Written and performed by Tamara Micner. Premiering in 2019 in Vancouver.
Developed with support from Battersea Arts Centre, Camden People’s Theatre, JW3, British Columbia Arts Council and Chutzpah! Festival for the Performing Arts.
How can we honour the histories we inherit whilst breaking free from them? Can the weight of inheritance be turned into a gift?
Bringing to life the true survival stories of Bluma & Isaac Tischler, her lifelong best friend’s grandparents, Tamara’s debut solo show explores whether we can cultivate a relationship to the Holocaust which contributes to communal healing and solidarity. Using comedy and beigels, the show tears open an intergenerational wound, probing why we remember the Holocaust – and what it might look like to forget.
‘I laughed. I cried. Suddenly, my trauma was sitting in front of me in the form of a beigel and it was the perfect picture of thousands of years of oppression, and the possibility of toasting to liberation.’
‘I took more home from Holocaust Brunch than I went into it with.’
‘Inventive and engaging. Great sense of humour.’
‘A thoughtful, heartfelt and funny exploration of intergenerational trauma … A multifaceted dialogue between past and present.’
‘Tamara is a strong performer. The show looks very interesting and we are intrigued to see how the piece will develop.’ –Battersea Arts Centre
‘Tamara is an accomplished and innovative theatre-maker. Holocaust Brunch shows promise as a funny, warm and provocative piece of performance.’ –JW3
Catch a glimpse of the show!
performed at camden people’s theatre, london, 2018
film credit: Julia Gazdag
A companion workshop on Holocaust healing, and an original book, are also in development as part of this project. More details coming soon!
JW3, London, May 2019 (excerpt performance)
Battersea Arts Centre, London, May 2019 (sharing)
Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver, Autumn 2019
More to be announced!