Witness Theater: From Harmony to Horror to Hope

March 4, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

A one-time theatrical performance, Monday, April 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield

They were young: children and teens, driven out their homes and villages, brutally separated from mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers.They endured hunger, bitter cold and constant fear. They hid. They fled. They fought and survived. They remember and their stories will not be forgotten.

A living testimony, an act of courage: Six Holocaust Survivors and Six High School Students

In commemoration of Yom HaShoah 2013, six Holocaust survivors will be joined by six high school students for an extraordinary one-time theatrical event to be staged at the Jewish Community Center’s Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield.

Witness Theater is an innovative intergenerational “journey” for Holocaust survivors and high school students. The two generations work together to collectively prepare and stage a public performance which dramatizes survivors’ stories. A range of drama techniques, including improvisation and role-playing are used to help survivors overcome obstacles to retelling and reliving their traumatic experiences and transform the individual stories into the final script and ultimately into a semi-professional stage production. Professionals guide the creative process and encourage free expression by both survivors and students.

Tickets

Tickets for the April 8 performance have been generously underwritten by the Nora and Guy Barron Jewish Life Millennium Fund. Ticket reservations are required. Donations will be accepted at the performance for the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families.

» Click here to RSVP.

print

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Dec
19

NEXTGen Detroit Pride Presents Hot Topics and Hot Latkes

  December 19th | 6:30 -8:30 PM Motor City Gas 325 E 4th Street, Royal Oak, MI Get festive and join us for some hotness…hot topics and hot latkes, that is. We’ll be exploring issues like Jews and tattoos, who should be allowed to donate blood and issues facing transgender service people in the military. […]

Sign Up
Dec
20

NEXTGen Detroit at Detroit Axe

Join us for an axe-trodinary event at the new Detroit Axe in Ferndale. Come channel your inner lumber jack while learning how to throw axes at this axe-clusive event. December 20th, 2017 | 7-9:30 PM Detroit Axe 344 W Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220 *flannel attire encouraged Fee: $15 if you register before noon […]

Sign Up
Dec
25

Mitzvah Day

Monday, December 25 The tradition continues Click here to register

Sign Up
Jan
12

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

January 12, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Max M. Fisher Federation Building Calling all genealogy enthusiasts! Interested in mapping your family history but don’t know where to start? Hit a dead end and don’t know where to go next? This program will discuss genealogy research resources that you can use to uncover your […]

Sign Up