What She Left

Author(s): Stacie Chaiken
Based on materials from the Holocaust and Genocide Research Collection at the University of Southern California, this 20-minute play describes the lengths a Jewish woman in the Polish Resistance has to go to keep her people safe in the forest. “What we are capable of when we have a fierce drive to live and there is nothing left to lose.” The speaker in the performance is her granddaughter, and it is now her responsibility to pass on the story of her grandmother to future generations.
Format: Short play
Cast Size:2
Running Time: 20 minutes

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Los Angeles Theatre Festival, March 2015.
Original Source Material: Based on materials from the Holocaust and Genocide Research Collection at the University of Southern California.
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Stacie Chaiken

Experience(s) Chronicled: Hiding | Escape | Resistance | Women and the Holocaust

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