Sex, Lies & Virtual Relationships

March 16-23, 2014

This startling, funny, thought-provoking show examines the connect and disconnect of relationships in the age of the Internet.

PRESS

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THE PROGRAM

Produced by Ronda Spinak
Directed by Susan Morgenstern
Dramaturge Lisa Rosenbaum

Associate Producers: Susie Yure´ and Rose Ziff

Welcome ~ Ronda Spinak, JWT Artistic Director
Janis Nelson, JWT Board Chair

Connections
Written and performed by Shelly Goldstein.

I Love Facebook
Written by E. E. King. Performed by Kate Zentall.

Technobabble
Written by Jean Katz. Performed by Monica Piper or Shelly Goldstein, Graham Sibley & Abbe Meryl Feder.

Lost and Found
Written and performed by Kate Zentall.

Status Update
Written by Jamie Pachino. Performed by Abbe Meryl Feder & Graham Sibley.

Facebook Confession
Written by Julie Bram. Performed by Kate Zentall.

Navi Girl
Written for Jewish Women’s Theatre. Music & lyrics by Michele Brourman. Performed by Shelly Goldstein & Kate Zentall.

The Sky’s the Limit
Written by Elisa Wayne. Performed by Abbe Meryl Feder.

Cyber Obit
Written by Ellen Switkes. Performed by Kate Zentall & Ensemble.

Old Friends
Written by Suzanna Kaplan. Performed by Shelly Goldstein & Graham Sibley.

My Almost Night with the Mick
A Commission of JWT Written and performed by Monica Piper or Kate Zentall.

Hey, We’re Connected
A film by Ronda Spinak.

ARTIST BIOS

JULIE BRAM (Writer) is a full-time community volunteer and activist. As a founding partner of the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund, she has been blessed to work with many remarkable non-profit organizations. Her passion lies in using education and communication to effect positive change in the world. She recently chaired the Jewish World Watch 2013 Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide. Julie currently serves on several advisory committees for a wide variety of charitable causes, including the Hand In Hand schools in Israel that educate Israeli Arab and Jewish children together and Hebrew Union College – School of Non Profit Management, where she serves as chair of its mentor program. Julie is married to Steve Bram, and they have two adult children, Ben and Alanna.
MICHELE BROURMAN (Songwriter) is a Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award winner whose songs have been recorded by Olivia Newton-John, Donny Osmond, Sheena Easton, and more. Her best-known song, “My Favorite Year,” recorded by Michael Feinstein, Cleo Laine, and Margaret Whiting, has become a cabaret standard. Broadway World recently wrote: “Brourman is an unquestionably amazing talent whose music should be heard by the whole world.” She composed the score for Dangerous Beauty, produced at the Pasadena Playhouse, with lyricist Amanda McBroom. She and McBroom created the songs for sixteen animated features for Universal Studios, including the beloved Land Before Time series. Her musical I Married Wyatt Earp, with lyrics by Sheilah Rae, was produced Off-Broadway, and her songs have been featured in television and film. Michele’s CD, Fools and Little Children, is available online.
ABBE MERYL FEDER (Actor) has been called “the greatest actress of her generation” by her grandmother. Hailing from the fabulous city of New York, her television credits include Ed, Eve, CSI:NY, Pushing Daisies, and Las Vegas, as well as the recent films The Internet Date and Brahmin Bulls. When not pursuing her craft, Abbe is director of operations at IKAR. Thank you, family, friends, and especially Fitz. More information available at