Between the Threads: Jewish Women Project

Produced & Directed by Coral Cohen


Position: Co-Creator/Co-Writer/Dramaturg

Between the Threads (Jewish Women Project) is a devised theatre piece about Jewish women in America exploring their relationship to their Judaism. The project is an interdisciplinary work that uses performance as a way to interrogate Jewish identity today by looking to our past and confronting our future. A group of seven female-identified artists explore their personal history to present a collage of varied perspectives on what it means to be perennially in-between: in the intersection of tradition and modernity, power and oppression.

HERE Arts Center
January-February 2019

JCC of Northern Virginia
June 15-16, 2019


Co-created by Hannah Goldman, Lea Kalisch,
Luisa Muhr, Daniella Seidl, Laura Lassy Townsend and Tatiana Baccari
Original music by Zoë Aqua
Dramaturg & Script Supervisor Tatiana Baccari
Set Designer Lauren Barber
Lighting Designer Elizabeth M. Stewart
Costume Designer Johanna Pan
Associate Producers Kimberly Dillon & Lucy Powis

“Honest and unflinching...It was all beautifully written, sometimes very raw, sometimes hopeful, even humorous”
— Max Berry On Stage Blog
“Baccari wrestles with her identity as a “chosen Jew” — a Jew by choice — recalling when together with her Italian mother they used the ocean as a mikvah for their conversion on a South Florida beach...What worked best was the drama woven into these different yet universal life stories.”
Washington Jewish Week
“Superb...The women make direct eye contact with the audience, reaching out for catharsis, and it’s easy to respond to them as they lay their feelings bare with humor and intelligence.”
This Week in New York