Created and performed by Tamara Micner. Premiering at artsdepot in October 2019.
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, Battersea Arts Centre, JW3, Camden People’s Theatre and Chutzpah! Festival for the Performing Arts.
We invite you to hear from a pair of Holocaust survivors and one of their descendants, over a delicious brunch. There will be the opportunity to reflect on their stories and on how, as the next generations, we can keep the memory alive. Or, which memories to keep alive. And whose memories. Hang on, why are we doing this? And why so much food?
How can we honour the histories we inherit whilst breaking free from them? Can the weight of inheritance be turned into a gift?
‘Holocaust Brunch’ uses comedy and beigels to explore whether we can heal from ancestral trauma. Bringing to life the true stories of two Holocaust survivors connected to Tamara, this solo show tears open an intergenerational wound, probing why we remember the Holocaust – and what it might look like to forget.
Photo credit: Sophie le Roux
Writer & Performer | Tamara Micner
Projection artist | L. Roberts
Dramaturg | Rachel Mars
Outside eyes | Nick Cassenbaum, Alice Roots & Sarah Moore
Sound Designer | Dinah Mullen
Lighting Designer | Alex Fernandes
Set & Costume Designer | Lauren Dix
Producer & Production Manager | Becky Plotnek
Catch a glimpse of the show!
performed at camden people’s theatre, london, October 2018
film credit: Julia Gazdag
‘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.’
‘Inventive and engaging. Great sense of humour.’
‘A thoughtful, heartfelt and funny exploration of intergenerational trauma … A multifaceted dialogue between past and present.’