Shiksa, Staged Reading, Feb. 28, by donation



Work in Progress
A Staged Reading

Thursday Feb 28 @ 5pm

Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre at the JCC
950 West 41st Avenue

Donation at door

Miles Nadal JCC, Chutzpah! and Touchstone theatre are thrilled to present Between Stages – a staged reading of the Winner of the 2012 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. The 2011 winner, Daniel Karasik’s Haunted, is being premiered at this year’s Chutzpah!, and Between Stages gives you a glimpse of the competition’s next big find.

The 2012 winning play is Shiksa, by Winnipeg playwright Cairn Moore, which follows Zack’s struggle to choose between the love of his parents and the love of his life after his parents discover he has secretly married a shiksa! Zack’s father declares his son dead, while Zack’s mother goes on a crusade of her own. As Zack moves farther away from his family, the shiksa finds solace in the most unlikely of places.

The reading’s cast of local professional actors will be directed by Touchstone Theatre’s Artistic Director, Katrina Dunn. Admission is pay what you can at the door.

About Cairn Moore:

Cairn is a director and playwright. She also teaches performance at the University of Winnipeg. Under the expert mentorship of Governor General Award-winning playwright, Vern Thiessen, Cairn’s third play Shiksa was also featured in FemFest 2010. Cairn has also edited Generation NeXXt, a scene book anthology for young female actors, published by Scirrocco Drama. Over the last year, Cairn and a team of artists have been going inside women’s prisons in Manitoba and Edmonton. Jail Baby, co-written with Hope McIntyre, is currently in development. Cairn continues to embrace her duties as Associate Artistic Director of FemFest.

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