by Daniel Thau-Eleff
A play about transitions; gender and Judaism.
Directed by Ari Weinberg Featuring: Mariam Bernstein, Alissa Watson and Liam Zarrillo
When Sam has a vision of drifting through the mechitzah (the barrier separating men and women in Orthodox synagogues) it launches a unique spiritual and religious journey.
Sam/Sholem comes out, first as transgender and then as an Orthodox Jew.
Struggling to balance family dynamics, history, activism and Talmud study, Sam wonders if, as Rabbi Nachman said, “All the world is a very narrow bridge.”
The production is set to feature local actors Liam Zarrillo in his WJT debut and Mariam Bernstein (WJT’s Becoming Dr. Ruth).