 17, 11, & 15, 2021 (ZOOM)

Who’s Hiding Now?

February 27, 2021 (ZOOM)

Stories from The Violins of Hope

January 31, February 21, April 7-8, May 19, 2021

AHA! Moment

January 9, 10, 14, & 18, 2021 (ZOOM)

2019 — 2020 Season

For Goodness Sake

July 19, 23, 25, 27 & August 5, 2020 (ZOOM)

Sex, Addiction & Love in the 21st Century

June 27, 28, 29, 2020 (ZOOM)

Mapping of the Mind

January 18 – Feb.4, 2020

The Wendy Chronicles

From Jewish Women’s Theatre and Pop-Up Playhouse
Jan. 5 & 12, 2020

A Very Happy Goyisha Hanukkah!

December 15 & 16, 2019

Living After

October 26-27, 2019

2018 — 19 Season

The Way Home

June 8 – 18, 2019

True Colors

May 4-21, 2019
June 24-30, 2019

It’s A Life

March 9 – 28, 2019

Family Secrets

January 19 – February 12, 2019