You Call This Love?

March 22-24, 2010

THE PROGRAM

Produced by Ronda Spinak
Associate Producers Deena Novak & Abby Freeman
Directed by Deborah LaVine

Welcome
Ronda Spinak, Producing Artistic Director

Blessing – Hands
Written and performed by Sarah Alonim Barash
Directed by Andrea Wagner

Art Talk
Performance and Fine Artist Doni Silver Simons

Grandparents & Parents

On Shabbat She Dances in the Candle
Written by Marge Percy
Performed by Patty Cornell

Papa, Can You Hear Me?
Written by Marilyn and Alan Bergman and Michel LeGrand
Performed by Ilene Graff

Loves and Lovers

I’m in Love with Chekov
Written and performed by Carol Schlanger

Chapel of Love
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
Performed by Ilene Graff

House of Breath
Written by Marge Percy
Performed by Patty Cornell

Dear Metropolitan Diary
Written by Lynne Himelstein
Performed by Ilene Graff

Children

A Mother’s Prayer
Written by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Performed by Ilene Graff

Fissshhhh
Written by Jennifer Maisel
Performed by Patty Cornell, Robert Trebor, Brynn Chamblee, Kate Rylie

The Holy One

God, My Lover
Created by Ronda Spinak
From the Doc Film, On The Fringe, Courtesy of SixThirteen Productions

Our Loves and Ourselves

Six Pints Haagen Dazs
Written and Performed by Monica Piper
Commissioned by Jewish Women’s Theatre – WORLD PREMIERE

Jewish Women Love
Created by Ronda Spinak, Rabbi Lynne Kern and Lucas Lee Graham
Produced by SixThirteen Productions; Commissioned by Jewish Women’s Theatre

Intermission
Q&A with Artists
Share Your Voice, Make Your Mark

ARTIST BIOS

SARAH ALONIM BARASH (Writer/Performer, Blessing–Hands) is the Poet-in-Residence for her beloved Lev Eshai, a jouous community of Jewish women engaged in prayer, study and spiritual growth. She has read her work for Craig Taubman’s One Shabbat Morning, and is currently and blessedly in the process of completing her novel, Faithful Beyond Measure, a novel of love and redemption. Although Sarah wears a bathing suit exceedingly well she still regrets that, try as she may, she remains unable to juggle three balls in the air at one time.
BRYNN CHAMBLEE (Rachel, Fissshhhh) began acting at age 7 in Atlanta, performing in numerous plays and musicals, as well as a tv pilot, Girl Tech Network. Since arriving in LA, she has appeared on Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, in many short films, and hosted Cosmo Girl magazine’s teen webisodes, Ouch! Embarrassing Stories. Additionally, she has appeared at the LA Improv with Standing Tall Comedy Kids and Teens, directed by Joey Paul Jensen. She is a trained singer and dancer. Brynn is represented by Bill Naoum at Commercial Talent Youth.
PATTY CORNELL (Anne, Fissshhhh) most recently acted in Jennifer Maisel’s web series Faux Baby, and the indie short Cranky Puss. Indie Features include: Bob Funk (with Grace Zabriski and Rachel Leigh Cook), Happy Is Not hard to Be, and Vampire Clan (Netflix it!). Indie Shorts include: the multiple award winning short film Chekhov’s Gun directed by Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Victor Fanucchi, Goodnight Vagina (with Cheryl Hines), and the trailer for Amreeka. LA stage credits include Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, Ghost Road Company, Overtone, Orphean Circus, Evidence Room and others. NYC credits include The Workhouse Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Naked Angels, and the Long Wharf in New Haven.
ABBY FREEMAN (Associate Producer) is a classically-trained actress who studied at the Tisch School of Arts at New Yor