Written by Rabbi Lynne Appel & Ronda Spinak
Directed by Eve Brandstein
Assistant Producer: Barbara Koletsky
Associate Producers: Susie Yuré & Rose Ziff
The play is set today, and yesterday, in real time and in memory.
All words have been culled from transcripts of extensive interviews from 18 Los Angeles women rabbis, and are spoken nearly verbatim by professional actors.
The rabbis portrayed tonight have been divided into three groups, Near-Retirement, Mid-Career and Recently-Ordained. Each actress will play the part of several rabbis within each grouping.
Thank you to the eighteen Los Angeles rabbis who shared their lives with us and invited us into their hearts:
Rabbi Toba August, Rabbi Anne Brener, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Rabbi Rebecca Dubowe, Rabbi Denise Eger, Rabbi Karen Fox, Rabbi Laura Geller, Rabbi Miriyam Glazer, Rabbi Rochelle Kamins, Rabbi Lynne Appel, Rabbi Zoe Klein, Rabbi Susan Laemmle, Rabbi Naomi Levy, Rabbi Sheryl Lewart, Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh, Rabbi Debra Ornstein, Rabbi Cheryl Peretz, and Rabbi Elianna Yolkut. We are blessed.
Stories From the Fringe: Women Rabbis, Revealed! is a commission of Jewish Women’s Theatre and was first presented in the At-Homes May Salon, 2010.