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The Mikveh Monologues
by Anita Diamant & Janet Buchwald
In Partnership with The Minnesota Community Mikveh Initiative
Limited Run: August 21 - 25, 2019
Miriam Schwartz in her Directorial Debut
These dramatic readings will take place at various locations.
Heal. Reflect. Renew.
A contemporary collection of inspiring monologues shares the transformative experience of the modern mikveh, a Jewish ritual bath re-imagined for modern use. This special project, in partnership with The Minnesota Community Mikveh Initiative, presents dramatic readings of women and men who have immersed in the living waters of the mikveh for healing, reflection, and revitalization. Following the readings, there will be a break for refreshments and a discussion led by Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker.
The Mikveh Monologues (© 2008 Mayyim Hayyim) was created in 2004 - 2005 by internationally acclaimed author Anita Diamant and director Janet Buchwald. The play is based on interviews with men, women and children who marked a personal life transition by immersing in a mikveh.
Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula Brody & Family Education Center is a threshold into Jewish life—a place where 21st century Jews can explore the ancient ritual of immersion as a means of spiritual renewal. More information can be found at www.mayyimhayyim.org.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.