Minnesota Jewish Theatre Spreads Healing Energy Through “The Mikveh Monologues”


Image courtesy of Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company.

Miriam Schwartz is a gifted Twin Cities actress making her directorial debut with Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s The Mikveh Monologues by Anita Diamant and Janet Buchwald. A mikveh refers to a Jewish ritual bath which the writers have re-imagined in terms of theatrical experience. The piece performs at various metro locations with four first-rate acting talents: Rachel Austin, Ryan London Levin, Charles Numrich, and Laura Stearns.

Schwartz shares, “For me, this piece is about connecting ancient Jewish tradition with contemporary voices and experiences. This is so much of what my own experience of being a young Jewish woman has been about: in what ways can rituals enrich my life and connect me to a culture that I feel is integral to who I am and how I see the world? Immersion in the mikveh has long symbolized healing, and renewal, and the stories told in this piece are authentic and powerful testimonies to its significance, in ways both expected and unexpected. As a first-time director, the opportunity to on a project with a larger social mission and personal relevance is a gift.”
The Mikveh Monologues
Various Twin Cities Locations
Aug. 21-25

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