Ronda Spinak

Jewish Women's Theatre

Ronda Spinak, Artistic Director of the Jewish Women's Theatre, creates themed shows for JWT's innovative Salon Theatre Series. She has commissioned and developed dozens of monologues, plays, poems and stand-up comedy pieces with Jewish themes for presentation in JWT Salons and elsewhere. She co-authored the play, Stories From the Fringe, revealing the inspiring stories of women rabbis.

From Story to Stage: A Workshop

This instructive workshop will give you the tools to write your story (or the story of others) for the stage. Learn to ask meaningful questions to draw out stories that touch the heart. Learn to construct material in a format that is stage-worthy. We will spend a portion of our time together writing from prompts and sharing our work with each other. All are welcome -- from professional to first-timer, you don’t even need a story, just a willingness to find one. NOTE: Advanced sign-up is required. Please go to http://limmudla.org/workshops.html for more information.

From Story to Stage: The Nuts and Bolts

This instructive workshop will give you the tools to write your story (or the story of others) for the stage. Learn to ask meaningful questions to draw out stories that touch the heart. Learn to construct material in a format that is stage-worthy. Real examples will be drawn from the new play, "Stories From the Fringe" (performed on Sunday), in which stories from women rabbis were collected and adapted to the stage.

"Stories From the Fringe" -- A New Play

Experience this thought-provoking, inspiring play. Peek into the lives of 18 of Los Angeles’ most prominent women rabbis and hear their stories about holy moments, love, God, and a fabulous pair of shoes! The performance features Abby Freeman, Bari Hochwald, Robert Trebor, and Kate Zentall, is directed by Eve Brandstein and was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Rabbi Lynne A. Kern, and Artistic Director of the Jewish Women's Theatre, Ronda Spinak.

Mama, Let Your Daughters Grow Up to Be Rabbis: A Talk-Back for the Play "Stories From the Fringe"

Lynne Kern, Ronda Spinak

After interviewing over 100 rabbis over the course of two-and-a-half years, the thought-provoking play, "Stories From the Fringe," came about as a result of their words. Join us for a Q & A post show and offer your thoughts, ask burning questions, and discuss what you’ve just seen with the writers, director, actors AND women rabbis whose lives provided the inspiration.

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