Tags: trauma

Aviya’s Summer [הקיץ של אביה]

The play is set in the first years of the State of Israel. 10-year-old Aviya is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, a single mother, who is mentally wounded from the trauma of the camps. Aviya lives in a special institute since her mother can't take care of her. During the summer vacation, Aviya stays with her mother, but it turns out to be the most difficult summer for the child because her mother has nightmares and mental breakdowns. The neighbors can't and won't understand the mother's distress, and are hard on both the child and her mother. Aviya is desperately looking for her father, and a lot of her problems arise from this hopeless search. But at the end of the summer, Aviya comes out stronger and better, while her mother is hospitalized.

Eavesdropping on Dreams

A play about the lives of three generations of women in present-day New York coming to terms with the aftermath of the Holocaust: a 25-year-old medical student, her mother, who is paralyzed by her own demons, and grandmother, a survivor of the war who refuses to help.

Everyone Had Six Wings [שש כנפיים לאחד]

In a small neighborhood in Jerusalem, right after Israel's Independence War, a group of people are trying to settle down and build a community. Among them are several Holocaust survivors, trying to rebuild their lives, make a living in a hard time, dealing with their own demons from the camps, and horrors and loss from the Independence War.

The Infant Rat [L’Enfant-rat]

L’Enfant Rat moves back and forth in chronology as it focuses on six survivors, identified only by numbers, of the same concentration camp work detail. The play both details the continuing relationship between these survivors, their past experiences and the continued impact of the camp experiences on them.