August 17 - 31, 2016
by Iris Bahr
Directed by Warren C. Bowles
A Solo Performance With
"the play has a literal and figurative jolt that’s undeniable." -New York Times
Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of ten vibrant characters in a Tel Aviv café before a bombing. The honesty of the characters and their voices reveals the humanity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Please note: this production contains strong language and very loud sound effects.
Thursday, August 25: DAI in Context: a Panel Discussion
Sunday, August 28: Meet the Artists of DAI
Meet the Artists
Miriam Schwartz is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. She is thrilled to be working again with MJTC where she was previously seen as Daphna in Bad Jews, Dr. Ruth in Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jessica in Jericho, and Ayelet in Handle With Care. Other theater credits include Walking Shadow Theatre Company (Gabriel), 7th House Theater (Cinephillia), Workhaus Collective (Homegrown, The Hollow), Guthrie Theater (Born Yesterday), and Theatre Forever (The Brutes), as well as roles including Sonya in Uncle Vanya, Jenny in In Game or Real, and multiple roles in Clandestino. Deep thanks to Warren, Barbara, Jennifer, her endlessly supportive family, and Steve.
Meet the Production Team
Warren Bowles (Director) previously directed The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Jericho and Photograph 51 at MJTC. He has more than 40 years of experience as an actor, director, fight choreographer, and playwright at Mixed Blood Theatre and other theaters across the country. Directing credits include Park Square Theatre, San Diego Public Theatre, Theatre L’Homme Dieu, Interact, Southwest State University, Augsburg College, and others. In 2004, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak proclaimed a "Warren Caesar Bowles Day." Warren is a recipient of a 2005 McKnight Fellowship for Theater Artists.
Michael Hoover (Scenic Design) returns to MJTC having designed Bad Jews, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Twenty-Seventh Man, Jericho, and Stars of David. Michael designs sets locally, including Juno and the Paycock (co-designer) and Choir Boy at Guthrie Theater. Other stage design credits include Park Square Theatre, History Theatre, Theater Latté Da, and Torch Theater. In addition to his freelance career as a scenic designer, Michael is on staff as the Lead Scenic Artist at Guthrie Theater.
Liz Josheff Busa (Costume and Properties Design) previously designed Bad Jews, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jericho and Stars of David for MJTC. As well as being a freelance designer, she is a Red Eye Theater company member where she has collaborated on over 40 productions. Her theater work includes costume, set, and projection design. In addition, she has designed for film and television, and has worked in arts education as a teaching artist.
Paul Epton (Lighting Design) discovered theater lighting at Carleton College and was an award-winning designer in Detroit. Now living in the Twin Cities, he designs regularly for MJTC (since 1995, including Stars of David, My Name is Asher Lev, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, Old Wicked Songs), Mixed Blood Theatre (In the Time of the Butterflies, Ruined), and Off-Leash Area (Maggie’s Brain, Psst!), among others. This fall, he’ll be touring Love in the Time of Cholera with Mixed Blood.
Anita Kelling (Sound Design) graduated from the University of MN in 2010 with a BA in Theatre Arts. Previous MJTC designs include The Chanukah Guest, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Handle with Care, Hanukkah Lights in the Big Sky, and The Magic Dreidels. Around town, she has designed productions for Park Square Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Yellow Tree Theatre, 20% Theatre Company, COLLIDE Theatrical Dance, Theatre Unbound, Freshwater Theatre, Theatre in the Round, Chameleon Theatre Circle, and the Sabes JCC Theatre.
Jennifer Cha (Stage Manager) most recently served as the Stage Manager for will you still love me, tomorrow at RED EYE Theater. She was ASM for Bloomington Civic Theatre’s Guys and Dolls and has stage managed at Metro State University where she earned her B.A. in Theater. Acting credits include Marisol at Metro State, Titanic, The Musical at Second Stage Theater Company, as well as several plays at Normandale Community College, where she earned her A.F.A. in Theatre Performance.