Rachel is a budding Jewish matriarch in a prominent Orthodox London synagogue, when suddenly her best friend begins protesting for women’s ritualistic rights – putting her father’s legacy, her fiance’s livelihood, her community and their friendship at risk. Rachel’s world is trembling and romantic desires that have remained obediently dormant for most of her life, are set to erupt. Will Rachel find the will power to keep herself, her community and her dreams together, or the strength to follow her heart in the opposite direction?
Reviews for Confessions of a Rabbi's Daughter:
'The audience was captivated and so was I' Scotsgay
'Worth seeing' LoveFringe
'Hilarious' Jewish Chronicle
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About the Artists
Emily Rose Simons (Writer and Performer) is a London-born, New York dwelling musical theater and comedy writer and performer. Selected Composer-Lyricist credits include: Confessions of A Rabbi’s Daughter (Edinburgh Fringe, Off-West-End, UK Regional Tour), The Shakespeare Hostel (Selected to be developed at Catwalk Artist Residency), “My Mum” (Performed in William Finn’s Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don’t Know But Should at Barrington Stage), Emily Rose Needs A Visa. The Cabaret. (The Tank) and The Internationals (International House). Select Composer credits include: Find The Golden Bird (Thespis Theatre Festival, NYC), Julie (Tristan Bates Theatre, Off-West-End), and “Far From Heaven” from Half Way There(Finalist in the Styles and Drewe Songwriting Competition, Garrick Theater, West End). Emily Rose received a BA in Music and an MA in Composition from the University of Bristol and an MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, Tisch, NYU.
Lori Steinberg (Director) works with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program directing readings of new musicals. Off-Broadway and Regional productions include: Vanishing Point, Pal Joey, Ice Island: The Wait for Shackleton, The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show, Oy!, Tit Tales: a body politics cabaret, Yiddle with a Fiddle, Lucky Stiff, ‘night Mother, Steel Magnolias, Howard McGillin: The Gypsy in Me; Noel Coward in Two Keys, and the National Tour of Swing! She has been on the creative teams of many original Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including Assassins, Six Degrees of Separation, and Jerry Zaks’s revivals of Anything Goes and Guys and Dolls. She was Executive Producer of the feature film, Marvin’s Room and made the joke that inspired In and Out.
Andrew Drannon (Music Director) hails from Memphis, TN and recently graduated from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. His writing explores the intersections of musical theatre, opera, ritual, ancient and modern storytelling practices, and pop culture. He holds degrees from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis, and has worked as an assistant professor of composition and music technology, concert and collaborative pianist, organist, and music director. He was a composer fellow at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute in 2009.
Anna Hart Turner (Designer) has a degree in fashion design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked for large and small companies in the fashion industry, and created costumes for the musical Find the Golden Bird. She currently works at Kayrock Screenprinting where she manages sewing and custom framing projects. She also makes hand-embroidered artwork under her own brand, Errant Hart.