Amaka Umeh, Brittany Kay, Shaina Silver-Baird
Directed by Marie Farsi
In Elijah, Leora travels from Toronto to Halifax to celebrate the days of awe (the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) with her expecting queer-sister Shira and her non-binary Israeli partner Ariel. A play about the transformative power of forgiveness and how it impacts our ability to move beyond the trauma of the past.
*The winner was chosen in 2019 by a jury from the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition presenting partners: The Harold Green Jewish Theatre (Ontario), The Segal Centre for the Performing Arts (Quebec), The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (Manitoba), The Calgary JCC (Alberta) and Chutzpah! Festival (Vancouver).
This program is generously sponsored by the Asper Foundation.